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Maple Vanilla Chai Tea Latte

This quick and easy Maple Vanilla Chai Tea Latte is the perfect warm and cozy drink for chilly days and nights. No fancy equipment required!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 1
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Michelle / Now Cook This!


  • ½ cup water
  • 2 chai tea tea bags
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup, add more or less to taste
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • cinnamon, for sprinkling on top


  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • Place the chai tea bags in a mug and add the water. Let steep for 3 to 5 minutes (or according to the directions on the package of tea). I like to steep mine for at least 5 minutes for a stronger chai flavor.
  • While the tea is steeping, heat the milk in a small saucepan over low heat until hot (do not boil).
  • Squeeze out the tea bags into your mug (be careful and use a spoon - the bags will be hot). Add the maple syrup and vanilla to the tea; stir to combine.
  • Remove the milk from the heat and carefully whisk, using a quick left-to-right motion, until the milk is frothy and foamy.
  • Pour the milk into the mug with the tea. Spoon any foam that is left behind in the pan onto the top of your latte.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • An alternative method for foaming the milk is to place the hot milk in a mason jar with the lid on tightly and shake until foamy. Be sure to use oven mitts or a towel, as the jar will be hot!
  • You can use almond milk instead of whole milk to make a "skinny" or non-dairy chai latte (the flavor will be different, and it won't be as creamy).
  • Use decaf chai tea bags for a relaxing nighttime sipper!
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