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The Coziest Sustainable Vanilla Chai Latte Recipe

September 24, 2022 2 min read

The Coziest Sustainable Vanilla Chai Latte Recipe

Fall is here, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than with this simple Vanilla Chai Latte Recipe. It's cozy, creamy, perfectly sweet, and a great way to add a little spice to your life. 

The best part? You don't have to go out and buy a bunch of different spices that could potentially go to waste. Instead, you only need organic chai tea, which you can buy in loose-leaf form or as compostable tea bags.

Why Organic Chai Tea?

Well, tea is a pesticide and fertilizer-intensive plant, so we recommend buying USDA-certified organic when possible. When you do, you can sip your tea in peace, knowing that it helps sustain the health of our soils, ecosystems, and community.

Why Loose Leaf Chai Tea or Compostable Chai Tea Bags?

Just one tea bag can release up to 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nanoplastics into a single cup of tea. When consumed regularly, this can disrupt the endocrine system. On the bright side, loose-leaf tea is often more affordable, and compostable tea bags typically break down as quickly as the tea leaves inside of them.

So, now that you know what to look for when making a sustainable vanilla chai latte – lets *fall* into the recipe.

P.S. love vanilla chai? This recipe pairs perfectly with our new limited edition Vanilla Chai Shampoo and Conditioner Set.

Sustainable Vanilla Chai Latte

Vanilla Chai Latte Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1-2 compostable chai tea bags depending on how strong you'd like it
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (or sweetener of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup oat milk (or milk of choice) 

How to Make a Warm Vanilla Chai Latte

  1. Pour boiling water over chai tea bag in a mug; let steep 4 to 6 minutes. Remove and discard tea bag.
  2. Stir maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt into tea to dissolve. Stir milk through tea to serve.

How to Make an Iced Vanilla Chai Latte

  1. Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over chai tea bag in a mug; let steep 4 to 6 minutes. Remove and discard tea bag.
  2. Stir maple syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt into tea to dissolve.
  3. Fill a glass with ice and add chai mixture. Top with 1/2 cup of room temperature or cold water + 1/4 cup milk. Enjoy!

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