I love chai tea- hot or cold, it’s hands down one of my favorite teas to drink. The spiciness of the cloves and cinnamon mix so well with the sweetness of almond milk and stevia. Unfortunately I can’t drink most of the premade, premixed drinks due to the added sugars and dairy that just don’t fit into my dietary needs.
There’s an easy and cheap way to make your own cold brew chai tea. Just steep some chai tea bags in water in the refrigerator. One bag for every 1/2 cup of water makes a double strength brew. Then add your choice of dairy free milk and stevia, and it’s done!
It’s a quick and yummy drink that is a great afternoon treat. No blending, measuring, or mixing complicated ingredients.
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, sugar free and vegan. It would also work well with green tea or any other strong flavor tea that is a favorite of yours.
Want it hot? Just heat up the mixture and blend in your blender for a foamy hot chai tea latte.
- 1 cup chai tea concentrate (see below)
- 1 cup unsweetened nondairy milk of choice
- 10-12 drops liquid stevia
- Pour all ingredients into a large jar or cup filled with ice. Stir or shake to combine and enjoy immediately.
To make chai concentrate, place 8 chai tea bags in a jar and add 32 ounces of cold water (you can make more or less if you like – just use 4 ounces of water per tea bag). Cover and steep in refrigerator overnight. It will keep in the fridge for at least a week – I just leave the tea bags in the jar the whole time.