How to Make a Very Vanilla Iced Chai Latte

by Veronica Maier

Very Vanilla iced chai lattes take only a few minutes to prepare.

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Items you will need

  • Bagged chai tea or chai tea concentrate
  • Ice
  • Glass
  • Very Vanilla soy milk
  • Sweetener (optional)

Chai tea is a blend of black tea and various spices, often including cinnamon, star anise, cardamom and black pepper. A chai tea latte is chai tea with a large quantity of milk, either steamed or iced. In the case of the Very Vanilla iced chai latte, the milk used is Very Vanilla soymilk. Iced chai tea lattes can be an expensive beverage at your local coffee shop. Make your own at home to your own taste and save money in the bargain.

Bagged Tea Method

Step 1

Place two tea bags of your selected chai tea in a 16 ounce glass. Add two to four ounces of hot water, and steep for five to 10 minutes. This allows the spices to release all their flavor and fragrance. Remove the tea bags and discard.

Step 2

Add enough ice to fill the glass to the top. This will chill your tea effectively before adding any Very Vanilla soy milk. It is better to add the ice before the soy milk to ensure the drink stays cool until you finish it. Adding ice later can produce a lukewarm beverage.

Step 3

Add Very Vanilla soy milk to the top of the glass. Stir the soy milk and tea, mixing thoroughly, until a uniform color forms in the glass. Taste the iced chai tea latte for sweetness and, if desired, add sweetener to taste.

Tea Concentrate Method

Step 1

Add chai tea concentrate to your glass in the ratio suggested by the concentrate company. Chai tea concentrate is available at most grocery stores. Tazo and Oregon chai are popular brands.

Step 2

Add enough ice to fill the glass to the top. This will chill your tea effectively before adding any Very Vanilla soy milk. It is better to add the ice before the soy milk to ensure the drink stays cool until you finish it. Adding ice later can produce a lukewarm beverage.

Step 3

Add Very Vanilla soy milk to the top of the glass. Stir the soy milk and tea, mixing thoroughly, until a uniform color forms in the glass. Taste the iced chai tea latte for sweetness and, if desired, add sweetener or more tea concentrate to taste. You may have to experiment with the ratio of tea concentrate to Very Vanilla soy milk to find the perfect combination for your taste.

Tips

  • Make a larger quantity of the Very Vanilla iced chai latte to have it ready at a moment's notice.

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About the Author

Veronica Maier has been an active online writer since 2010. She has been a contributing writer to eHow and Answerbag. Maier holds a Bachelor of Arts in art history and visual culture with an emphasis on the American modern from the University of California, Santa Cruz.