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How To Make the Best Chai Tea Latte Mix

Fall is coming up and do you know what that means?

It’s the perfect time to mix up a big batch of chai tea latte mix to keep on hand for when those chai cravings kick in and you don’t have time to make a chai latte from scratch.

When the weather starts cooling off, there’s nothing I like more than to sip on a hot and deliciously fragrant cup of chai latte. I’d take the chai spices of a masala chai any day over a pumpkin spice latte!

But…I don’t always have the time or the kitchen space to heat up the milk, get the frother out and do all the things that it takes to make a chai tea latte at home.

That’s when I reach for my trusty chai tea latte mix. This premixed diy chai spiced tea has everything already mixed in so you just need to add it to a mug of hot water.

All I have to do is heat some water, pour it into a mug and add a couple of tablespoons of this powdered chai mix. And boom! You’ve got your very own homemade chai tea latte.

In just a minute, I’m drinking that warming, spiced black tea that I love so much, and I haven’t had to mess up my kitchen . 😉

instant chai tea latte mix with hot water in a glass cup

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What is Chai Tea Latte Mix?

Chai tea latte mix is a premixed medley of ingredients that you keep on hand in your kitchen for whenever you have a hankering for a chai latte.

This ready to go mix uses spices and unsweetened instant tea so there is no need to pull out our black tea bags or chai tea bags.

When you’re craving a cup of chai latte, just take a couple of scoops of your premade chai tea latte mix, add it to hot water and stir.

At the most basic level, your chai mix will contain:

  • Instant unsweetened tea
  • Sweetener: white cane sugar, brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc.
  • Dry “milk” powder: nonfat dry milk powder, powdered non-dairy creamer, powdered milk, coffee creamer, etc.
  • Spices – the masala chai spices that make your mixture spicy and warming.

Spices in Chai Tea

The spices in this chai tea latte mix are the traditional spices you’d find in any chai tea mix:

The word chai actually means tea in Hindi. So if you want to get technical, the spices are really masala spices! And every family has a slightly different spice mix. If you’d like to mix up your very own chai spice mix to use in baking and other drinks, check out my chai spice mix recipe!

Customizing Your Chai Tea Powder Mix

While it is a shortcut that some chai latte fans will turn their noses up at, I love it because it’s not only convenient, but it’s completely customizable.

When you’re making your own chai tea powder mix, you can make just the way you like it. From the level of sweetness, the type of spices and even the type of milk, you’re in charge.

You don’t like ginger? No problem, just leave it out.

Do you like your chai extra spicy? Just add in some more ground cardamom, ground cloves, ground star anise and white or black pepper.

Like your drink super sweet? Go for it. You can even make your latte powder mix with french vanilla instant creamer.

Like an even richer version? Add a tablespoon of the mix to a mug of hot milk and froth it up with handheld frother. Or add a splash of coconut milk and whipped cream to your finished

How To Make Chai Tea Latte Powder Recipe

Gather Ingredients

This easy recipe couldn’t be simpler and you can get all the ingredients at your grocery store. You can start with this recipe and then tweak it if you decide you’d like to try different chai spice blends.

Combine Spices

If you want to make things really easy, just stir ingredients together in a large bowl.

If you have more time, I like to put all the ingredients and whole spices in a food processor and grind everything into a fine powder. I always do it this way if I’m making it for a gift.

If you don’t have a food processor or high speed blender, add all the spices to a coffee grinder, spice grinder or grind up with an immersion blender.

Store Properly

When you’re done, simply store the powdered mix in a cool dry place in an airtight container or cute mason jar.

Chai Latte Mix: The Perfect Homemade Food Gift

Not only is this recipe delicious, but this mix also makes a super thoughtful hostess and neighbor gift for the holidays.

Mix up a batch, package it up in cute little jars like these, add an instruction tag, cinnamon stick, and ribbon, and you’ve got the perfect holiday gift for the chai lover in your life!

16 oz Glass Mason Jars with Handles 9 Pack, Clear Retro Drinking Jars Mugs Smoothie Jars with Silver Metal Lids,Perfect For Beverages,Decoration,Storage,Party Favors, Tags and Twine String As Gifts

Recipe for Chai Tea Mix In A Jar

instant chai tea latte mix with hot water in a glass cup

Chai Tea Latte Mix Recipe

Yield: 32 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This tastes just like a warm sweater feels on a cool morning. This chai tea powder mix already has everything in it so you just need to add hot water and stir for that delicious Chai tea latte goodness.

This makes an amazing hostess and neighbor gift for the holidays when you put it in a cute jar, with a festive ribbon and mixing instructions!


  • 2 cups unsweetened instant tea
  • 1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup french vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
  • 1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Using a whisk, blend until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. If you like, you can add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse several times to pulverize the mix into a fine powder.
  4. To use, add 3 tablespoons of the mix to a mug and add hot water.
  5. Stir and enjoy!
  6. Store finished mix in an airtight container.


You can adjust the sweetness of this chai tea latte mix by adding more or less sugar. You can also replace the sugar with the sweetener of your choice to reduce the calorie content.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 32 Serving Size: 3 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information may vary depending on the amount and type of sweetener you use.

Healthy Chai Tea Mix Recipe

If you have dietary restrictions, you can adjust this to make a healthy chai tea mix recipe by using non-dairy milk, low-fat powdered creamers, low carb sweeteners, etc.

Sandra of Sam Eats Her Nutrients made a Paleo Chai Tea Mix version of this spiced chai powder. Check out her website for lots of healthy recipes.

Can You Make an Iced Chai Latte with This?

You bet! It mixes best if you first add your latte blend to hot water and stir well. Refrigerate until cool and then pour over ice cubes. The end result is a delicious cold chai latte with all the aromatic spices you love.

Can You Use This Latte Recipe for a Party?

Definitely! If you want to make a chai latte for a lot of people, just measure out the water and heat in a small saucepan over medium-high heat and stir in enough of the latte ingredients for the amount of water you used.

Soon, you’ll have delicious spicy hot beverages for a crowd. The best part is not only do you have a festive drink for a party, but this simple recipe makes your whole house smell good!

Also, this homemade chai spice latte mix recipe is one of the best homemade food holiday gifts you can give a friend or neighbor! Excellent DIY Christmas gifts from your kitchen.

If you love tea as much as I do, pin this to your favorite tea-loving Pinterest board and pass it on for others to enjoy! Pinkies up!

chai tea latte mix with hot water in a glass cup.
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