As you’ll see, this is a simple process. The most difficult part is that you need to keep an eye on the temperatures of both things that you are heating. You should have a delicious chai latte in five to 10 minutes.
Make or heat the chai. If you're using tea leaves, heat water and steep the chai. If you're using a concentrate, heat it over low to medium heat in a small saucepan. You’ll want your chai to be around the same temperature as the milk, so we recommend 160-170 degrees Fahrenheit.
Once the chai is ready, add sugar to taste.
Over low to medium heat in the same small saucepan, heat the milk. You’ll want to heat it to around 160-170 degrees, well below boiling. You can go even cooler if you like. The lower the temperature, the softer the drink will feel.
Froth the milk (optional). Pour the milk into a different container to whisk it to create froth. You can do this by placing the whisk in between your hands and rolling it back and forth as if you were starting a fire.
Pour the milk, chai, and espresso shots into a cup.
If you want to go over the top, sprinkle on some cinnamon to give it that cafe look and feel.
If you want a chai latte, but you don’t want a hot drink because it’s too warm outside, easy enough! Instead of heating the two liquids, pour them cold over ice and enjoy a wonderful iced chai latte.