Iced Lavender Dirty Chai Latte
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What is a Dirty Chai?
If you’ve never made a dirty chai latte before you are bound to be wondering what the difference is between a chai latte and a dirty chai latte.
Dirty chai latte ingredients are the same as a regular chai latte, with one key addition. A chai latte is a tea blended with different flavors and spices (in this case, with a lavender concentration). A dirty chai is the same, with the addition of espresso.
This iced dirty chai latte recipe uses one shot of espresso for a balanced flavor. You could, however, add an extra shot if you prefer a stronger coffee.
Where Does Chai Latte Come From?
Chai lattes and teas are very popular all over the world. The original delicately flavored tea came from India, before moving into China.
The recipes then moved all over the world growing and developing with new flavors and ingredients until our modern coffee house chai teas and lattes came about.
Can You Buy Lavender Chai Syrup?
Yes, you can buy or even make a lavender chai syrup at home and simply add it to your usual iced latte But for an authentic flavor, you should use lavender chai teabags.
Using Dirty Chai Tea Bags
Chai tea bags make brewing a dirty chai latte at home super simple, whether you want it iced or hot. Even better, chai tea bags are available in a variety of different flavors, including lavender.
To start boil ¼ cup of water on the stove or in the microwave and brew a shot of your favorite espresso.
If you don’t have an espresso machine, make a very strong, small cup of your favorite instant coffee and leave to one side to cool.
Remove the chai teabags from their packaging and place them into the boiled water.
Give them a good stir and then leave to steep for 10 minutes.
Place the ice cubes into a tall glass.
After 10 minutes, squeeze out the tea bags and throw them away.
Give the tea a good stir.
Give the tea a good stir.
Pour over the ice cubes and serve.
If you prefer a sweeter drink, you can stir 1 teaspoon of white sugar or an artificial sweetener into the tea before adding the espresso.
This recipe makes one large iced chai latte. It would also make two small. If you’d like to brew more, simply double the ingredients.
About the author
Marketing as job, barista as passion. An authentic coffee lover, looking for the next fantastic cup of coffee that I will fall in love with. Coffee, for me, is more than a beverage. It's about community and connection - how can all the world consume the same fruit? And differently? How can we have so many different tastes? I also don't know. And because of this, I feel in love each day more for this world. Happy to share and make a change in the coffee community.