Iced Chai Tea Fauxlatte Recipe + Tea Sparrow Discount

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chai tea fauxlatte recipe

In an effort to cut down on my morning stops at Starbucks (which have invariably also led to morning muffins, which I don’t need in my life every day,) I’ve been making myself drinks to tote to work instead. My best friend in college was a barista, so I was always getting delicious concoctions (and often having no idea what was in them) and a few weeks ago, she texted me that she found a replacement for my beloved sugar-loaded chai lattes. After some experimentation of my own based on her recipe, I’ve found my perfect morning brew.

  • Kroger Private Selection Chai Black Tea
  • Honey (I’ve been using local raw honey in an effort to help my allergies but you can use the bear or whatever you have around)
  • Ice
  • Vanilla almond milk, coconut milk, creamer, milk, whatever


Double brew a cup of tea – I usually do two bags in about 8 ounces of water. Once it’s done steeping, I pour in some honey for a little touch of sweetness. (You could also use flavored syrups instead of the honey.) Then I dump that over ice (adding more as it starts to melt – this is why you double brew) and top off with some almond milk. Much cheaper and much healthier than a coffee shop latte. Also very highly recommended: cute travel tumblers to hold your drink, of course!

I have some pumpkin tea and syrup that I’m excited to try when we get closer to fall.

If you’re looking for a way to try new teas, check out Tea Sparrow. It’s a subscription box that sends you an envelope of four loose-leaf teas to try every month. I was not disappointed by my first month – the creators of the box truly love tea and the curation and variety of teas is excellent.

tea sparrow

If you want to try it, I have a Tea Sparrow discount code! Use the password “teas” and you’ll get your first Tea Box for $8 (a 60% discount) with the option to pause or cancel at any time.


What’s your favorite morning beverage?

I was provided a complimentary sample to review, but all opinions are my own.
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  • Reply GiGi Eats

    I NEED – MUST – have caffeine in the MORNING! First thing! Without it I would probably…… Not be able to get up off the floor! lol!

    June 11, 2014 at 10:50 pm
    • Reply Desi

      Me too. Thank goodness for black tea!

      June 12, 2014 at 9:52 am
  • Reply Whitney

    This looks really yummy! I love chai, but the ones my fave coffee shops use are so full of sugar, not to mention spendy. This looks like an easy and tasty at-home version. I’ll give it a try!

    June 12, 2014 at 12:20 am
    • Reply Desi

      It’s totally yummy! You can use any kind of chai tea bags if you don’t have Kroger (theirs is the spiciest I’ve found so the taste still comes through after the ice melts) and it’s fun to experiment and customize.

      June 12, 2014 at 9:53 am

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