How to Make a Dirty Chai Latte at Home?

How to Make a Dirty Chai Latte at Home?

To make your hot dirty chai latte, you begin by brewing a strong cup of black tea and a double shot of espresso or strong coffee. Mix your tea and coffee into a latte-sized coffee cup and add your chai tea mix to taste.

You should also include a frothed milk in your chai coffee for that special touch. Sprinkle cinnamon into your dirty chai latte for a perfect finish.

You might be wondering why the drink is referred to as dirty? For a drink that is well made and tastes so good, I guess the reason for the name is because coffee – which is referred to as mud – is added to the drink. Let’s take a look at the history of this drink.

History Of Dirty Chai Latte

Although chai is a popular drink in the most known café, culture still plays a role in the sales. The origin of chai goes back several centuries in India. One popular way of making beverages was mixing spices with concentrated tea, referred to as masala chai or spice tea.

For preparing this drink, there is no one way; there is no standard recipe or blend. The ingredients and spices used vary from region to region in various parts of India.

Tea enthusiasts may frown at tea prepared in the form of a latte, while the latte enthusiasts might not be receptive to the idea of a teapot brewing their favorite drink. What makes the dirty chai latte so special is the mixture of these two classics – the tea and the latte.

You can have the chai drink at any time of the day as it contains low caffeine – about one-third of the caffeine in a cup of coffee. You can pair chai with snacks like crackers, cookies, milk chocolate, and brie cheese.

Content Of Dirty Chai Latte

The dirty chai latte is made with espresso, spiced black tea, and steamed milk.

Espresso: The espresso is made by forcing a small amount of nearly boiling water under pressure through finely-ground coffee beans – producing one or two shots of coffee. If you make the espresso correctly, you will get a rich golden cream on the surface. You can achieve espresso coffee with various coffee beans and roasts.

Steamed milk: The foam you see in latte results from milk exposed to high-pressured steam by slowly introducing steam into milk to produce a layer of tiny bubbles. You can achieve this with full-fat and low-fat dairy, as well as milk alternatives like almond, oat milk, or soy.

Masala chai/spiced black tea: The Masala chai is India’s popular spiced tea usually prepared with a blend of spices including cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon; it can also be achieved with a single spice like ginger.

Flavored syrups and Sweeteners: You can include artificial sweeteners, sugar, honey, and flavored syrups in your dirty chai.


The dirty chai latte is a drink you should try if you are do not want the bitter taste of coffee in your mouth, but you still want to enjoy the effect of caffeine.