Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric

December 17, 2019

This Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric is the epitome of a good cup of warmth and delicious chai spices, just in time for the Holidays. It’s super easy to make, requires only a handful of ingredients, a great caffeine alternative to coffee, and comforting. All vegan and gluten-free.

Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric

I’m more excited to share this recipe with you all because I’m a lover of this stuff.

I literally have a cup of Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks, almost on a daily basis. It’s just THAT good.

If you’ve been an avid reader of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’re aware of my previous obsession with Caramel Frappuccinos. However, since reducing my dairy (drastically), I’ve found my newest love (Chai Tea Lattes) in which I substitute with Almond milk.

Win, Win.

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Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric

With Christmas just a few short days away, I’m definitely rounding up my favorite Holidays recipes so that you all can give them a try.

Of course, this being one of them.

So Why Add Turmeric?

Usually, Chai Tea latte doesn’t include turmeric (at all), however, I love adding turmeric to certain recipes because of it’s nutritional value.

Believe me, adding turmeric to this drink doesn’t change a thing in terms of compromising it’s taste. It’s still REALLY GOOD.

In case you weren’t aware, in order to get the full benefit from turmeric, you have to add a tiny bit of black pepper.

But Why Turmeric + Black Pepper?

In case you weren’t aware, Turmeric is an amazing ingredient to incorporate into your dishes. The health benefits that derive from this simple ingredient is so awesome.

But if you’re wondering, what is turmeric and where you can find it—no worries. Let’s talk!

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry it’s yellow hue. That’s right—it creates that bright yellow color all on it’s own.

In addition, the main ingredient in turmeric—curcumin is where all the incredible benefits lie. It has powerful inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

The only downside is that curcumin is present at a very low rate in turmeric, therefore, the best way to gain the full benefits of this ingredient is to take supplements with high contents of curcumin, specifically.

Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric

OK, so where does black pepper come in? Whelp, black pepper’s main ingredient–piperine actually helps the body to absorb curcumin (by large increases) which gives us the full effect of health benefits at work.

Piperine on it’s own has it’s own set of benefits which range from nausea relief to headaches to poor digestion.

Therefore, the next time that you chose to add turmeric to your foods/drinks to add a few health benefits, don’t forget to add the black pepper. And don’t worry—it’s not that much that is required either.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE MOST ABOUT THIS RECIPE?

Very easy to whip together and uses minimal main ingredients.

Ready in just 10 minutes or less.

Warm and comforting with every sip.

Loaded with Fall/Winter spices.

Includes added Health Benefits from the Turmeric.

Absolutely delicious!

Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric

Now, let’s dig right into this recipe shall we?

In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add the milk and bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes. Remove the milk from heat and add tea bags and let them steep for 5-6 minutes.

Once fully steeped, remove tea bags and whisk in chai tea spice mix, turmeric, and maple syrup until well combined.

For extra fanciness, you can blend the spice mix and tea together with a hand frother for a bit of foam.

To serve, pour chai tea in prepared mugs and top with CocoWhip! (or your fave dairy-free whipped cream) if preferred and sprinkle with additional chai spice mix.

Sip and enjoy!

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Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric
Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric

Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Almond milk (I use So Delicious Dairy-free; You can use your own fave dairy-free milk!)
  • 2 black tea bags (I use Tazo)
  • 1-2 Tbsps pure maple syrup (See Notes!)
  • 1-2 Tbsps Chai Tea Spice Mix (See Notes!)
  • 1/2-1 tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch of black pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan on medium-high heat, add the milk and bring to a boil for 1-2 minutes. Remove the milk from heat and add tea bags and let them steep for 5-6 minutes.
  • Once fully steeped, remove tea bags and whisk in chai tea spice mix, turmeric, and maple syrup until well combined.
  • For extra fanciness, you can blend the spice mix and tea together with a hand frother for a bit of foam.
  • To serve, pour chai tea in prepared mugs and top with CocoWhip! (or your fave dairy-free whipped cream) if preferred and sprinkle with additional chai spice mix.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

CHAI TEA SPICE: To make your own homemade Chai Tea spice blend, you can use the following: 2 Tbsps ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 1 Tbsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground allspice, 1 tsp ground cardamom, 1/2 tsp ground cloves, and 1/4 tsp black pepper.
SWEETENER: You can always use agave syrup, Vegan honey, or date syrup as a substitute for pure maple syrup. For vegan honey—-Bee Free Honee, click link.

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  1. I was on a chai tea latte kick for awhile at Starbuck’s too. But try to stick mostly to the regular coffees there…making this at home is a nice affordable alternative! I like the addition of the turmeric.

  2. I make a latte every morning, and I’m always up for spicing it up. This recipe is so nice, I love the addition of turmeric. I will definitely be making it again!

  3. What a great post! I knew that turmeric had great nutritional properties but I didn’t know that pepper was important in this process! Thank you for the info and tasty drink!