Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric

December 17, 2019

Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric

This Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric is made with only a handful of ingredients and is the perfect warmth + coziness to any day, especially during the Holidays. Literally whipped together in a few short minutes, this homemade latte comes bursting with chai spices + turmeric flavors that work so well together and is fully dairy-free, vegan, + gluten-free. A great caffeine alternative to coffee and works as a pick me up.

Vegan Chai Tea Latte with TurmericVegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric—–the epitome of a holiday drink that is worth having this season. Honestly, I never thought that I would be mentioning Chai + Turmeric together—-but it’s true. They are SO AMAZING together, believe it or not.

Why Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric?

If I’m honest, I’ve been addicted to the Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks for some time. OMG. I literally get this drink in the venti size on a DAILY basis. Haha. 

However, I truly enjoy making a lot of my faves at home and this version of my chai tea latte is EVERYTHING! I love how creamy, smooth, and easy this recipe is. Plus, the chai spices are so warm and comforting and the addition of turmeric adds such great health benefits.

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This Vegan Pumpkin Chai Latte is made with only a handful of ingredients and is the perfect warmth + coziness to any day. Literally whipped together in a few short minutes, this homemade latte comes fully dairy-free, vegan, + gluten-free. Enjoy this coffee-free cup of goodness every morning. 

This Easy Warm Apple Chai Latte is made with only a handful of ingredients and is the perfect warmth + coziness during the cooler season. Believe it or not, apple + chai flavors go together so well and will surely become your newest obsession! 

This Easy Homemade Peppermint Mocha Latte is the perfect warm, + cozy thing to indulge in during the winter months. Believe it or not, peppermint + mocha flavors are a THING and will surely become your newest obsession during the Holiday season! Literally whipped together in a few short minutes, this homemade latte comes fully dairy-free, vegan, + gluten-free. 

What You’ll Love Most About This Homemade Latte.

Very easy to whip together and uses minimal main ingredients.

Ready in less than 30 minutes TOTAL—-including prep.

Warm and comforting with every sip.

Loaded with delicious Fall/Winter spices.

A great coffee alternative!

All dairy-free, vegan, + GF.

Makes for the perfect sweet treat for the entire family.

Vegan Chai Tea Latte with Turmeric

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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These Vegan Chai Tea Latte Cinnamon Rolls are something right on point for the Fall/Winter season. They are fluffy, soft, thick, sweet, and surely does just melt in your mouth with every bite. Not being your typical Cinnamon Roll, this recipe is topped with a mouth-watering Black Tea-infused Chai Tea glaze that will leave you ‘Cinnamon Roll obsessed’. 

This Vegan Gingerbread Cake + Chai Buttercream is a healthier option to a Holiday classic + favorite—Gingerbread!. Not only is it completely moist + fluffy, but it’s also loaded with warm ginger and spices, that when paired with this airy vegan dirty chai buttercream, they all work amazingly together and just melts in your mouth with goodness. Super easy to make and all dairy-free + vegan.

Why Add Turmeric? Health Benefits?

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. 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.


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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
Serves: 2 Servings
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  • 2 cups Almond milk  (I use Califia Farms; You can use your own fave plant-based milk; See Notes!)
  • 2-3 black tea bags  (I use Tazo)
  • 2 Tbsps Agave (See Notes!)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • pinch of black pepper

Chai Tea Spice Mix:

  • 2 Tbsps ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp  allspice
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • CocoWhip!
  • Christmas Sprinkles, optional


  • 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 1 Tbsp chai tea spice mix, turmeric, vanilla, and Agave until well combined.
  • To serve, pour turmeric-chai mixture in prepared mugs and top with CocoWhip, if preferred and sprinkle with additional chai spice mix or Holiday sprinkles.
  • Sip and enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • SWEETENER: You can always use maple syrup, Vegan honey, or organic brown sugar as a substitute for Agave. For vegan honey—-Bee Free Honee, click link.
  • LATTE: Best when consumed once prepared. Not recommended to be stored. 
  • IS THERE OTHER METHODS TO MAKING THIS? Yup. While I enjoy the slow and true cooking method of using my stovetop, you can make this latte within your blender. Some high-tech blenders like the Vitamix has a heating mode which allows you to blend and warm at the same time, which is one way to do it. Of course, if you’re like me, then using your stovetop is just as easy. 
  • WHAT PLANT-BASED MILKS ARE GOOD FOR THIS RECIPE? My go-to plant-based milk is Almond milk from Califia Farms. However, you can always use your fave or one of the following: coconut milk, oat milk (froths/foams VERY WELL), flax milk, etc.


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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!