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Delicious homemade chai tea latte recipe with the typical winter spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and ginger. This recipe is using almond milk and therefore suitable for vegans. Make it with the new MASTER.T for a minimal effort.

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Homemade Chai Tea Latte with almond milk and SPECIAL.T

Chai Tea Recipe & MASTER.T

Let me show you how to make a homemade chai tea latte with almond milk. This tea recipe is a mixture of black tea, plant-based milk, and delicious winter flavors.

As the days are getting colder, I am pleased to introduce you to my new favorite tea machine,MASTER.T, the new generation machine of SPECIAL.T by Nestlé, which prepares delicious hot comfort drinks with only one touch.

MASTER.T – How To Use It

Special.T - How To Use

The new SPECIAL.T machine is a beauty itself and looks great in every kitchen. It comes with a 180° rotatable water tank and therefore fits in every small corner, which is quite handy if you such a tiny kitchen counter like I have.

Furthermore, you can choose between a metallic grey, red, or green colored machine. The red one looks very fashionable!


MASTER.T Machine from top

What can you do with this machine?

  • Prepare a small (200ml) or large (350ml) cup of tea with one click
  • Froth milk for a tea latte. 
  • Read the temperature on the display with which your tea will be brewed.
  • Read the brewing time on the display to know exactly how long you have to wait before enjoying your tea.
  • Adjust your desired tea strengths – You can choose between 5 levels. I always use the predefined strength.
  • Take out the drip tray and capsule container and clean it with water or once in a while in your dishwasher.
  • Recycle the used capsules.

How To Froth Milk

MASTER.T GIF Frothing Milk

What I love most about this machine is that you can froth your milk very easily.

You receive a little milk doser in the form of a can with your machine. Fill it with your preferred milk and pour it into your cup. Once you have the feeling of how much milk fits in your cup, there is no need to use the can – it’s just helpful at the beginning that you are not going to end up with tea spillover.

Press the TEA LATTE button and then prepare your tea as usual. The MASTER.T will now froth your milk in its own way, which is simply fantastic (see in the GIF above).

One click tea latte – isn’t that great for sleepy mornings?

I found with almond milk you are ending up with the nicest milk foam.

Other kinds of milk I have tried are cashew and cow milk, which resulted in only a little milk foam. But this is like with every common milk frother. Usually, almond milk, lactose-free cow milk, and barista soy/oat milk work the best.

Capsules & Tea Varieties

  • Tea capsules are filled with the best tea leaves 
  • Capsuled have a hermetic seal (airtight) and therefore protected against humidity, air, and light.
  • Capsules have an infusion code – The machine recognize each capsule and can brew it with the optimal brewing time and temperature for the tea.
  • Choose between 35 tea varieties by SPECIAL.T – Read more about the best tea capsules for the Latte function with my drinking recommendation below.

Morning Tea Favorites

Special.T- Tea Morning Favorites

  • Good Morning Sunshine: A delicious black tea which can be enjoyed after waking up. Add a tablespoon of honey and your favorite milk for a cozy morning tea.
  • Japanese Sencha: This tasty green tea is one of my favorites if I don’t need the extra caffeine boost in the morning. Green tea contains half the amount of caffeine as black tea does. 
  • Masala Chai: Black tea infused with the best chai flavors like pepper, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger. Tasted delicious with all kind of nut milk. Make sure to check out the recipe at the end of the post for an extra flavorful chai tea latte.

Afternoon Tea Break

Special.T - Tea Afternoon Break
  • Blueberry Muffin: This tea makes you feel like eating a healthy blueberry muffin. It’s black tea which is flavored with blueberry pieces and does taste delicious with cashew milk.
  • Rooibos Vanilla: An organic rooibos tea infused with the finest vanilla flavor. No milk needed here.
  • Caramel Gourmand: Could you say no to caramel? Enjoy it as a tea latte topped with whipped cream and homemade salted caramel sauce.
Homemade Chai Tea Latte with almond milk

How To Make Chai Tea Latte

Using the MASTER.T

  1. Place the milk and all the spice and maple syrup in a cup and mix well.
  2. Insert a Masala Chai capsule and brew your tea with the tea latte function.

Using a tea bag and milk frother

  1. Steep a chai tea or black tea teabag in boiling water.
  2. Mix in all the spices and maple syrup.
  3. Froth the milk and pour it over your chai tea.

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📖 Recipe

Homemade Chai Tea Latte with almond milk and SPECIAL.T

Homemade Chai Tea Latte

Delicious homemade chai tea latte recipe with the typical winter spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and ginger. This recipe is using almond milk and therefore suitable for vegans.
Author : Aline Cueni
5 from 3 votes

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Prep Time :5 minutes
Total Time :5 minutes
Servings : 1
Calories : 66kcal


  • ¾ cup (180ml) boiling water
  • 1 teabag chai tea or black tea SPECIAL.T Masala Chai
  • ¼ cup almond milk frothed
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or other sweetener
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • tsp ground cloves
  • tsp ground cardamom
  • tsp grated ginger
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Steep the tea bag for 3-5 minutes in boiling water.
  • Mix in the spices and top it with frothed almond milk.


  • Almond milk is excellent for frothing and gives you a nice foam. But you can also use any other plant-based milk for this recipe.
  • If you make the recipe with the MASTER.T machine, use the Masala Chai tea. Therefore place the milk in your cup and mix it with the spices and maple syrup before you press the tea latte function.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 45mg | Sugar: 12g | Calcium: 97mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I used to get chai tea lattes EVERY SINGLE day from Dunkin’ Donuts after I had my first son. It was quite a little addiction I had going. Lately, I’ve been craving them again but I want to try making them at home. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Sounds like you are a chai tea latte addict Adrienne ? yes, you should absolutely make them at home. It’s super easy to make and I bet it tastes better and is healthier. Often, they use a kind of syrup which contains a lot of sugar if you buy them in a store. With the homemade, you can decide yourself what’s going inside this delicious tea! Enjoy it ?
      All the best, Aline

    1. Thank you so much Reza! I am glad you like my review of the tea maker. Have a wonderful day!
      All the best,

  2. 5 stars
    Wow really nice and awesome recipe with full of nutrients. Many Thanks for posting this recipe, I will must try to home. As a Nutritionist I appreciate this recipe with all healthy ingredients.

    1. Dear Mira,
      I am delighted to hear that you like my recipe! You absolutely have to try it at home!
      All the best,