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Copy cat Starbucks dirty chai tea lattes are easy to make at home! It is also my favorite Starbucks drink right now. But what I don’t like is spending $5 on one. I love chai tea lattes but sometimes I need that extra kick!

A dirty chai tea latte is a chai tea latte with espresso added. I have learned how to make my own at home that taste just like the one from Starbucks!! Best of all? It will save you tons of money! This recipe isn’t from scratch, but it is so quick and easy! Mama likes that!

What you need:

  1. Chai tea latte mix – I like the powdered spicy chai tea latte mix from Trader Joe’s. Starbucks uses the Tazo brand chai tea latte mix so that’s a great option too!
  2. Coffee (or espresso, if you have it)


  1. If you are making a fresh hot pot of coffee, simply add the hot coffee instead of the hot water the mix often calls for. I think the Tazo brand calls for milk, so instead of milk, add coffee!
  2. The hot coffee is great for dissolving the powdered mix instantly. Then dilute with water or milk (milk substitute), or both! Add ice to make it an iced latte! SO yummy!!!

Also check out my recipe for homemade coconut cold brew!