Iced Dirty Chai Latte.

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Have you ever tried a dirty chai latte? It’s a latte (iced or hot) with a shot of espresso. I’ve always thought that chai lattes were delicious and indulgent, but more in the dessert sense (as opposed to the helping me function sense, as I rely on my iced coffee for the sake of productivity!) This is the best of both worlds.. flavorful, delicious chai… with a kick! A few summers ago, a friend ordered an extra dirty chai latte (with two shots of espresso.) I tried his and got hooked… now this is what I order when I want a (caffeine-packed) treat. I also feel kinda cool ordering one, as most coffee shops don’t list it on the menu, but every barista knows what it is.

Today, we’re making our own dirty chai lattes at home, thanks to Celestial Lattes’ brand new (delicious!) chai latte concentrates.

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The brand recently launched three new products, all inspired by the “secret menus” from the best coffee shops around the world. There are the tea bags, pictured above… (the tea bags actually contain espresso, which is pretty brilliant), the grab and go bottles, and my personal favorite… the 32 oz. concentrates. Just add hot or cold milk (or non-dairy alternative), and you have your chai tea latte.

Celestial Lattes actually makes a dirty chai concentrate, but I like to make things extra strong/delicious by adding my own fresh made espresso to the latte.

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Fill a big glass with ice cubes, and then fill halfway with milk.

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Fill (almost to the top) with Celestial Seasonings’ chain tea concentrate…

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Then, top it off with a shot of espresso! All done. Add a pretty paper straw. (Duh.)

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The three formats (bag, concentrate, on-the-go) make it easy to enjoy a chai latte wherever you are; and they come in several different flavors. For the concentrates + bottles, there’s the Dirty Chai (masala chai with espresso), The Godfather (masala chai with espresso + cocoa), Mountain Chai (masala chai with ginger , cardamom and cloves), and Matcha Green (featuring matcha green tea powder.) I used The Godfather in this recipe… the cocoa flavor is very subtle but definitely noticeable.

Meanwhile, the teas themselves also come in four varieties. There’s the Dirty Chai and the Mountain Chai… but also a Coconut Thai Chai and a decaf version. I think it’s so clever that the dirty chai tea bags contain espresso. So smart.

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In partnership with Celestial Seasonings.

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  1. Cathleen:

    I like these quick recipes. The coconut sounds great. I’ll have to try this one.

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  2. Tia:

    Iced chai lattes are my favs. Can’t wait to try this!
    xx Tia |

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  3. Kate:

    This looks so yummy!


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  4. Elise Holland:

    Yum! This looks delish and very simple. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  5. Rachel:

    These sounds really yummy. I used to drink chai all the time, but I moved to green and black teas. I may have to treat myself every once in a while to these!

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  6. Rachel:

    Yum! Iced coffee is my savior in this hot weather

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  7. Lauren:

    I’m always looking for different ways to mix up my iced coffee, and this sounds delicious! Definitely will be trying it!


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