This Spiced Cream Chai Tea Latte is creamy, spicy, and comforting. Make it extra creamy and frothy with a spiced cream topping. This is a sponsored post with KE Eye Centers of Texas. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I made this Spiced Cream Chai Tea Latte recipe a few weeks ago as I was settling in at my computer to research something that I’ve been wanting to do for a really long time. I wanted a warm, comforting cup of tea as I explored my options and prepared to make this big decision. Creamy, spicy, and comforting… this chai tea latte was all of those things and more.
What was the big, life-changing decision? Well, if you wear glasses or contacts like I do, I’m willing to bet it’s a decision you have thought about at least once before as well. LASIK.
I’ve been thinking about having LASIK surgery for years, probably my entire adult life. I received my first pair of glasses in the third grade and my first pair of contacts when I started playing sports in middle school. Since having my free consultation with KE Eye Centers of Texas, I have been kicking myself for not going sooner!
I decided to finally make the call when I was down to my last pair of contacts and dragging my feet to order more. Our vision insurance covers a “yearly supply” of contact lenses or one pair of glasses per year, but because my RX is different in each eye, I have to order two different boxes. Since insurance will only pay for two boxes a year (a “yearly supply”)… which only lasts me six months… that means the rest is out-of-pocket. I like to keep a pair of backup glasses which is another added out-of-pocket expense. If you wear corrective eyewear you might be surprised how much it’s really costing you annually!
KE Eye Centers of Texas has a handy tool on their website that helps you see (Ha!) the cost of NOT getting LASIK. Prior to meeting Steve, my LASIK Counselor, I didn’t realize that the procedure cost is tied to your personal vision correction needs. I assumed it was a standard flat-rate type service, but I quickly learned that nothing at KE Eye Centers of Texas is “standard” service. I definitely felt that they were treating me personally. It never once felt “sales-y” and I appreciated their conservative approach towards achieving the ideal outcome.
Another thing I didn’t realize was how thorough the initial complimentary consultation is. This is the first step to see if you are an ideal candidate for Blade-Free LASIK. It generally takes 1.5 to 2 hours and involves a series of vision tests conducted by their skilled technicians, an in-depth discussion with a knowledgeable patient counselor, a thorough eye exam and discussion with an optometrist to determine candidacy, as well as a meeting with one of the surgeons who will make final recommendations and answer any remaining questions you may have.
The consultation was a very eye opening experience. (Ha! Rimshot.) Seriously though, I learned more about my eye health during this one appointment than I have in the past two decades of eye exams. Not only was the staff at KE Eye Centers of Texas professional and thorough, but they were very patient and willing to explain every step in detail. You can read more about the series of vision testing and screening they do or start with the LASIK Self Test.
I can’t say enough good things about the KE Eye Centers of Texas Dallas staff. Steve was very knowledgeable and had a way of making me feel comfortable with all of the machines and eyedrops and testing and blinking and not blinking and “can you see me now?” throughout the process.
Thankfully, after completing all of my testing I was deemed an ideal candidate for Blade-Free LASIK. Speaking with the LASIK specialists calmed all of my fears and helped me better anticipate what to expect before, during, and after having LASIK eye surgery.
I won’t need any of this Spiced Chai Tea Latte to calm my nerves any more, but I can’t wait to have another while I’m relaxing post-surgery with my (potentially) 20/20 vision!
The spiced cream sends this chai tea latte over the top. It adds a little sweetness and that frothy texture that I love. If you don’t want to add sugar to this drink, you could also substitute honey or maple syrup. Add about a tablespoon of honey to the tea when it’s still warm, prior to adding the milk. Sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon for good measure.
Check out this quick 30 second video to see how easy it is to make this Spiced Cream Chai Tea Latte:
Spiced Cream Chai Tea Latte
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 bags chai tea
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Boil the water.
- Remove from heat and steep the tea bags for 5 minutes. When finished, remove tea bags and discard.
- Stir in milk.
- Add all remaining ingredients to a small glass mason jar or shaker with lid. Shake vigorously until cream mixture is thick and frothy.
- Pour the tea into a mug and top with the spiced cream mixture.
If you are in the Dallas/ North Texas area, I can’t recommend KE Eye Centers of Texas enough. Follow along with my journey to 20/20 vision on Instagram (@GraceGoodEats) where I will be sharing more about how #KEHelpedMeSee. Also check out James site at 911DAD.com (or @NineOneOneDad) where he will be sharing about his upcoming experience as well!
KE Eye Centers of Texas has locations in Arlington, Plano, Dallas, Mount Pleasant, Gun Barrel City, Southlake (coming soon). Visit LASIKsurgery.com, or call 800.714.2020, to find the location nearest you. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @keeyecenter.