Caffeine in Drinks

Chai Tea

Chai Tea
Caffeine
50 mg
per 8 fl oz
MODERATE
This drink contains moderate levels of caffeine.
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Calories
0
kCal
Sugar
22
grams

Chai tea is a popular hot beverage which is traditionally black tea blended with spices, milk, and sugar. This type of tea originates in India and is also called Masala chai. 

The caffeine amount listed above reflects the average amount one would expect from a cup of chai tea. 

There are many different types of chai tea and some are even caffeine-free, but traditionally chai tea has black tea as its base ingredient so most will contain some level of caffeine. 

Chai Tea Caffeine Can Vary

Just like with all black tea based beverages, chai tea can also vary in caffeine content due to differences in the caffeine levels of the black tea used.  Here are how some brands compare caffeine-wise per 8 fl oz serving:

  1. Pacific Chai: 67 mg
  2. Teavana Oprah Chai:  25 mg 
  3. Tazo Chai 47 mg
  4. Oregon Chai: 66 mg
  5. Big Train Chai: 65 mg
  6. Lipton Chai: 30 mg

Chai Syrup

Some outlets sell a chai latte that is simply a chai flavored syrup mixed with steamed milk. These syrups are not caffeinated. However the drink is not truly chai, but rather a flavored milk.

Most other outlets (such as Starbucks) make their Chai Latte drinks from a Chai concentrate (that contains brewed tea, and is therefore caffeinated), and is in ther range of 25-60 mg caffeine.

Unless told otherwise - assume that your Chai DOES contain caffeine.

Where to buy

Oregon Chai Original Chai Concentrate, 32 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 6)
Amazon.com price $22.14 ($0.12 / Fl Oz)
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Big Train Spiced Chai Tea Latte Beverage Mix, 1.9 Pound (Pack of 1)
Amazon.com price $16.49 ($0.54 / Ounce)
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TAZO Regenerative Organic Chai Black Tea Bags, 16 Count (Pack of 6)
Amazon.com price $23.52 ($0.24 / Count)
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Ingredients in Chai Tea

Black Tea, Indian Spices Including Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamon, Anise And Ginger And More Depending On Variety And Blend.

Includes 22 grams of sugar (per 8 ounces) for a total of 0 calories.

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Is Chai Tea high in caffeine?

Chai Tea contains 50 mg of caffeine in a 8 fl oz cup.

This equates to 6.25 mg of caffeine for every fl oz and 21.13 mg for every 100 ml.

50 mg
Chai Tea
160 mg
Monster energy
80 mg
Red bull
60 mg
Instant Coffee
35 mg
Coca-cola

Sources

Our database (average of chai tea products listed) See other references.

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