Chai Tea

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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

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Organic Chai Tea Bags | 100 Tea Bags | Blend of Chinese Keemun Tea, Indian Assam Tea, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves, Ginger, Black Pepper | Eco-Conscious Tea Bags in Kraft Bag | Blended in USA | by FGO
Amazon.com Price $14.99 ($0.15 / Count)
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Oregon Chai Concentrate Original 32-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6), Liquid Chai Tea Concentrate, Spiced Black Tea For Home Use, Café, Food Service (packaging may vary)
Amazon.com Price $19.14 ($0.10 / Fl Oz)
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Blue Lotus Chai - Traditional Masala Chai - Makes 100 Cups - 3 Ounce Masala Spiced Chai Powder with Organic Spices - Instant Indian Tea No Steeping - No Gluten
Amazon.com Price $17.99 ($6.00 / Ounce)
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Tazo Black tea Classic Chai 20 Count, Pack of 6
Amazon.com Price $19.68 ($0.16 / Count)
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Big Train Vanilla Chai Tea Latte Instant Powdered Mix, 1.9 Pound Bag
Amazon.com Price $12.19 ($0.40 / Ounce)
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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.

Sugar content: 22 grams (per 8 ounces).

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Compared to Other Items

Chai Tea contains 6.25 milligrams of caffeine per fluid ounce (21.13 mg per 100 ml). A 8 fl oz cup has a total of 50 milligrams of caffeine.

Total Caffeine (mg)

Sources

Our database (average of chai tea products listed)

See more on how we find caffeine amounts.

Last updated on 22 Feb 2021.

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