Chai, for those that don’t know, actually just means tea.
Chai Tea, specifically, is a blend of spices that produce flavors of cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, fennel, cloves, and peppercorns. The Chai tea beverage that we’ve come to know and love is a popularized version of the masala tea drink made famous in India.
If you’re looking for something that can go beyond a simple black coffee in terms of flavor then search no further than the Chai tea latte. Combine the spices of chai with the characteristics of a latte and enjoy. Now, with the advent of the Keurig, many companies have made this drink available in the K-cup format and thus, preparable in record time.
Here are the Best Chai Latte K-Cups We’ve Reviewed so far.
Cafe Escapes Chai Latte
Cafe Escapes is Keurigs brand of K-cups, they’ve got a variety of flavors under this umbrella and you can be certain that they work well with Keurig brewing stations. The Cafe Escapes chai latte K-cup is known as a black tea blended with comforting spices, including cinnamon, cardamom, and clove with a hint of black pepper. That latte end of the flavor spectrum lends flavors of sweet milk and honey and the result is delicious and exotic.
Caffeine content less than 10mg, and the drink is trans fat and gluten free. The flavor profile is based on a combination of natural and artificial sweeteners. Tempting flavors of black tea and exotic spices, smoothed by a splash of milk and sugar to soothe the senses.
Grove Square Chai Latte
A latte is a perfect way to escape the mundane coffee provided by one’s office every day. So change it up with the Grove Square chai latte. Known for it’s extra creamy, and steamed latte style, Grove Square focuses on creating beverage specifically for the Keurig. It’s no wonder then that the quality of this chai latte is met with praise.
Perhaps this is one for a nice afternoon reading a book, or just for entertaining company. It’s the quality of the beverage that will stand out and surprise you.
Oregon Chai Latte
Oregon Chai is an American beverage company based in Portland, Oregon. The company specializes in chai beverage products, so they must know their chai latte. In 1991 the founder of the company went to the Himalayas in search of the perfect chai tea.
She came back to Oregon determined to replicate the findings. After three years of work, a Western interpretation was born at Oregon Chai. One of the best quality chai teas lattes on the market has been translated to K-cup format. The Oregon Chai latte is made from all-natural ingredients to preserve the practices that create the authentic taste of the east.
Barrie House Spiced Chai Latte
The Barrie house company has produced a line of k-cup products wherein a unique take on modern-style drinks is made specifically for the Keurig. It’s where spiced chai lattes are prepared specifically to reveal the subtleties of each flavor and enhance the tasting experience for you. The Barrie house spiced chai latte uses sustainably sourced ingredients and produces a clean and bright, balanced flavor.
The sweetness, nutty flavor, and overall mouthfeel are owed to the natural spices that make up the latte. Sit back and relax!
Twisted Pine Coffee Vanilla Chai Latte
This is a higher caffeine latte that’s mellowed out by the addition of vanilla. The Twisted Pine Vanilla chai latte is a sweet beverage sure, but it’s also got a complex depth thanks to its arrangement of spices and black tea. Twisted Pine Coffee company prides themselves on freshness and is committed to hooking its users with real flavors, not artificial sweeteners.
Tazo Classic Chai Latte K-Cup
Tazo Classic Chai Latte K-cups provide the traditional blend of black tea and rich spices for a bit of comforting creaminess. Tazo has long been known for their precise tea blends. They are now partnered with Mercy Corps who are present in more than 40 countries help facilitate recovering from crises.
You can now that you’re tea is aiding to these funds, making the world a better place. This actively values the communities from which the tea leaves are sourced. Now we’re able to enjoy their teas with a Keurig Single Cup Brewing System.
Cha4TEA Chai Black Tea K Cup
If you’d prefer to make the latte portion on your own and want to save time concocting the tea portion of this drink then there are several options available for you. One of the most popular seems to be the Cha4Tea Chai black tea K-cup. This is a purer plain herb chai tea with a characteristic aromatic cinnamon. This tea is made with natural ingredients and bears no calories. Perfect for combining with whatever latte ingredients you prefer.
Twinings of London Chai Decaf Tea
Twinings is an English specialty tea company founded in 1706 and within ten years, it had evolved into London’s very first tea shop. Hurdle forward a bit and we can see that the tea shop has now expanded into the K-cup realm as well. It’s obvious that this company knows its tea selection well. So does the Twinings of London Chai tea translate to the K-cup?
To start out, its natural flavor is a huge plus. The decaffeinated black tea allows it to be an evening beverage without the worry. The company employs a record number of tea tasters (what a job title) for quality assurance. One can imagine the level of scrutiny that goes into produces a fine chai tea like this. Mix this k-cup with a creme or milk product of your choice and create your own latte version at home.
Celestial Seasonings India Spice Chai Tea K-Cup
Created as a direct collaboration between Celestial Seasoning and Keurig, to bring the well-known tea company to the convenience of the Keurig. Celestial Seasonings India spice chai tea is blended from premium teas and combined with natural spices and immense flavor. Now you can brew this irresistible elixir yourself with the help of a Keurig brewer. Celestial Seasonings tea are rich in antioxidants, making this a great tea and wonderful combination for preparing a chai tea latte.
If these seem like the kind of flavors you’ve been searching for in the lacking latte from the green mermaid, then stay home and prepare your own incredible chai tea latte. also, if you’re searching for the proper drink making equipment, then peruse our selection of gear, here.
Always keep in mind that for best results use the 8-ounce size setting on your brewer. If the Keurig features a Hot Cocoa or Other option button make sure to use that. Next, run a hot water brew cycle (without a K-Cup pod) after brewing the chai latte to clean out the machine for the next use. Good luck and enjoy!