I was in the grocery store the other day debating over what milk substitute to get. I’m mildly lactose intolerant, so for days where I drink a lot of tea with milk I need some sort of replacement. I really like soy milk but I wanted to try coconut or almond to see what it would be like with tea. Coconut or almond, coconut or almond… then magically, I found a carton tucked in the corner—coconut milk AND almond milk! Perfect! It’s too hot today for any warm tea and my air conditioners don’t get here till tomorrow (damn you, Memorial Day!), so it was time for something creamy and iced. I only drink a few teas iced with milk, and chai is my favorite for later in the evening, so chai it was!

This is pretty much my go-to chai for mixing. I’ve made concentrate from it (which is what I used for the iced latte), I blend it with other teas, I cook with it, etc. I don’t really use it on its own so I feel weird giving it an actual rating… the way I use it it’s a clear 100 but as a base I’m just unsure what to do. So, no rating, but I do love it! It was SO good with the coconut almond milk and tasted (unsurprisingly) like coconut almond chai! Refreshing, creamy, nutty, spicy, cooling, delicious. Next I think I am going to make some chai caramels with the almond coconut milk instead of heavy cream…

momo

I just found coconut milk creamer! I’ve never seen it where I live so I’m taking it back with me just to see how it’s different from the usual coconut milk I drink.

Bonnie

It’s good!

Scott B

I had the same idea as you, but I iced my masala chai with almond milk today. Coconut milk goes great with masala chai. In fact, Yogic Chai makes a good coconut masala chai.

Alphakitty

Yogic’s coconut chai has been on my wishlist for ages, I plan to make a big order there one day but I keep making smaller purchases instead. ^^; They have so many amazing flavors!

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momo

I just found coconut milk creamer! I’ve never seen it where I live so I’m taking it back with me just to see how it’s different from the usual coconut milk I drink.

Bonnie

It’s good!

Scott B

I had the same idea as you, but I iced my masala chai with almond milk today. Coconut milk goes great with masala chai. In fact, Yogic Chai makes a good coconut masala chai.

Alphakitty

Yogic’s coconut chai has been on my wishlist for ages, I plan to make a big order there one day but I keep making smaller purchases instead. ^^; They have so many amazing flavors!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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