Oregon Chai

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90

Throw this in a cup with hot water and milk if you like. Instant yum. Their isn’t many instant beverages that are worth buying often…this is one of them.

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41

Made a chai latte with this chai concentrate for the first time last night.
Meh.
It was good. Better than I presumed it would be. But… I’ve had better.
I’ve had much better.
Quite sweet. Rather mellow for my taste in Chai. And, I knew something was wrong right away when I saw how watery it was, as it poured out of the box.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C
Cofftea

Concentrate… ick.

Fred

Yeah, I agree with Cofftea, ick. I have had both this and the green tea latte from this company and they are really lacking in depth and flavor. I guess that is just what you get for trying something that is meant to be convenient.

Cofftea

Why use a concentrate when you can use the real things? Baristas always look at me strange when I order my dirty chai lattes and dirty chai mochas and caramel mochas w/ bags.

Fred

I find that although i do love a good chai tea, I admire the simplicity and complexity of a good pan fired chinese green tea over something such as chai with all of those ingredients anyday. It just seems to me sometimes that a lot of the ingredients in a chai are just used to mask or make up for inferior black tea often used in the formula.

Fred

my comment should say chinese black tea not green tea. sorry.

Cofftea

@Fred that’s why I buy chai spice mix (sans tea) and add it to my favorite tea- black, green, oolong, yellow, white. It’s REALLY good w/ Adagio’s chocolate chip or Botanical Indulgence’s Caramel Creme Oolong.

Oh Cha!

@Cofftea – I like your last post! That sounds like a great thing to try!

And… concentrates do not HAVE to be bad. Many of them just… are. :(

I’M ON THE HUNT FOR A GOOD ONE! I will never prioritise chai over my other teas, but, a good chai latte has it’s place in the world! And chai concentrate can be important to certain recipes… (mmmmm… chai ice cream.)

Cofftea

For chai ice cream why not steep real chai in milk then cool?

Oh Cha!

I’m already flavouring my own ice cream! ;)
Yes, you’re right. :)

S

If you’re still looking for a good concentrate, have you tried Tazo yet? I haven’t had it in years, but I remember it being infinitely better than this sugar cane mess.

Cofftea

Wait… is this a mix or a concentrate?

S

Sorry, I meant concentrate. :)

Cofftea

But the name says mix…

S

I know, but it’s a liquid concentrate.

Cofftea

Sigh Misrepresentation again.

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60

Received a free sample of this in the mail. My husband chortles and shakes his head each time he sees a catalog or free sample in the mail. I’ll admit the combos of Rishi Tea, Women’s Health, and the latest in concealment holsters and Kevlar isn’t your everyday mix.

Anyway, I didn’t hate this as much as I thought I was going to. It is pretty sickenly sweet and I had to constantly stir my cup due the mix settling between each sip. I smell the spices more than I taste them. I’d much rather make my own chai (but it is time consuming to do it properly). Right now Adagio’s Thai Chai reigns supreme in my book. This isn’t bad if you are seriously craving some chai.

Cofftea

How did you get a free sample? I LOVE chai mix! I make my own, but this would be good to have when I’m out and too lazy to make more cuz I want some NOW.

LENA

I just checked their website and they have ended their promotion with the free sample. Sorry!

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18

Thankfully got this as a free sample. It was lackluster and obnoxiously sweet. The honey is definitely there, but the milk wasn’t quite right. There was no kick whatsoever to it. Just a very slight hint of spices. Even after I added my own bagged chai tea, the oversweetened latte mix didn’t complement so much as it did completely bury the spices. It does to chai tea what Starbucks does to coffee.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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60

Since it’s the original I will let it slide but since Chai (even powder chai) has come a long way now in the states they need to improve or evolve. Other that it’s “OK”. Had HOT. It was a FREE Sample – eventho – I have had it before – it serves a purpose, I suppose. I just don’t like the aftertaste.

Jillian

They dump too much sugar in it too.

Hyrulehippie

What kind of aftertaste does it have? It it chemically, fakeness or is it something else?

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34

If it gets old it won’t dissolve, unlike hot cocoa

Cofftea

You shouldn’t let it last that long then:)

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60

It’s chai tea in a box. What more to say. It’s better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick and will totally get you your chai tea fix if you can’t find anything better.

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25

it tastes sour or just…bad….
It’s good when you steam the milk you use with it but if you use water or just regular milk…really gross.

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75

It’s sooooo sweet, but if you cut it with enough milk, it’ll do.

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75

Probably my favorite chai mix. I prefer the liquid, though.

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75

my favorite chai. its a bit expensive, and it is a powder, but it has condensed milk in it, along with spices, vanilla, and honey, so it tastes perfect right out of the box.

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