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Tazo Chai

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Anise, Cinnamon, Cloves, Licorice, Vanilla
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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 15 sec 2 g 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Brewed up 12oz with 2 full leaf sachets, 2 tsp sugar and 1 tsp milk. Great pairing with my cinnamon swirl coffeecake this morning. Wish I had more coffeecake! I like this Chai blend more and...” Read full tasting note
    Dragonwellluvr 558 tasting notes
  • “Tea backlog from last night: I was watching the Olympics late last night and wanted something spicy. I was feeling lazy and just wanted to use a bagged version of anything I had in my cupboard. ...” Read full tasting note
    yoginiundefined 51 tasting notes
  • “Full Leaf! Ordered a tall double shot 2 pump caramel 2 pump mocha upsidedown latte w/ 2 chai bags topped w/ whip and caramel and mocha drizzles. But I'm sure I didn't say that in the correct...” Read full tasting note
    Cofftea 865 tasting notes
  • “This isn’t as good as my Tazo concentrated chai tea latte mix, but it’s pretty darn tasty for a teabag. Mmm mmm! This is a very satisfying cup with a little skim milk and Truvia added. ...” Read full tasting note
    CHAroma 500 tasting notes

From Tazo

A rich blend of teas and spices (dark Indian black teas, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and cardamom) in the style of the hill dwellers of the Himalayas. Mix with milk (or a dairy substitute) for a delicious hot or cold beverage.

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97 Tasting Notes

558 tasting notes

Brewed up 12oz with 2 full leaf sachets, 2 tsp sugar and 1 tsp milk. Great pairing with my cinnamon swirl coffeecake this morning. Wish I had more coffeecake! I like this Chai blend more and more. It is my staple and I haven’t found a better replacement yet. Yum!


hmmm… 1tsp milk? I either go 1:1 or 2:1 milk to water ratio- doesn’t it just taste like insanely watery spiced milk then? For the longest time I even thought 1:1 tasted watery.

Meghann M

I know I like this tea black, but wanted to try it with a splash of milk and some sugar like I drink my Earl Grey. I haven’t enjoyed the stovetop chai recipe with the few chai’s I’ve tried. Although the method made my Adagio Oriental Spice tea taste amazing. So just experimenting to find what I like. Oh, and I guess it helped that the only milk I had was half and half so it was deliciously creamy. And I have issues with dairy so I don’t like to do full chai lattes. Sorry if that was too long, and hope it made some sense. I’m in an allergy haze today.


“the only milk I had was half and half”… I love how you consider half and half milk:) Yes, that would make a difference. I sometimes add 1tsp-1TB of coffee creamer to my chais when I don’t have milk. I can definitely see why you wouldn’t want to overdo dairy. I just personally don’t like the “splash method”. I’m currently in love w/ Fat Free Smart Balance milk. I was raised on skim so the texture never bothered me, but this makes it so creamy dreamy delicious. They do have a lactose free version you might be interested in.

Meghann M

I’ve never tried lactose free milk. I’ve had soy and non dairy creamers, and occasionally (on days off, like today) drink the milk and put up with it. I may have to try that. Is Smart Balance the one people were saying has fish oil in it due to the omega-3? If so can you taste it?


There is a very light “different” taste and aroma to it if you drink it plain, but it does NOT taste fishy like pu erh, fish, or even fish pills. I do not like regular milk plain, but don’t like this milk less than regular milk, so that’s saying something. It’s so faint that I’m not sure you could detect it if you didn’t know it was there or if you did, I don’t think you could definite it. I’ve had it (in a 1:1 ratio to water) in coffee, chai, and chocolate pu erh and have found it nothing short of wonderful. And I haven’t burped it up- and I always burp up fish and fish pills.

Meghann M

Thanks for telling me more about it. I’ll have to look for it at my local grocer’s. I don’t do milk plain either. Just in recipes and in a few teas. Glad to know that it doesn’t have the same affect on you as fish/fish pills. That helps calm my fears a bit.


mmm chai

Meghann M

I think I need more chai. Once I get in a chai kick it stays for awhile. Ebbs and flows though as I haven’t had it in about a month!


oh my! i have one every day, in fact the girls at starbucks get worried and think i’m ill if i am not in by 11 am!

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51 tasting notes

Tea backlog from last night: I was watching the Olympics late last night and wanted something spicy. I was feeling lazy and just wanted to use a bagged version of anything I had in my cupboard. So I grabbed one of these and then decided that 2 teabags would really spice things up. It was pretty peppery. I should add that I was using a pottery mug that was intended as a beer stein, so I suppose 2 teabags wasn’t that over the top. I added a big clump of honey and a whole lot of milk, and it was good enough. It’s not the best, but not the worst either.

Boiling 8 min or more

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865 tasting notes

Full Leaf! Ordered a tall double shot 2 pump caramel 2 pump mocha upsidedown latte w/ 2 chai bags topped w/ whip and caramel and mocha drizzles. But I’m sure I didn’t say that in the correct ordering format lol.


What did you think of the full leaf tea? Could you tell the difference from the old bagged tea? What you ordered sounds delicious! I had a little Starbucks gingerbread latte “problem” around the holidays :)


I couldn’t really tell the difference, But I’m sure you could if all the other stuff wasn’t in it:). I keep saying I never sweeten my tea, but every year I get one tall double bag green ginger tea w/ 2 pumps gingerbread syrup. SO good. This year I even froze my tail to suffer thru one iced. Will definitely be getting one of each again next year.


Cofftea, I am going to have to remember to ask you before I step foot into Starbucks again I never think to add all these things that you get in your starbucks cup! :)) In fact I always dread going there because I don’t like Coffee and I don’t like their tea plain.

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500 tasting notes

This isn’t as good as my Tazo concentrated chai tea latte mix, but it’s pretty darn tasty for a teabag. Mmm mmm! This is a very satisfying cup with a little skim milk and Truvia added. Yummy!!

I’ve made this at work a couple times, and it was nowhere near as tasty as this cup. I think it’s because the hot water tap at work isn’t quite hot enough. I enjoy this significantly more at home, and I suspect that’s why. My advice is to be sure to use boiling water to get the most flavor out of this one!

Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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234 tasting notes

So it appears I am on a morning chai kick. Go figure. I think it may also be attributed to the slowness of my cast iron pot to produce boiling water (therefore, I go downstairs and make a chai tea while I wait.. hours.. grr)
Annnnyways. I do like this chai. Having drank the Republic of Tea chai yesterday, I have to say… I enjoyed it a lot more. A lot more.
This is a good enough substitute though. I don’t mind it and I feel like it is rather balanced with the spices. The black tea base is just not that good, and it shows.
Today I boiled up 2 cups of almond milk (unsweetened) and tossed two silk saches. After letting it simmer for a good 10 minutes, I tossed in 2 tsp of brown sugar. I like brown sugar as the I think the molasses makes everything taste better. I can taste it in the chai and it is delicious. Like adding another layer of flavour besides the slightly spicy ginger and lovely cardamom/cinnamon.

Because my roommate works at Starbucks, this is a tea I can drink for free (as she gets either a pound of coffee or a tin of tea per week). Therefore.. I will keep drinking it. I would not buy this though.

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WHAT? Do ALL starbucks allow this free pound of coffee or free tin of tea – PER WEEK? Seriously? I may need to get a part time job! :)


Hahaha yep! They sure do. We have coffee beans coming out of our ears and the tazo tea containers all lined up. VIA packets as well. I think a pound a week is a bit excessive… I mean who drinks that much? Therefore, she definitely shares the love with others =) I am pretty sure USA Starbucks stores would be similar in their perks.


Wow – and hey if nothing else she can stock them up and give as gifts for holidays :)
I will have to inquire about this perk in the USA! Oh my oh my hahahaha Im giddy.


It is very true.. this is another thing she does! I think there is about 6 pounds of unopened coffee in the house. It’s nuts. I should go back to drinking coffee again.. but tea is just too good.
And you really should! I know that if you work with Starbucks long enough, you can even get money towards tuition (at least in Canada). Some of the perks are seriously awesome..


One of my roommates worked at Sbux and got tea/coffee free as well. Unfortunately I was not great friends with her and thus did not benefit. But I did nab a teabag or two of a few things, I think.


Ohhh bah for not sharing! I mean.. it’s free. And there is a lot of it constantly coming in. Sharing something you didn’t have to purchase is the bees knees! Maybe you will have to find another starbucks employee that you really get along with to have as your roommate haha

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171 tasting notes

It’s much easier to bring tea bags to work than loose leaf. There’s never a lull and no one likes an over steeped leaf.
Today in the mad rush I was in I grabbed a couple bags of this and ran out the door. Around 3pm I hit a wall and decided to brew up a pick me up. Started the kettle, dropped a cube of plantation sugar in my cup, opened the fridge. . . No milk?!!!!!!!
French vanilla international delight coffee creamer… Doesn’t sound too bad with Chai.
Only problem encountered was the fact that this tea is overwhelmingly gingered. I got punched in the mouth with ginger.
In the end it tasted like ginger snaps, but I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not so I wont rate it yet.

200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

the french vanilla could have thrown the flavor off. If you drink Milk try it with a high fat milk (3% is good, 2% is acceptable). the fat makes it taste better, and sugar brings out the spices nicely.
I have tried it with one percent once… dumb idea it was horrible, like drinking peppered water.
try it again and see if you like it. it’s best hot.


Thank you for the tip! I’ve been afraid to try it again even though I have a whole box!


:D your welcome. hope you at least give it another try. it’s goooooood stuff.

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2221 tasting notes

Yum, hit the spot much better than that Red Rose from yesterday, mostly because I could taste the tea! I’ve always liked the Tazo chai though; it’s a pretty classic chai in my opinion. Had it with milk & sugar this morning (so a bit of a backlog).

205 °F / 96 °C

This is one of my favorite Chai teas.

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1112 tasting notes

I can’t believe such a Chai head like myself has not yet had a cup of full leaf Chai at Starbucks…until tonight!I had some time between my mad dash to the bookstore (got the LAST textbook on the shelf for my class!) and my lecture. I was going to get my usual Earl Grey, but since I already had some Earl Grey Supreme today, I wanted to try something different. I remember a few people raving about this Chai so I thought it would be the best alternative.

And – YES! YUM! Again, I’m amazed that you can get something so unusual at a shop that’s on every corner. This chai is so delightfully licorice-y!!! Nicely spiced, a nice tea flavor, but the licorice really makes it stand out to me. It’s very different than any of the chais I have at home, and I really enjoyed it. It is going to have the honor of my Earl Grey Alternative when I’m at school, because ooof – that Awake tea does not do anything special.

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216 tasting notes

Hello out there! I’m going to be doing a bit of backlogging to catch up with my trip last week. (As much as I can, anyway: there was one tea that I looked at and thought, “No need to write that down! Surely I couldn’t forget a tea named ____ from the ____ company!” …Yeah. So, does anyone know of a maté tea in a teabag blended with several flavors including probably coconut from a well-known company?)

This was one of the teas available in the office, so I had it plain with hot water. It was tasty and sweet, but the problem is that I apparently use this exact blend of spices when I make tea eggs, so I kept expecting to the tea to taste like hard-boiled eggs. Of course, it doesn’t taste like hard-boiled eggs, nor should it, but the cognitive dissonance put me off what would otherwise be a rather pleasant cup of well-it’s-midafternoon-and-I-need-some-tea-at-the-office tea. It didn’t get too bitter when oversteeped, although it did get almost too strong.

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This is a Featured tealog today. =)


Cool! Thanks for letting me know — I wouldn’t have noticed. ;)

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92 tasting notes

Had a bit too much to drink last night at a party I helped throw, and then had to get up super early this morning to make it to my volunteer shift. Factor in menstrual cramps, walking through the freezing morning cold to get to my job, party clean up duty, a ton of catch-up homework I have to do, and an nerve wracking interview this afternoon, today just might be the worst day ever. So, I heated up a cup of chai, hoping it would make things a little better….and, I didn’t even get to drink it because I had to go and clean up after the party. I just got back, and now I have a cold cup of chai sitting on my desk. Sadness. Well, it still tastes okay, but it’s not quite hitting the spot. The spices are coming through surprisingly well, considering I only steeped it for 3 minutes and used a lot of milk. Lots of cinnamon. It doesn’t seem as special as I remember it being. At least it’s a lot better than that Adagio Aries blend monstrosity.

I have to wonder…am I losing my taste for chai?


Awwww, you should have just let Shantea take over. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day!


Based on the day you had, I’m surprised it tasted this good. Chalk it up to all the “bad day” factors.

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