Oregon Chai

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57

Got this as a Chai Latte from Cookies by George, a specialty coffee/cookie shop based in my mall. I don’t generally get drinks from them because they’re largely coffee based and that just isn’t my jam, but their cookies and bagels? Holy fuck have those become a routine part of my work week…

Something compelled me to get a Chai Latte the other day though; and this is the brand that they use for their lattes. It wasn’t bad; very, very sweet and not actually that spicey overall. I suppose in the grand scheme of things that could be a negative or a positive depending on what you’re wanting out of a Chai. I liked it well enough though, and was impressed with what I got given that this is a latte mix (AKA powder). So, it could have been a whole lot worse IMO. Plus, CBG adds a nice cinnamon sugar topping on top which was really good, and a nice touch!

Mastress Alita

I was born in Oregon (and now live just a state away, in Idaho) and that stuff is everywhere over here! I may even have a box of powder that I totally forgot about tucked away in the back of my cupboard somewhere. I should probably revisit it sometime, now that I’m reminded of it…

Lexie Aleah

Every single Chai latte I ordered as a child was made with this stuff! So I’m biased towards it. Haha Although the liquid is what they used not the powder.

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100

My favourite thing forever. I was obsessed with this stuff in college and even now I drink it every morning I’m at work, first thing. So delicious.

Starfevre

Judging from the other reviews, it’s my sweet tooth showing.

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96

My favorite chai concentrate! I’ve tried to make my own concentrate before and it’s always terrible. This one is pretty sweet and tastes good hot or cold. Way better than Tazo!

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66

A bit too sweet, but handy if you want to make it on the go.

Flavors: Clove, Ginger, Honey, Milk, Peppercorn, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 14 OZ / 400 ML

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100

This is my favourite chai concentrate. I like to freeze it in icecubes and make a slushy out of it in the summer. In winter I usually mix it with milk. Lots of spices and very flavourful.

Flavors: Cardamon, Clove, Ginger, Pepper, Peppercorn, Spices, Spicy, Sweet

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I used to LOVE this stuff! I saw it a while ago while shopping and picked up a carton, just opening it today. What I remember was the intense mix of spices and the warming kick of pepper. What I got today was way more toned down in the spice department than what I recall and WAY sweeter too. Like sickly sweet. I had to add a ton of milk to cut the sweet which also cuts the spice. It is funny how our tastes evolve and change! I may be dumping the rest of the carton and searching for a good spicy chai alternative.

Xxxxx

I remember being what felt like addicted to this back in the mid-90s. I was drinking 4 or 5 latte bowls of it through out a morning at work to the point where I was taking in so much caffeine, sleeping restfully was getting to be a problem, so I gave it up and moved on to other teas. Maybe 10 years later I picked up a carton for old time’s sake and found it abhorrent. My neighbor took it off my hands.

Have you tried experimenting with your own chai spice mixture? I rarely drink chai at home these days, but when I do, I always add lightly crushed black peppercorns and brusised green cardamon pods to the mixture.

Dustin

I have not tried blending my own chai, but I just might give it a go! I know clove, cardamon and peppercorns are common chai spices, but I’m not sure what all they put in the mix. I’ll have to do some digging!

Xxxxx

I think the most important thing is to play around with spices to get a blend that pleases you-some combination of five basic spices: cardamom, ginger, clove, black pepper and cinnamon. Try adding Other spices like star anise, fennel, nutmeg, vanilla pods, coriander, allspice. I think like chili or lentil soup, there are hundreds of spice combos/variations for masala chai. The fun is in blending and drinking.

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75

Good for a supermarket chai tea. Needs a lot of milk. I did find myself coming back to it to finish it. I don’t drink chai often enough to make it an ‘everday’ cup.

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80

I enjoyed this. Keep in mind it’s a Starbucks-esque sweet drink, not anything like your usual tea. It is much better then International Delight or any other storebought chai drinks.

Flavors: Sweet

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70

I have this bad habit of letting my milk spoil… It’s a waste of food and money, so it needs to stop. I got this to motivate me to drink my milk.

It has the PERFECT amount of sweetness— I can still taste the black tea base, which is nice and mild. Lots of cinnamon and cloves, not much nutmeg, just a hint of ginger, bit of a perfumey quality in the aftertaste.

Yum yum yum! Problem solved.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Nutmeg, Perfume, Spices, Sweet

Chai Kaimera

I used to drink Oregon Chai inna box all the time when I was a student. Didn’t realize they still made this stuff.

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80

Sample from Nichole. Thank you!

This is a tasty herbal chai. It’s heavy on the ginger, which I like, but may not be to everyone’s taste. I wouldn’t call it “peaceful” as the company does, I don’t think ginger is a particularly peaceful spice, but it is tasty.

Flavors: Ginger, Spices

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Nichole/CuppaGeek

I think I have more of this. . .if I come across it- I will send it your way.

rosebudmelissa

I’m picky about Chai, especially herbal chai, so this is a nice find, I would certainly be happy to take the rest off your hands!

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90

I’ve used this mix before and enjoyed it with soy milk. Today I used the unsweetened chai concentrate with unsweetened cashew milk. I’m in love!!! The cashew milk is sooooo smooth and creamy. There are only 25 calories in 8 oz of the cashew milk and zero calories in the unsweetened chai so it becomes an excellent choice when I really want a luxury dessert. No guilt! Super easy. I just heated it up in the microwave oven.

Tealizzy

Sounds delicious! I used to love that chai!

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60

Thanks to EmilyGee for sending me some of this! I’m fond of chai but can’t have much black tea, so herbal chais are always interesting. This one turns out to be rather meh. It’s just way too much clove, even with rice milk added. It’s drinkable but not something that I would seek out. Glad I got to try it though!

sipdown

Flavors: Clove

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65

A nice chai for a rainy day. (:

Flavors: Spices, Sweet

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80

I bought this while down visiting friends in the states, and lived partially off of it for the next week. It amused me that it called itself herbal — while technically it is true that it has no TEA in it, herbal usually means no caffeine, and with both guayusa and mate…. yeah no.
Clear, it tastes a little herby, with the spices coming through. A little weak, but not unpleasantly such; you can still taste the tea, but there’s nothing very overpowering. It reminds me of a slightly weaker version of a similar tea from Zen Tea.
The herbal flavour comes out even more with milk and a bit of brown sugar; I think more sweetening wouldn’t be bad if having it like this, but all being told I think I like it better clear.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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66

Rather bland, but a nice caffeine-free treat before bedtime, especially with milk. I have been working on the box for almost a year now and will finish it off but likely will not buy again.

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35

Ugh, I hate calling up my bosses and asking for letters of reference, especially on short notice. I wish finding a job was an easier process, especially for shy people.

Backlogging from months and months ago… I always kept forgetting to log this one. Perhaps that’s indicative of my experience with it. I was distinctly underwhelmed by it. It was my first and last honeybush. Usually, with chai, you have to worry about the flavors and spices being too strong, but that was decidedly not the case here.

The base was bland as all getout, and there was no helping it with sweeteners or milk. It was basically like drinking hot water with a bit of cinnamon thrown in.

Not exactly thrilling. There are far better herbal chais out there.

caile

Good luck with the job search!

teaqueen

Cheers :)

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77

I really like Oregon Chai. I found it in tea bag form while at my local super market. I have had chai tea made from their concentrate many times. I found the tea bag just as good as the concentrate flavor. I think Oregon Chai has a distinct taste for a chai, meaning, more spicy than sweet. I do usually add cream/sugar to this. If you ever get a chance, read the company history on Wiki about Oregon Chai, I found it to be very interesting.

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85

Tastes sweet and medium spicy. Goes well with a little bit of sugar and low fat milk.

This tea is an excellent alternative to a traditionally prepared Chai. The recommended time is between 3-5 minutes as per the package, but I prefer it around 3 minutes to avoid the extra caffeine.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I bought this on a whim and it is decent. Not something I usually go for, but good once in awhile. I wish it was a bit spicier but it is overall well rounded in flavor.

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