Vanilla Chai (Organic)

Tea type
Black Tea
Black Tea, Cinnamon, Ginger, Licorice Root, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Vanilla
Anise, Artificial, Bitter, Cinnamon, Clove, Licorice, Spices, Sugar, Sweet, Vanilla, Cloves, Ginger, Nutmeg, Apple, Candy
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec 38 oz / 1130 ml

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There’s no better way to warm up a chilly winter day than a hot cup of chai. The combo of rich black tea and exotic spice is like a cup of pure comfort. And this spicy black tea blend turns up the heat even more with a sweet and creamy hint of vanilla. It’s as cozy as a teddy bear wearing a scarf. In front of a roaring fire. While cuddling with a puppy. Try it with milk and sugar for a warming treat that’ll have you wishing for snow.

Price per 50g: $8.50

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

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258 tasting notes

Too much licorice. No vanilla….my vanilla sugar didn’t even help it.

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208 tasting notes

The licorice is way too strong in this one! Even after attempting to water it down and just couldn’t finish it. Will definitely be getting my Vanilla Chai from Vintage Fork

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14804 tasting notes

Had this one made for me in store today as a latte; it’s always a little bit weird having others make my tea for me – that lost bit of control in doing my own preparation actually gives me a small bit of anxiety. Does anyone else feel that?

The tea guide who made it for me did it perfectly though; and I enjoyed the softer spices of this Chai blend, and the sweetness of the vanilla. I struggled a lot to get over the intense licorice root in the finish – it’s not an ingredient I’m very fond of myself, and I forgot just how prominent it is in this blend. Still, for a very rainy day having that warm cup of Chai was a nice treat/pick me up. Licorice root and all.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.


Anxiety? Nah, but I do get mad that all the coffee places default to the high-temp tap for all teas. Why not keep a variable temp kettle behind the counter?
mrmopar’s tea prep actually made me feel ridiculously at ease.

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I get that anxiety. Apparently it’s a real thing, known as tepidophobia—look it up!


I haven’t noticed anxiety but I don’t usually let others make my tea for me, except when I go to afternoon tea or the odd time I pick up a tea to-go at DAVIDs. Normally when someone else does make my tea, I am critical of it which has led to my sister and brother-in-law learning things you shouldn’t do when making teas and that delights me lol


ha Derk, just simple prep. We can make it harder without trying sometime. Thanks for the compliment. I am not really skilled. Big old hands you know….

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237 tasting notes

Live for chai tea.

This is a licorice tea not a chai tea in the classical borders on too sweet even lessening the amount of tea leaves used. It may be good for the licorice tea lover but as a chai it doesn’t represent.

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451 tasting notes


Pretty good for a work tea, though I feel like I could have used 2 teaspoons instead of a tablespoon and gotten a similar flavor. The sweetness from the licorice is consistent and hangs around, though not in an unpleasant way. The cinnamon and vanilla flavors, however, are more inconsistent. Though, I did have a few cups of this that tasted like cinnamon rolls gooey from the oven … That was kind of spectacular.

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1184 tasting notes

Nope, too much licorice. It just overwhelms the whole cup


Agreed. So gross.

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606 tasting notes

I like vanilla. I like chai. I like them together. But I don’t like licorice. It’s just not right and it hits the back of your throat in a weird way… and it makes my cheeks feel weird.

Either way… I like the idea of this tea, but the licorice makes me dislike it so much. I’m sure if I like licorice, then I wouldn’t mind this tea but since I don’t, I don’t like this one at all. I should have known… Anyways, I’ve given the tiny bit left to my aunt. I know she’ll enjoy it or one of her girls will.


I had the same thoughts. Great idea. Blech to the licorice.

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1004 tasting notes

Nom nom nom. A little heavy on the clove. Rice milk mellows it out and highlights the vanilla. I think the rice milk is also smoothing out the artificialness that others have noticed, because it’s not bugging me here. Thanks to EmilyGee for the swap!

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50 tasting notes

There is a chemical taste in the mix that spoils the spicy flavour.

Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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