Trader Joe’s Rishi Oregon’s Chai tea latte mix(es) and concentrates

January 12, 2014 at 11:21 am | Posted in Black Tea, Breakfast, Chai Masala, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Rishi Masala Chai Tea concentrate,
found @ Wholefoods ~6$,
most spice in flavor and aroma,
but i can taste some of that lemon, they’re using too much of it.
I’m actually not drinking this everyday because its too spicy for me as a “comfort morning drink”
Its a liquid, needs to be refrigerated after opening.

Trader Joe’s Spicy Chai Tea Latte Mix found @ TJ ~3.5$ (10oz)
see original review
i dont find it that spicy anymore, and compared to Rishi Masala about half the spice (to me)
but its more comfortable to drink repeatedly (for me anyway)
sometimes I get an aftertaste, and can get a tad of spice powder gritting in your teeth (no minus from me, but some might not like)

Oregon Chai The original Chai Tea Latte mix packets @ Walmart ~ 3.5$ (8.8oz)
also have it in a liquid concentrate box – see my review
this is like sweet milk drink
mild spice
meh, but no aftertaste or powder in teeth

Oregon Chai Vanilla latte mix
oh so nasty i almost refunded the sip i took,
couldnt get an actual refund cause i lost the receipt



Spicy Chai Latte powder .Trader Joes

May 31, 2009 at 12:55 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Chai Masala, Tea Reviews | 6 Comments

Found at … Trader Joes, $2.99+tax for 284g

allllllllll the way to the 3rd picture —————> Oregon Chai latte left, TJ’s Chai Latte right.

list of ingredients, here i go a typin’: sugar, non dairy creamer (coconut oil, corn syrup solids, sodium caseinate (milk), sodium citrate, mono and diglycerides (soy), salt), nonfat dry milk, tea blend (black tea, darjeeling), natural flavors, honey powder (sucrose, honey), spice blend (cinnamon, clove, cardamom, anise, ginger), vegeable gums (carrageenan, guar gum), madagascar bourbon vanilla extract.

Method: 1 scoop (i weighted the powder as ~ 30g) & mix with 6oz hot water (as per instructions.) From the total of 284g of powder that would make 9.5 servings x 6oz water = 1.6L tea.

First of all you’ll quickly be enveloped by the aroma of the spices … delicious. Can see fine particles of various color in the liquor (ground up ingredients).

Flavor: chai masala, spicy spices indeed!, not very milky(i guess because theyre using nonfat milk), not watery. one of the spices i feel more, might be the cardamon? or anise?. there is a little spicy-peppery feeling in the back of the throat. sweet but not too much, i might add some, cant really point to honey. Can feel spice particles if chewing with teeth.

Overall: pretty GOOOD as a chai masala, i like, i buy again and again.

The Original Chai Tea Latte Concentrate .Oregon Chai

May 30, 2009 at 10:09 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Chai Masala, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

Found at Trader Joes, $3.99+tax (i’m not tax exempt afaik) for 32oz/944ml

Been eyeing this for 3 years and I just gave in (I blame it πŸ˜‰ on World of Tea’s chai tea post, and then these guys started talking about it on Teachat πŸ˜€ , anyway ! THANKS ! go CHAI, masala chai that is)

This is a liquid concentrate of “chai” masala latte or whatever, made for Oregon Chai it contains an already made solution of the infused tea and spices. Aside from the bunch of useless crap on most of the label, there are a couple lines on how to prepare, and the ingredients (also on their website): Water, organic* evaporated cane juice, honey, organic* spices, organic* black tea, ginger, organic* vanilla, organic* natural flavors and citric acid. For a company that specializes in “chai” i’d say there shoulda been a longer list of spices. 22g carb/120ml(4oz) //(44g sugar in 8oz)(before milk) vs coca cola 27g /240ml(8oz)

Refrigerate after opening, consume in 4 weeks … shoulda read the label first

Method: add milk or such in equal quantity to the concentrate.

Flavor: with 2% hot milk a bit less than same quantity oregon: taste is similar to chai masala, sweet, tho a bit too milky, pleasant. Honey. Spices are there, not dominant resulting in a chai thats a bit simple-bland. Kinda reminds me of chai lattes made at The Coffee Bean in Los Angeles (overly sweet chai-ish, but i liked it better than Starbucks version).

With hot water, it tastes like: sweet, honey, black tea.

Overall: ok-alright for a sweet milky concoction, but not great as a chai masala, probably wont buy again.

Masala Chai mix .Roopal

June 22, 2006 at 5:24 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Chai Masala, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

from local india store. this is a fine powder of : dry ginger, pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves.

dont worry the instructions are… on… errr… not here… how the f are you supposed to use this…
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ok, fine, … lets improvise:
boiling water ~1cup,
dropped some assam ctc 1.5tsp, boiled for like 1 min,
added 1tsp of chai mix, boiled for like 1 min…
added 1/2 cup boiling milk (soy-not too much soy taste).

holly fudge! this is some spicy shit! too much pepper for my taste ! my throat is on FIRE!
added extra ~1/2cup very vanilla soymilk,
+1tbsp of honey.

man, that pepper is still real hot, … wooh! … it even smells peppery, and cant taste much cinnamon, there are some other flavors i cant identify. nutmeg, definitely some nutmeg among the ton of pepper.

. NO.

Masala Chai .Chado Tea

June 11, 2006 at 2:14 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Chai Masala, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

black CTC (dont know specifics), cinnamon pieces, some other spice pieces. less of those white plant things (i think theyre fillers they dont look like they have any taste).

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smell: the masala chai smell, liquor is brighter than teavanas.

spicy, the cinnamon flavor is more pronounced than in teavana’s.
some minute bitterness
some minute astringency
the flavors are more flavorful compared to teavana’s.
goes well with sugar, goes well with milk.



Masala Chai .Teavana

June 11, 2006 at 2:14 pm | Posted in Black Tea, Chai Masala, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment

leaves: black CTC (dont know specifics), cinnamon pieces, alot more of some kind of white plant (i say theyre fillers, they look like some kind of grain).

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good, spicy, flavors seem more blended between them, they dont seem to want to tickle the taste buds too much… hellooo wake up.



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