Spicy Chai Tea Latte Mix Review

By Wednesday, November 01, 2017 , , , , , , ,

I have been a bit absent from the blog the last few week, I blame an awful cold that I just could not shake. The worst part of feeling sick like that is not being able to write at all, I honestly could not focus enough to write one full sentence. Well I am back now and ready to write.

You may not know this about me, but in addition to collecting makeup, Coco-Cola items and tea pots, I also have pretty extensive tea collection (it works well with the tea pot part). While I was sick I drank an exorbitant amount of tea, one of which I am going to review for you now.

Fall for me is all about getting back into tea and really only one type of tea will do, Chai! Yep Masala Chai is what I am all about. Now I feel someone might yell at me if I don't clarify here, but chai actually means tea, but in North America Chai tends to refer to Masala Chai which is a blend of spices and tea. Most of the time you get cinnamon, clove, cardamon, anise, and ginger. While you can always pick up a chai tea in loose leaf and tea bags, most people end up getting lattes.
Trader Joe's Makes a Chai Tea Latte Mix that I have been fascinated with for the last few years. A mix that you need less then a scoop of to get a strong and spicy latte without the need for anything but hot water (although you can add milk too if you like).

I love how frankly it is a powder and not a liquid in a tetra pack like Starbucks, it makes it last a lot longer (you get about 10 to 12 servings per tin) and I don't have to mix it half with milk and try not to burn it on my stove like with the liquid concentrate. I just have to boil water and stir, if I really want I can whisk it a bit for a froth. I also really like that it is a spicy mix, not a horribly sweet one, it really makes having a chai latte worth while to me.

I also have bought some Chai Latte Mix from Bulk Barn in the past, there is honestly no comparison. That stuff is incredibly sweet and lacks any flavour at all. It really is like comparing Tim Horton's French Vanilla Latte mix to an actual latte, ick.

I personally make it with about 2/3 of a scoop instead of a full scoop and into a very large mug (not the 6oz that is recommended). This way I get a nice spicy latte that isn't too sweet for me and my tin lasts a lot longer.

The only down side to this tea is, it is from Trader Joe's, a store that I love a lot but is sadly not in Canada. I try to get friends or family to bring me a container at least once a year, so I don't ever run out (that's how much I like it).

Do you have a favourite Fall beverage? Do you want to see more tea reviews from me in the future?