Bhakti Chai Concentrates are a new generation of convenient, high-quality brews for making dairy-free tea lattes at home. And to be completely honest, they kicked the pants off Starbucks chai tea lattes. Not to mention, I didn’t have to worry about milk cross-contamination by busy baristas!
Tasting Notes for Bhakti Chai Concentrates
These are pure spiced tea concentrates that can be poured into your favorite dairy-free milk beverage, hot or cold. As I sipped, my mind wandered to many other delicious ways to enjoy these spicy brews. But for now, I’ll give you the lowdown on their taste and performance in dairy-free chai lattes.
Bhakti describes these concentrates as “A blend of fiery spices, fresh pressed organic ginger and organic fair-trade certified black tea.” And that pretty much sums up how it tastes. Even when mixed 50/50 with milk beverage, as instructed, the spice infusion is deliciously intense and the ginger permeates with a warm heat. It was probably the best Chai tea latte I’ve ever tasted! I enjoyed it with Elmhurst cashew milk, which has just a smidgen of added sugar. And it was just sweet enough for me.
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup): 12 calories, 0g fat, 3g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g sugars, 0g protein.*
The Original has 13 grams of added sugar per serving, which is probably less than your average coffeehouse brew. Yet, it has a delightful sweetness that melds perfectly with unsweetened dairy-free milk beverage. The sugar does tame the spice and heat a little, so this might be the best option if you are ginger timid.
Nutrition (per 1/2 cup): 64 calories, 0g fat, 16g carbs, 1g fiber, 13g sugars, 0g protein.*
Nitro Straight Chai
At Expo West, I had the chance to try their new Nitro blend, which is a straight-up 50/50 infusion of their two chai concentrates. It was deliciously intense with spice, and was made for those of us who can’t get enough ginger.
More Facts on Bhakti Chai Concentrates
Price: $9.99 per 32-ounce carton (8 or more servings).
Availability: Bhakti Chai Concentrates are sold at Sprouts, Fresh Market, and other natural food stores in the U.S. They’re shelf-stable until opened, so you can also buy them online via the Bhakti website below, or on Amazon.
Certifications: Bhakti Chai Concentrates are Certified Organic and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Bhakti Chai Concentrates are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. The Unsweetened is also sugar-free and paleo-friendly.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Bhakti website at drinkbhakti.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Love the Unsweetened
This is wonderful for a spicy, creamy morning beverage. I don’t typically add sweetener to my tea, so I like to stick to the unsweetened. It’s even great when diluted with boiling water for a simple chai tea.