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.
Unsweetened Chai Concentrate
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.
Ingredients – organic fair trade black tea, organic ginger juice and spices. (no may contain statement)
Original Chai Concentrate
The Original has 13 grams of added sugar per serving, which is probably quite a bit 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.
Ingredients – organic fair trade black tea, organic ginger juice, organic fair trade cane sugar and spices. (no may contain statement)
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.
The Facts on Bhakti Chai Concentrates
Price: Bhakti Chai Concentrates retail for $8.99 to $9.99 per 32-ounce carton (8 or more servings).
Availability: Bhakti Chai Concentrates are shelf-stable until opened, so you can buy them online via the Bhakti website (below). Bhakti products are also sold in natural food stores and conventional grocers throughout the U.S. You can find it via their store locator.
Certifications: Bhakti Chai Concentrates are Non-GMO Verified and Fair Trade Certified. Bhakti is also a Certified B Corporation.
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, plant-based, and vegetarian. The Unsweetened is also sugar-free and paleo-friendly. But check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Bhakti website at drinkbhakti.com.