Chai 101: Beginners Guide to Chai Tea

Chai Curious?

When it comes to chai, we’re definitely not snobs. Hot, iced, traditional, caffeine-free — we think you should do whatever makes you feel cozy. So what makes chai the hottest thing this side of anywhere? Read on to find out.

Spoiler alert: the word “chai” actually means “tea.” What we think of as chai came about when people in India started adding black tea to a traditional cleansing beverage made with a blend of spices, or “masala” — and masala chai was born.

A Chai For Every Mug

Whether you love your chai iced, hot or as a sweet and spicy latte, there’s truly a chai for every mood.

  • S'mores Chai

    S'mores Chai

    Gooey toasted marshmallows, graham crackers, dark chocolate — it’s no wonder we live for s’mores. This tempting pu’erh adds an extra dash of cinnamon to the campfire classic.

  • Pumpkin Chai

    Pumpkin Chai

    This autumn treat has it all. Cinnamon and cloves, plus the sweetness of caramel and pumpkin candy.

  • Cardamom Macchiato

    Cardamom Macchiato

    Turkish coffee lovers, meet your new obsession — a deep and mellow white and black tea spiked with cardamom, coffee beans and a smooth dollop of cream.

  • Chaga Chai

    Chaga Chai

    With rich cacao, cinnamon, ginger and chaga — the world’s most magical mushroom — this spicy herbal detox tea is our new fave way to purify.

  • Coco Chai Rooibos

    Coco Chai Rooibos

    If you're into spice-based chais, this exotic blend is for you. With cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and coconut, it's the kind of thing you get addicted to.

  • Organic Cinnamon Rooibos Chai

    Organic Cinnamon Rooibos Chai

    Cinnamon is so much more than just the tastiest spice around. It has a clean and refreshing taste your breath will thank you for.

  • Organic Vanilla Chai

    Organic Vanilla Chai

    A rich, spiced black tea with a deliciously creamy hint of vanilla.

  • White Chocolate Chai

    White Chocolate Chai

    Get decadent with this creamy blend of black tea, warm spices and rich white chocolate.

Find Your Chai

Whatever your mood, there's a chai to fit your vibe.

Find your chai Saigon Chai S'mores Pumpkin Chai Cardamom Macchiato Cinnamon Rooibos Chai Spiced Apple Chaga Chai Kashmiri Chai The Spice is Right

Like closely guarded family recipes, every chai blend is unique. That signature flavour comes from infinitely reinvent-able combinations of warming spices like cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger and fennel, which not only taste amazing, but also have amazing health benefits. We’re talking detox, digestion and dessert in one delicious latte. Ready to spice things up?

Sip your way through our chais and you’ll discover not just classic black teas like organic Saigon Chai and fall fave Pumpkin Chai (only here once a year!), but also caffeine-free blends like Coco Chai Rooibos, organic green chais like The Spice is Right — even rich pu’erhs like our bestselling S’mores Chai. It’s time to live the chai life, baby.