Saturday, May 4, 2013

Copycat Starbucks Iced Chai Tea

Oh SpringTime. You make me crave iced and frozen drinks so much.
When the weather is warmer, I find myself wanting to go out and grab an iced drink or frozen.
I LOVE Starbucks Chai. Well I should say LOVED because I’m trying to cut out soymilk and they only offer soy as a dairy alternative. Actually, I am addicted to Chai Tea. I will try a new kind of Chai tea at the store. I have found a lot that I don’t like…I’m a picky Chai Tea drinker. But hey, once you have good chai it’s hard to find ones that are just as good. Starbucks actually uses Tazo Chai Tea Concentrate. I don’t think that’s much of a secret because any type of tea Starbucks uses is the Tazo brand. Panera makes a really good chai tea. But I’ll let you in on a little secret. Have you heard of The Republic Of Tea? Well they make a chai concentrate….and guess what..Panera uses that SAME concentrate! I found that out one day because I asked the ingredients of it, and the employee kind of let it slip. Oops on their part. So one of these days when I feel like spending a lot, I’ll buy that.
I also know that most chai you get out, there is always going to be a sugar content in them. That’s just how they make their concentrates. So I really wanted to enjoy an Iced Chai Tea at home, but a much healthier version.
Copycat Starbucks Iced Chai Tea
I really like this Chai a lot. It’s a spicier chai which I really like. I honestly hate when my chai is sweet. Chai tea is made with spices and that’s how it should be. You can find this tea at any grocery store.