Chai for Every Occasion

September 21, 2021

by Jessica Child

The combination of spices and teas both dark and nutty as well as teas light and herbal is a discovery that tea lovers worldwide treasure daily! Whether you’re a seasoned chai tea expert or you’ve had chai a couple of times in your life, we’ve got wonderful blends for you to enjoy throughout the day in addition to those of you looking for a specific experience! Here are our recommendations for just a few of our options to chai any day!

“My First Chai”

If you haven't really paid spicier tea blends much mind, there are a couple of great options to get you started and help you start getting a feel for these punchier blends!

Oriental Spice offers a more approachable blend that brings out the complementary relationship between black tea and spices. This is a great option both for chai lovers and those feeling a little timid about whether or not they’ll enjoy it.

If you want to jump right in, you’ll love this more traditional blend! Masala Chai, named after the classic. Masala refers to spice mixtures—which is why you’ll see this word pop up in your recipes as well!—and chai means “tea.” This blend, once a strong medicinal drink, is now a delight that’s able to stand up to milk and sweetener. Masala chai is a perky blend that feels like home no matter where you are!

For another classic, Thai Chai is near and dear to our hearts! With green tea, lemongrass, ginger, coconut, cinnamon it really is delicious on its own. However, you’d be missing out if you skipped trying it with milk, especially coconut milk!

Morning Chai

Ready to try something a little different? Gaucho Mate Chai is ready for any morning, especially a groggy Monday morning. Spices and mate pack just the right punch to enjoy this tea straight or with a little sweetener.

For mornings that are too cold, Spiced Apple Chai carries all the warmth of one of the best fall drinks any time. Let the classic joy of apple and cinnamon help you warm up to any day, even if it’s still way too warm to be spiced apple season!

Afternoon Chai

For a smaller kick that will let you drift peacefully away to sleep tonight, White Chai brings a beautiful, tropical twist on this favorite. Lemongrass, pineapple, and red peppercorn mixed with a white tea to gently top off your caffeine while helping you feel like you’re already on vacation.

If you need a touch more caffeine, but still don't want to go overboard, Green Chai is another perfect choice in the afternoon. Adagio's smooth China green tea with a warming spice combination, you're gonna love it!

Evening Chai

Chai offers an abundant selection of decaffeinated and caffeine-free blends! Chai hours aren’t just for the mornings or for the caffeine; enjoy the spiciest of teas as you wind down from the day or just hit your lower caffeine goals!

Decaf Spice carries all the warmth of cinnamon, orange, ginger, cardamom, and cloves with the comfort of black tea’s flavor without turning you into the alarm clock!

Rooibos Vanilla Chai brings the complex flavors of vanilla to the familiar flavors of chai in a rooibos blend. In this balance of sweet and spicy, Rooibos Vanilla is sure to help you find peace even with the longest days.

Finally, Cinnamon Rooibos Chai emphasizes the cinnamon for a decadent-tasting tea that makes any evening feel a little more indulgent. This sweet blend will help you settle easily.

Twists to Chai

With the versatility of spices and teas, there’s always something new to try! Here are a few suggestions to switch up your day and try something off the beaten path.

Samurai Mate is the blend for tea lovers who are always craving the “spicy” option anywhere they go! Along with its fierce punch, Samurai Mate also carries more subtle notes with Yerba Mate, lemongrass, mango, pineapple, papaya, and almond leaving a full, complex sip that keeps you moving all day long.

If the idea of White Chai piques your interest, you’ll love White Ayurvedic Chai! This blend balances strong spices against a white tea that makes for a new brew fabulous for when you’re in the mood for something a bit lighter that still brings all the complexity.

Chocolate Chai Pu-Erh invites our earthy friend for something quite unusual and wonderful! Earthy Pu-Erh teams up with chocolate and all the favorite chai spices in this blend which may just be a home run for lovers of Mexican hot chocolate!

For a tea less commonly seen, coffee tree leaves are brewed up in Arabica Chai. Arabica leaves bring an herby, not-so-coffee flavor to the cup alongside your favorite spices for something unique, familiar, and delicious all in one!

We can't forget about the fall staple- Pumpkin Spice! While not in the Chai section, this tea certainly fits the bill- warm spices and a touch of pumpkin! What could be better?

If none of these are quite right for you, but you’re still interested in trying something with a little more punch, Chili Lime Green features chili pepper alongside tropical flavors like lemongrass and coconut for a green tea kick sure to liven up your day!

Want a chance to peruse on your own? Check out our Chai section that features most of our spicy blends! Or, pick up some Pantry Spices to experiment on your own.