Chai Tea

Caffeine Levels

per fl. oz cup


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Chai tea is a popular hot beverage which is traditionally black tea blended with spices, milk, and sugar. This type of tea originates in India and is also called Masala chai. 

The caffeine amount listed above reflects the average amount one would expect from a cup of chai tea. 

There are many different types of chai tea and some are even caffeine-free, but traditionally chai tea has black tea as its base ingredient so most will contain some level of caffeine. 

Chai Tea Caffeine Can Vary

Just like with all black tea based beverages, chai tea can also vary in caffeine content due to differences in the caffeine levels of the black tea used.  Here are how some brands compare caffeine-wise per 8 fl oz serving:

  1. Pacific Chai: 67 mg
  2. Teavana Oprah Chai:  25 mg 
  3. Tazo Chai 47 mg
  4. Oregon Chai: 66 mg
  5. Big Train Chai: 65 mg
  6. Lipton Chai: 30 mg

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Ingredients in Chai Tea

Black Tea, Indian spices including Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamon, Anise and Ginger and more depending on variety and blend.

Sugar content: 22 grams (per 8 ounces).

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Caffeine Concentration

Chai Tea contains 6.25 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (21.13mg/100 ml).

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