Chai tea has seen a massive explosion in its popularity over the last few years with more and more tea drinkers choosing it for their go-to cup of tea. Not only does chai tea has a more interesting flavor than regular tea due to it usually containing cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, and black peppercorns but it also offers a number of additional health benefits too. The health benefits of chai tea include possible reduced blood sugar levels, better digestion, increased heart health as well as the potential to help aid with weight loss.
As more and more people have started to have a cup of chai each day, we have noticed more and more people reaching out and asking questions based on how much caffeine is in chai tea. As chai tea usually has a lower caffeine content than regular tea, many people who are caffeine sensitive have also taken to drinking it but different brands of chia tea contain different amounts of caffeine.
Although the vast majority of them usually range from 40mg a cup up to around 70mg a cup this is a fairly wide range, especially if you are caffeine sensitive. Although a few brands have started to offer a decent tasting decaffeinated chai tea option to their line up that is usually a decent option for those who are sensitive to caffeine, most people still do want that shot of energy in the morning and want their hit of caffeine no matter how mild it is.
Due to this, we have chosen our three favorite chai tea options below and we will be taking a quick look at each of them as well at taking a look at how much caffeine each of the three featured chai tea options contains. We hope that this will be able to help any of our readers who are avid chai tea drinks but as sensitive to caffeine as there really are some excellent brews available.
Twinings of London Chai Tea
First up, we have one of the most popular producers of chai tea in the world at the time of writing, the Twinings of London Chai Tea that just keeps growing in popularity as more and more tea drinkers get hooked on it. Additionally, the Twinings chai tea bags come in at around 50 milligrams of caffeine per cup making them ideal for anyone who does have sensitivity issues with caffeine or is just trying to reduce their caffeine intake.
With around two-thirds of adult Americans drinking at least one cup of coffee a day and with more and more people being advised to reduce their caffeine intake, a cup of chai can be the ideal substitute. The Twinings chai tea bags contain between half to one-third of the caffeine of a cup of coffee depending on the coffee brand making it the ideal option.
On top of this, the full Twinings range is now fully organic as well as Fair Trade certified too and their tea bags are also fully compostable meaning that they are as eco-friendly as possible. Twinings have also totally dropped the black peppercorns from their ingredients too focusing on building their brew around cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger to produce one of the more interesting flavors of chai tea too.
A cup of Twinings chai tea has a spicy, bold, rich taste with a vibrant aroma that can help get your day off to a great start. Although it does give you a dose of caffeine, it should be low enough not to cause any issues for any of our readers who are caffeine sensitive. Additionally, with a cup containing up to two thirds the amount of caffeine as a regular cup of coffee, it is also a solid option for anyone who has been advised to reduce their caffeine intake.
It really is easy to see how the Twinings tea is growing in popularity so quickly and managing to win more and more people over to using it. The brew also has one of the best reputations going when it comes to chai tea and we would highly recommend that our readers give it a try.
Tazo Chai Tea
Next up we have Tazo Chai Tea that is another very popular chai tea option that is quickly building its customer base and earning a reputation amongst tea drinkers to rival that of the Twinings chai tea covered above. A cup of the Tazo Chai Tea comes in at around 47mg of caffeine keeping it on the milder end of the scale with it being an ideal option for anyone wanting to cut their caffeine intake back.
The brew is based around a unique blend of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, star anise, and cloves that result in a strong, vibrant taste. It also has just enough caffeine in it per cup of chai to stimulate your senses and to get you going in the morning and ensure that you are ready for the day ahead.
Although many people do use Tazo chai tea bags to make their own cold brew chai tea, we personally prefer it as a hot brew but this is down to personal preference. If cold brewing tea is your thing then trying out the chai from Tazo is well worth doing. Additionally, if you also have a Keurig machine then you can also check out the Tazo chai tea K cups too.
The Republic of Tea Chai Green Tea
Our final recommendation is actually a green chai tea brew rather than a traditional black chai tea brew and although green teas are usually based around a more mellow blend, we feel that this brew has been pulled off very well and tastes great. The Republic of Tea Chai Green Tea brew is definatley the most popular chai green tea going right now and has managed to earn a massive customer base as well as an excellent reputation amongst tea drinkers that is growing at a rapid pace.
The blend is based around ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom with ground fresh almonds subtly mixed in to compliment the green tea. It also has around 60mg of caffeine per cup making it the strongest chai tea on our list meaning that it may not be suitable for some people who are super sensitive to caffeine but it still comes in at around half the caffeine content of coffee.
Although we were not originally fans of green chai tea blends, this Republic of Tea blend is definatley growing on us and we are starting to see why it is so popular. If you like a more mellow tasting brew that still has a kick or brews with a hit of almond then we would highly recommend that you give this a try as it really is a smooth, well put together blend with a unique taste.