The Starbucks Chai Tea Latte isn’t the healthiest beverage at the coffeehouse. However, since Starbucks allows for customizations, you’re probably wondering, “Can I order a healthy Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks?”
Yes. It is possible to order a healthy Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks. Whenever it gets chilly, one of the drinks I usually enjoy from Starbucks is the Chai Tea Latte. Although I love the beverage, I tend to avoid it sometimes, because of its high calorie and sugar levels. A few weeks ago, I was telling a barista about my love-hate relationship with the Starbucks Chai Tea Latte and she told me of a method that could get me a healthier version. So, to learn how to make your Chai Tea Latte order from Starbucks healthy, keep reading.
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How do I order a healthy Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks in-store?
To order a healthy Chai Tea Latte from the Starbucks store, you’ll have to customize the standard Chai Tea Latte offered. The standard version is typically prepared with milk foam, 2% milk, water and chai tea concentrate. The chai tea concentrate is an infusion of cardamom, black tea, ginger, sugar, star anise, water, black pepper, cinnamon, honey, cloves, natural flavours, citric acid, ginger juice and vanilla.
The standard Starbucks Chai Tea Latte in grande typically has 240 calories, 4.5g of fat, 20mg of cholesterol, 45g of carbs, 42g of sugar and 95mg of caffeine. To order the healthy version, ask the barista for a Chai Tea (in whichever size you want), with steamed almond milk, a packet or 2 packets of stevia and extra cinnamon powder. A grande of the healthier version has 60 calories, 2.5g of fat, 7g of carbs, 2g of sugar and 40mg of caffeine.
The Starbucks Chai Tea is an infusion of black tea, water, ginger, cardamom, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, star anise and cardamom essence. These ingredients are similar to those in the chai tea concentrate used to prepare the Chai Tea Latte, therefore the healthier Chai Tea Latte will still have the same taste as the standard one. The healthier version has no dairy and the sugar levels are significantly low.
How do I order a healthy Chai Tea Latte from the Starbucks app?
To order a healthy Chai Tea Latte from the Starbucks app, you’ll first need to download the app and fill in your details including the delivery address then log in. Proceed to the menu and under drinks select “Hot Teas”, select the “Chai Tea” option, choose your beverage size and navigate to the “Customizations” section.
Under customizations, scroll down to the “Add-ins” section, click edit and scroll down to the “Creamers” options. Under creamers, choose almond milk (or any other non-dairy milk), scroll down to “Sweeteners packets” and select “Add Stevia in the raw”. Add one or two packets of Stevia and finally, under the “Tea” section, add 2 tea bags (for a grande size) then place your order.
What makes Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks unhealthy?
The 2% milk and milk foam used to prepare the drink contributes to the high levels of calories in the Chai Tea Latte. Additionally, the premade chai tea concentrate usually has high sugar and dairy levels. Generally, it is the dairy and the sugar levels that make the Starbucks Chai Tea Latte unhealthy.
Does the Starbucks Chai Tea Latte have sugar?
Yes. The Starbucks Chai Tea Latte has quite high amounts of sugar. The small (8fl oz.) Starbucks Chai Tea Latte has 21g of sugar, the tall (12fl oz.) has 32g of sugar, the grande (16fl oz.) has 42g of sugar and the venti (20fl oz.) has 53g of sugar.
Is the Starbucks Chai Tea Latte vegan?
The standard Starbucks Chai Tea Latte is not vegan as it has 2% milk and milk foam. However, it can be made vegan by asking for non-dairy milk.
How much is the Starbucks Chai Tea Latte?
The price is dependent on the size of the Chai Tea Latte, the location of the Starbucks store and also the customizations made on the beverage. However, the general prices may range from around $3.65 to $4.65.
Can I use plant-based milk for my Chai Tea Latte from Starbucks?
Yes. Starbucks allows for customizations, therefore, you can use plant-based milk for your Chai Tea Latte, The options available are; almond, soy, oat and coconut milk.
Can I order Chai Tea Latte using skim milk from the app?
Yes. Under the customizations section, nonfat milk aka skim milk is also an option.
Do Starbucks Chai Tea Latte make people fat?
Continuous and excess consumption of the Chai Tea Latte may lead to weight gain as the beverage has significant amounts of calories.
Kai Jordan worked as a Certified Nutrition Specialist and now a food critic whose main objective is to provide consumers with as much information as they need to make the right choices concerning foods and drinks. Jordan is passionate about helping the public reach their health-related goals but also keen on reviewing foods and drinks offered by some of the famous restaurants the likes of Starbucks.
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