Starbucks Secret Menu: Hipster Chai (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Copycat Recipe, Caffeine, Calories & More information)

Save yourself some money by following my simple recipe to recreate this Starbucks beverage, the Starbucks Hipster Chai. Read on to see how.

Starbucks Hipster Chai is a beverage available on Starbucks’ secret menu that is usually prepared using white mocha syrup, chai syrup, hot water, shots of espresso, and steamy soy milk. When I first ordered this drink from Starbucks sometime last year, I was immediately drawn by its unique taste and fun flavors.

Since this drink is expensive when bought daily, I wanted to know how to make it so that I could enjoy it anytime in the comfort of my home. Are you interested in learning how to prepare this drink? Read on as I will be explaining in detail how you can customize this drink at Starbucks and prepare it at home when you don’t have the money to buy it from Starbucks.

Brief History of the drink

Before we get to the brief history of this drink, whoever introduced this drink deserves a standing ovation. This drink became available at Starbucks in 2016 after being created by barista Jeanine of Stuy Town Starbucks in Ney York City. This beverage has continued to be among the most ordered chai from Starbucks’ secret menu, and I recommend you grab one and try it if you have yet to taste it.

Is Hipster Chai still available at Starbucks?

Yes, Hipster Chai is still available at Starbucks. However, since this drink is not on the Starbucks regular menu, you will have to explain to the barista serving you how this drink is prepared and the ingredients needed to prepare it.

Starbucks Hipster Chai (Ingredients, Taste, Variations, Sizes, Caffeine, Calories)

Starbucks Hipster Chai

What’s in a Hipster Chai – (Ingredients)


What’s actually in a Starbucks Hipster Chai? According to its secret menu official website Starbucks lists its ingredients in the Hipster Chai as hot water, shots of espressos, steamed soy milk, chai syrup, and white mocha syrup. Let us now look at each of the ingredients separately.

  • Hot water: hot water is used to prepare this drink to blend with other liquid ingredients.
  • Espresso: shots of espresso are used in this drink to give the drink a stronger taste of coffee
  • Steamed soy milk: steamed soy milk is used as an ingredient of this drink as a topping
  • White mocha syrup: white mocha syrup is used to give this drink a sweeter taste
  • Chai syrup: chai syrup is added to this drink to give it a stronger chai flavor.

Starbucks Hipster Chai: Sizes, nutrition, Caffeine & Calories

What sizes are available

Concerning the Starbucks secret menu beverage Hipster Chai, Starbucks offers this drink in four different sizes. These sizes are the shot, which holds a capacity of 8 fl oz, tall, Grande, and Venti size. If you are trying this drink for the first time, I recommend buying it in a shot size to see if you will love it.

Nutritional facts

When served in a Grande size, the hipster chai contains 250 calories. It also includes 6 grams of protein, 47 grams of carbohydrate, 90 milligrams of sodium, and 4 grams of fat. The Hipster chai is high in calories and carbs, making it an unhealthy option. On the upside, it has zero cholesterol, which is good for your heart.

Below is a table summarizing the Hipster Chai nutritional facts.

Calories (per 2,000 daily intake)250
Nutritional value (per 1 cookie 2.9 oz. serving)% Daily Value
Total fat 4g


Saturated fat

Total carbohydrates 47g


Dietary fiber 0g

Cholesterol 0g 
Protein 6g10%
Sodium 90mg3%

Caffeine information

The Hipster Chai beverage from Starbucks’ secret menu contains 95 milligrams of caffeine. This delicious chai is unsuitable for children, as it includes a relatively higher amount of caffeine.

So, what does Starbucks Hipster Chai taste like?

Starbucks Hipster Chai has a very sweet, milky taste to the flavor of the coffee. Starbucks Hipster Chai gets its sweet taste from the white mocha Frappuccino and its coffee flavor from the shots of espresso used.

Ways to customize Hipster Chai at Starbucks- Starbucks HIPSTER CHAI Variations

You can customize the Hipster Chai from the Starbucks secret menu by swapping the soy milk with dairy or any other non-dairy milk you choose. If you love whole dairy milk, you can customize this drink by changing soy milk with whole milk.

How to make Starbucks Hipster Chai at home – Starbucks Hipster Chai Copycat Recipe

Starbucks Secret Menu: Hipster Chai

Starbucks Hipster Chai Copycat Recipe

Kai Jordan
Course Drinks
Cuisine American


  • Cup
  • Spoon


  • Hot water
  • Shots of espresso
  • Steamed soy milk
  • Chai syrup
  • White mocha syrup


  • Mix white mocha syrup and chai syrup
  • Add water until the cup is half-fille
  • Add shots of espresso to the cup
  • Top this Hipster Chai with steamed soy milk and enjoy.


  • If you don’t prefer soy milk, you can swap this milk with dairy milk or any other non-dairy milk.

Informative Section

How do you order Hipster Chai from the Starbucks app?

To order Starbucks Hipster Chai, first select a mix of white mocha syrup and chai syrup to be put into hot water. Then, ask for shots of espresso to be added to it. Finally, select steamed soy milk as a topping.

Does Starbucks have Hipster Chai all year round?

Yes, Starbucks has hipster chai all year round.

Is the Starbucks Hipster Chai healthy?

Yes, Starbucks Hipster Chai is very healthy.

How much is the Starbucks Hipster Chai?

This chai costs $4.65 when served in a Grande.

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