What is a Starbucks Chai Tea Latte?
A Starbucks Chai Tea Latte is a subtly spiced, creamy beverage made with traditional sweetened black tea and a combination of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves. It is made with two thirds steamed milk and one third espresso. This espresso-based latte is topped with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon which adds a sweet, spicy and exotic flavor that tantalizes the taste buds.
A Starbucks Chai Tea Latte includes:
- Black Tea: steeped with the traditional combination of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves.
- Steamed Milk: gives the drink its creamy texture.
- Espresso: adds a rich, bold coffee flavor.
Starbucks Chai Tea Latte has 230 calories per 16-ounce cup, with 6.5 grams of fat and 35 grams of carbohydrates. It also has 90 milligrams of sodium, 14 grams of protein and 0 grams of dietary fiber.
A Starbucks Chai Tea Latte is a healthier alternative to many other espresso-based drinks. The combination of spices and the espresso provide a boost of antioxidants which help protect your body from harmful free radicals. The milk used in the latte also provides a good source of Calcium, Potassium and Vitamin D.
Starbucks Chai Tea Latte has a sweet, spicy and exotic flavor which comes from the combination of spices used in the drink. The espresso adds a rich, bold flavor which is balanced out by the sweetness of the steamed milk. The sprinkle of ground cinnamon on top adds an extra level of sweetness and spice to the drink.