Vanilla Almond Spiced Chai

August 17, 2016 in Category: What's New

A long time ago in a land far, far away, chai—as we know and love it—was born. Okay, so we don’t technically know when and where the first cup of chai was brewed—but we do know that sometime in the late 19th century, Great Britain was pulling out all the stops in an effort to increase black tea consumption wide and far.

Lucky for us, in India, these promotional efforts birthed the ultimate East-meets-West beverage: black tea brewed according to Indian tradition (with plenty of aromatic spices) and served according to British tradition (with plenty of milk and sugar). Hi, chai.

Now, over a hundred years later in your neighborhood store, another chai hero is born: Trader Joe’s Vanilla Almond Spiced Chai. Like the chai of yesteryear, our Vanilla Almond Spiced Chai strikes the perfect balance between comfortingly sweet and pleasantly spicy.

All the usual suspects are present (cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, allspice, and black pepper), plus the addition of vanilla extract to tweak the flavor profile—but unlike the chai of yesteryear, this Chai is vegan and contains absolutely no dairy. Instead, the spices are softened by pea protein powder, almond paste, and coconut cream. And this beverage isn’t just East-meets-West; Boasting 16 grams of protein per bottle, you might also call it: Nutrition-meets-Indulgence.

Down a bottle of Trader Joe’s Vanilla Almond Spiced Chai before or after a workout. Mix two parts Chai with one part TJ’s Cold Brew Concentrate for a protein-packed eye-opener.

At $2.99 per 16 ounce bottle, Trader Joe’s Vanilla Almond Spiced Chai is a steal no matter how you decide to enjoy it—so grab a bottle from your store’s refrigerated case today.

NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers... Contact our Crew for current price and availability.


Chai Black Tea (Water, Black Tea Leaves, Ginger, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cloves, Star Anise), Brown Sugar, Pea Protein Powder, Almond Paste, Coconut Cream (Coconut, Water, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Guar Gum), Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Allspice, Black Pepper, Sunflower Lecithin, Gellan Gum, Locust Bean Gum. CONTAINS ALMOND, COCONUT.

Nutritional Info

Tags: Vegan, Tea, Protein, Refrigerated, Beverages, Pasteurized, Non-Dairy, Fresh Juice, Sweetened