Pumpkin Spice Chai
October 7th—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte Mix roared into Trader Joe's in the fall of 2012 and promptly leapt off our shelves. Based on that initial excitement, there was no question we would invite it back for another Pumpkin Season. And now, after a wait that seems even longer than a year (but it wasn't; we promise), it's back on our store shelves and awaiting your arrival.
Based on a traditional Indian drink, we start with a chai tea blend that's a combination of honey, vanilla, and black tea, heightened by a mélange of spices like cinnamon, anise, clove, cardamom, and ginger. In honor of Pumpkin Season, in addition to the traditional chai spices, Pumpkin Spice Chai is accentuated by pumpkin pie spices and real pumpkin. Like pumpkin pie, you can enjoy Pumpkin Spice Chai hot or cold. Unlike pumpkin pie, Pumpkin Spice Chai is ready in moments -- you just add (hot) water and enjoy!
You can get similar pumpkin spice flavored drinks at coffee and tea shoppes, and you'll pay about the same for one drink as you will for an entire canister of ours. A 10 ounce canister of Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte Mix from Trader Joe's is a mere $3.99, every day, for as long as we can keep it in stock. After that, it's another long year between Pumpkin Seasons. You'll find it in our coffee & tea section.