How Much Caffeine is in a Chai Tea Latte?

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A chai tea latte is a caffeine containing coffee alternative. (Image: joanna wnuk/iStock/Getty Images)

A chai tea latte is typically made with warm milk, black tea, sweetener and a combination of ginger, peppercorns, cinnamon and cardamom. It is an alternative to coffee and coffee drinks, because black tea contains caffeine. The amount you drink and the method used to make the chai tea influences the amount of caffeine you are consuming.

Coffee Shop Latte

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A 16-oz chai tea latte contains about 95 milligrams of caffeine. (Image: Robert Brown/iStock/Getty Images)

A typical coffee shop chai tea latte made with spiced black tea and steamed milk may come in several sizes. A 16-ounce chai tea latte contains an average of 95 milligrams of caffeine, while a 12-ounce has slightly less, with approximately 70 milligrams of caffeine.

Chai Tea Latte Mix

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You can make a chai tea latte from a premade version by adding water or milk. (Image: lisa combs/iStock/Getty Images)

You may make a chai tea latte from a premade version by adding water or milk to a concentrate or powdered form. In the concentrate version, a 1-cup serving has approximately 30 to 35 milligrams of caffeine. In the powdered form, a serving contains 35 to 55 milligrams of caffeine.

Brewed Chai Tea

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You can make a chai tea latte by brewing your own with a tea bag then adding hot milk. (Image: shuo liu/iStock/Getty Images)

You may make a chai tea latte by brewing your own with a tea bag and adding hot milk. One serving using a typical store-bought chai tea bag contains about 50 milligrams of caffeine.

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