Oregon Chai Tea Latte Concentrates Have Arrived!

By Steven Ziegler

We’ve been bringing in many new coffee and tea realated items lately; but to me, the big news is: We now stock Oregon Chai! I love chai and I am really glad that we brought it in, and have it at a great price. You see, once I tried to make chai for a family gathering. I bought all the best ingredients that I could find, buying a bunch of spices that I have barely used since. But you know what? The end result didn’t taste as good as the Oregon Chai latte concentrates. There is an obvious reason that Oregon Chai is the most well known chai out there--it tastes great! And Oregon Chai concentrates are much less work! Simply add equal parts of milk or soy milk to the chai concentrate, heat or ice, and serve. Chai is meant to be relaxing, so why not keep the preperation as simple as possible? We have Original Chai Tea Latte, Sugar-Free Chai Tea Latte, and Vanilla Chai Tea Latte flavors.

Now, if you feel the need to express yourself through your chai, here are a couple recipes, adapted from Oregon Chai’s own recipe page:

Almond Mocha Chai--16oz

6oz OriginalChai Tea Latte Concentrate
6oz Milk
2oz U-Bet Chocolate Syrup
2oz Dolce Almond Syrup

Directions: Mix together Original Chai concentrate, milk, chocolate syrup and almond and heat with steaming want, microwave or stovetop to 150*. Spoon foam over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Long Island Iced Chai

1/2 oz. Rum
1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Triple sec
1/2 oz. Gin
2 oz Original Chai Tea Latte Concentrate
1/2 oz. Lemon Juice
3 oz. Orange Juice

Directions: Mix above ingredients in a high ball glass over ice. Garnish with a slice of lemon or orange or a sprig of mint.

Now that you’ve seen some recipes, it is time for me to catch up with the rest of the writers here and delight/annoy you with some cheesy poetry of my own. I thought I could top everyone else by not just creating new poetry, but a new poetry form. So here, for your literary pleasure, are a couple examples of a new poetic form that I call, "Chaiku":,

If Wallace Stevens Drank Chai

Only whiteness seen,
My mind may be of Winter
But hot chai melts me.

The Price of Comfort

Head hung-a day’s stress
Breathe spice-in-steam fantasy
Three eighty-nine dream


  • Charles Garber


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  • Brian Montgomery

    Hot Bevy Chaiku

    Many like chai tea
    but coffee is best for me
    hot drinks make happy

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  • Brian Montgomery

    Your turn, Charlie!

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  • Ryan Loose

    Instructions Chaiku

    Mix it with some milk
    Or soy if you would enjoy.
    Umm, that's the stuff Chuck!

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  • Ryan Loose

    Chaiku Advertisement from the 1980's

    Oh my, S.F. Chai,
    Your aroma is so fine.

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  • Ryan Loose

    My Apologies

    Matcha Green Chai tea
    What you want to matcha with?
    That's a real bad pun

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  • Ryan Loose

    New Year's Chaiku

    That was a long night.
    Could sure use a cup of Chai.
    Sleep this off later.

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  • Ryan Loose

    If Edgar Allan Poe Drank Chai

    'Darn, this is good,' quoth
    the barista, 'nevermore.'
    'Try this stuff, Lenore!'

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  • Ryan Loose

    If Philip Glass Drank Chai

    Chai Chai Chai Chai Chai
    Oregon Latte Latte
    Yum Yum Yum Yum Chai!

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  • Ryan Loose

    Talkin' Cement Shoes Chaiku

    Sure, I like good Chai.
    You wanna fight about it?
    I didn't think so.

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  • Ryan Loose

    Ode to Vanilla Chai Latte

    Oh Chai vanilla,
    Sweetest of the sweetie beans,
    You make me smile.

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  • Ryan Loose

    If William Shakespeare Drank Chai

    Noblest thou Chai
    Though lowly, I beseech thee,
    Warm yon Winter's sting.

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  • Leidra Horton

    Vanilla Chaiku

    Smooth vanilla chai,
    Your exotic spice excites.
    My sense goes wild.

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