Sweet vanilla enhances this masala chai with a rich, creamy dimension. Lightly spiced with traditional masala of cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. This is David Rio's first chai recipe. Available in a 4 lb bag offering a full 52 servings.
Ingredients: Cane Sugar, non-dairy creamer (coconut oil, corn syrup solids, sodium caseinate [a milk derivative], mono and diglycerides, dipotassium phosphate, soy lecithin), honey granules, black tea extract, black tea powder, vanilla, natural spice blend, natural flavors.
Attributes: Vegan, Fair Trade Certified, No Hydrogenated Oils, No Trans Fats, Gluten Free.
Type: Dry Powdered Chai Mix
Preparation Ratio: Add 3 Tablespoons of mix to 6 ounces of milk, milk substitute, water, or combination thereof.
Additional Information: David Rio supports animal welfare groups including Cat Tales Zoological Park and The Peninnsula Human Society & SPCA. Back in 1999, to commemorate Tiger Spice Chai, they even adopted a Bengal tiger, named Odin. David Rio encourages everyone to make a difference in the life of an animal by supporting animal welfare groups and either adopting from or volunteering at your local Humane Society or SPCA. On an annual basis, David Rio is reducing its carbon emissions impact by over 25 tons and has removed over 30 tons of garbage from the waste stream--an integral part of David Rio's mission of becoming a green company.
"All the David Rio mixes are finely honed, with nice subtleties and Elephant Vanilla chai is no exception. This mix increases the vanilla flavoring and sweetness goes up slightly. This one also seems a bit thicker and creamier. I didn't notice the lack of milk here, and found no reason to wish to add it in the mix, as with some of the other David Rio spiced chai mixes. In fact, while all these David Rio chai mixes are very good, balanced tasting chai, I cannot escape the feeling that they are almost "dessert" drinks due to the richness and finely blended spice flavorings - even though they are not exceptionally sweet."
--Troy, the chai-tasting guy