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  • What is Chai Latte?Open or Close
    It is a spiced tea-based drink made with milk. Based on India’s centuries-old ‘national drink’, chai masala, it is a delicious blend of black tea, vanilla, honey, cinnamon, ginger and a range of ‘comfort spices’. Bondi Chai is Australia’s most awarded chai latte..
  • What’s the difference between Bondi Chai’s two flavours?Open or Close
    The Vanilla Honey variety is a smooth, softer flavour with fewer spices. Club Cinnamon is closer to India’s traditional “chai masala” flavour with a stronger flavour.
  • What does it taste like?Open or Close
    We’ve heard Vanilla Honey described as a little bit like egg custard, egg nog or ‘liquid donuts’! Trying to describe the flavour of Club Cinnamon is a bit like trying to give someone a haircut over the telephone. But we often hear both flavours described as ‘almost addictive’.
  • How do you make it?Open or Close
    Two teaspoons of powder in a glass/cup of hot milk and stir. For a frappe make with milk and ice in a blender. Add vanilla yoghurt and/or fruit for a delicious fruit smoothie.
  • Can you make it with water?Open or Close
    Yes – some people prefer the stronger, spicier flavours of ‘chai tea’ and add Bondi Chai to hot water for a quick chai tea. Or simply add a teaspoon of Bondi Chai powder to a cup of brewed tea!
  • Does it contain dairy?Open or Close
    Yes – Bondi Chai is made with skim milk powder and whey powder both of which are dairy products. Many people who prefer the taste, make Bondi Chai on soy, almond, coconut or rice milk.
  • Is it an Australian product?Open or Close
    Absolutely! Bondi Chai is a genuinely all-Australian product: made in Australia; using virtually all Australian ingredients; to an Australian-developed recipe; by a 100% Australian-owned, privately held company.
  • How much sugar is in it?Open or Close
    No more than a typical ‘white with one’ cup of tea or coffee. Chai is traditionally a sweet drink, but by using Australian honey as a sweetener we have been able to significantly reduce the traditional sugar content to just 5g per serve (one teaspoon).
  • Does it have caffeine in it?Open or Close
    Yes – a small amount, about the same as green tea, which is half that of a brewed black tea. So if you’re looking for a caffeine hit – sorry, but you won’t get it from Bondi Chai (unless you put a shot of espresso in it to make a “Dirty Chai”!)
  • Is it organic?Open or Close
    No. Bondi Chai is made from only premium quality ingredients which are as ‘natural’ as possible, but some of the spices cannot be obtained from organic sources.
  • Is it Gluten Free?Open or Close
    Yes. Bondi Chai is certified Gluten Free, a fact noted on our packaging.
  • Is it low fat?Open or Close
    Yes! Bondi Chai is 98% fat free when made with skim milk.
  • Does it have coffee in it?Open or Close
    No – it looks very like a café latte, but it is a tea-based drink (but see note above re: “Dirty Chai”)
  • Is it Halal certified?Open or Close
    Yes. Bondi Chai is sold in many countries where Halal certification is required. Bondi Chai is Halal certified by the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils.
  • How many drinks in a bag?Open or Close
    Our 200g packs make 20 x 200ml drinks. Foodservice bags are 1kg and make up 100 drinks.
  • Where is it made?Open or Close
    It is manufactured in Queensland for our NSW-based company.
  • Where is it sold?Open or Close
    Bondi Chai is sold around Australia (in cafes and discerning retailers) and in a number of countries overseas – including India itself! You can buy Bondi Chai from our webshop: www.bondichaishop.com.au