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Oprah Chai Tea Replacement

In 2014, Starbucks created a Teavana Oprah Chai tea blend, especially for Oprah Winfrey. Starbucks only offers the original Oprah Chai tea recipe as brewed-to-order, but luckily you can find a similar chai blend right here in our Masala Chai loose tea. This Teavana tea replacement features a bold infusion of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and cloves blended with loose leaf black tea. 

What is Masala Chai?

The traditional Indian masala tea blend of crushed spices has been recrafted over the years into today's unique chai blend. Black tea is typically the base of a Masala Chai. We blend a strong, rich, Ceylon black tea that is robust enough to balance with all the flavorful chai spices. 

Masala chai tea popularity has quickly spread as a worldwide favorite tea blend, and at Tealeavz it's no different. Our Oprah Chai is a Masala Chai without sugar.

Masala chai tea vs chai tea

In India, the term "chai" simply means tea. Masala means "a blend of spices". So Masala chai is simply a spiced tea and is often served with milk. Our Masala Spiced Chai includes a delicious blend of clove, cardamom, cinnamon stick, plus fresh ginger creating a fragrant, full flavor. 

Masala Chai Benefits

A cup of Masala tea is packed with health benefits from start to finish. Black tea leaves, as you may already know, are powerful antioxidants. The fresh ginger and cloves help with inflammation as well as help aid digestion. And the combination of cinnamon and cloves help to boost immunity. 

Does Masala Chai have caffeine?

Yes, as a robust, black Ceylon tea, the caffeine level of Masala Chai is high.

How to brew Masala Chai tea

STEEP at 212° for 7-10 minutes

For Oprah, a cup of chai is her time for meditation, a time to focus on her gratitudes and gain clarity in her head. Watching the Masala Chai steep while steaming the almond milk, and enjoying the aroma of the spices fill the room is all part of her experience. 

We recommend two heaping teaspoons per 8 oz cup. Steep at 212° for 7-10 minutes and add sugar for a sweeter taste. Or add some steamed almond milk for a delicious chai latte.

Spiced tea can also be enjoyed iced. Simply put cooled tea and ice in a blender. Add the milk (or your desired cream) and blend. Top with a whip of cream. 

MASALA CHAI INGREDIENTS: Black tea, cardamom, ginger root, cloves, natural cinnamon flavor, and cinnamon bark.

Type: Chai Tea

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

This tea does compare to teavana! My husband was pleasantly surprised! It tasted so good!

Masala Chai

Bought it to replace Oprah Chai as recommended. Not even close. Oprah is very sweet cinnamon and cloves. This tea is far more bitter, since I do not use sweeteners it does not match my pallet. I have a few more cups of the Oprah will continue my search.

Hi Mary Lou,
We're disappointed you weren't thrilled with our Masala Chai. It has very similar ingredients to Oprah Chai, but if you are looking for more cinnamon and a bit more sweetness, you should try our Maharaja Chai Oolong. While it is an Oolong tea instead of a black tea, it does have a higher caffeine level like a black tea, and it has all the other ingredients of the Oprah Chai: Spicy Cinnamon, Ginger, Cocoa Nibs, Black Peppercorn, Chicory, Cardamom, Cloves. The Masala Chai does not have the cocoa nibs that give it the sweetness I think you may be missing. We will send you a sample!



Good spiced black tea!

This has a good chai spice flavor that does not overpower the black tea flavor. I mix it with the Samurai Spirit Maté for my preferences. It does not mix well with the Blood Orange Blitz herbal tea like the other chai teas they have do.

The tea is awesome

Thank you for for getting the tea out to me,,, and as usual it is great tea, I have always loved the spice teas what can you recommend for relaxing teas.

Hi John - Happy that you are enjoying your Masala Spiced Chai! I love the spiced teas as well. For a relaxing tea, I would recommend any of our Herbal teas or Rooibos teas that are naturally decaffeinated and may help relieve stress and nervous tension.

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Refreshing but not overflavored

I was looking for a warm weather alternative to maharaja chia. This tea is light and refreshing but does not have the complex flavors I was hoping for. Probably user error.

Hi Dan - Yes, as far as our chai teas go, the Chai Green is one of the lighter ones, so great thinking for your warmer weather alternative! Adding more tea to your steep will intensify the flavors. Or If you are looking for more complex flavors, you may like Dancing Vanilla Bean ( or White Chai Spice ( - both best sellers!

Good tea

Very close to my expectation. Used to purchase a similar tea at Teavana.



Love this tea. Will order more. Have been searching a long time to find something similar to Tropica Rooboid

I’m in love with this tea

Mixed Samarai Spirit Mate with Maharajah Chai Oolong and it was so, so good. Wonderful flavor and soothing warmth. I’m loving this! My eleven year old granddaughter loves it too!