Chai is a combination of black tea, steamed milk, and various Indian herbs and spices.
These spices typically include cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger, among others.
Depending on the specific tea and spices used, the flavor of chai tea can vary quite a lot. However, it’s generally creamy, a little spicy, and it has a warming feeling while drinking it.
That said, the health properties of chai tea can be either positive or negative depending on where you drink it.
A traditional style chai tea is relatively healthy, but the Starbuck’s version comes loaded with 45g sugar (grange size).
Chai tea will provide much of the same benefits as black tea, with the high polyphenol content of the spices an added bonus.