Bhakti Chai RTD

Products FAQ

1. My store doesn’t carry Bhakti Chai! Help!

We’re with you – we want to see Bhakti Chai products on every shelf too! We’re working to introduce our spicy brew to new stores, but you can help speed up our expansion by speaking to the Dairy Manager where you shop about Bhakti Chai! It’s great for them to hear directly from you about what products you’re looking for!

2. What does Bhakti mean?

Bhakti is Sanskrit for “devotion”. We practice living the values of Bhakti through conscientious business practices and through our devotion to social action. Every year we support a wide range of nonprofit organizations that invest in women, girls and the environment. See our list of grantees here.

3. Is Bhakti Chai gluten-free?


4. What distinguishes Bhakti Chai from other chai?

Bhakti Chai is the only fresh chai on the market – we do not use preservatives.  We use FRESH pressed organic ginger (never powdered) and fiery spices. We do not use syrups or powders.

5. What are the Ayurvedic benefits to drinking Bhakti Chai?

sanskrit-orange_150In the ancient Indian healing system known as Ayurveda, chai is believed to awaken the mind and body. All of the ingredients in Bhakti Chai have elements of heat, or “agni”, which refers to the transformative energy of fire.

6. What does “Fair Trade” mean?

Fair Trade is a tool for reducing poverty in developing nations. It’s a form of trade that builds equitable and long-term partnerships between producers in developing regions of the world and consumers in the Northern Hemisphere.  Fair Trade Certified products, like Bhakti Chai, receive third party certification by FairTradeUSA.

7. What is the caffeine content in Bhakti Chai?

A 16-oz ready-to-drink bottle of Bhakti Chai in Original and Semi-Sweet flavors contains only 38 mg of caffeine and the Coffee-Blend has 42mg.  By comparison, a Starbucks cup of coffee is roughly 125 mg.

8. What is the shelf life of Bhakti Chai?

Because our products are made fresh, they need to remain refrigerated and do have a shelf-life. You can find the Best By Date on the lid of all of our products. The shelf-life of our Concentrate quarts is 14 weeks and eight weeks for our ready-to-drink bottled Iced Chai.

9. What is in the Ready-To-Drink Iced Bhakti Chai bottles?

For our popular ready-to-drink Iced Chai, we blend our Bhakti Chai Concentrate (Fair Trade Certified black tea, organic fresh pressed ginger, fiery spices) with soy milk.

10. Can I freeze Bhakti Chai?

Yes! Freezing will preserve the freshness. We recommend only freezing our concentrates. Please take precautions in what container you use to freeze Bhakti and make sure to leave enough room at the top.

11. Where can I buy Bhakti Chai?

bhakti_emily_smileBhakti Chai is available …

  • By the cup in cafés, restaurants and independent grocery stores throughout the US.
  • In a concentrate or in ready-to-drink bottles at Whole Foods Markets and independent/specialty grocers around the country (we are always expanding so make sure to check our locations map periodically!).
  • Find Bhakti near you!

12. How do I get Bhakti Chai if it’s not sold near me?

We ship our Concentrate everywhere in the US, so you can have Bhakti delivered to your door! You can purchase Bhakti Chai online!

13. How do I get more involved with Bhakti Chai?

If you love Bhakti Chai and can’t stop wanting to share it with everyone you know, you may be the perfect candidate for our Ambassador Program. Basically, we send you a lot of great Bhakti Chai gear and coupons, you share the love and send us photos and stuff of your friends getting their Bhakti Chai “buzz” on.

14. What is the best way to be informed of product offers and/or free shipping promotions?

Sign up to receive our newsletter! We’ll keep you in the loop on upcoming promotions, new cafés and retail distribution, and other Bhakti Chai “news”.

  • Bhakti In The House

    Rise Coffee House
    Located in the heart of the Grove, Rise aims to awaken, bring up, and progress the community through sustainably crafted, local coffees and baked goods from from Cherokee’s own Whisk Bakeshop.  Oh yeah, they also carry Bhakti, so they really ROCK.
  • Bhakti on the Road

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    RISE & SHINE YOGA at EXPO WEST with MICHAEL FRANTI!   Join us on the pavilion in front of the Anaheim Convention Center from 7:30-9am. The first 100 Expo Attendees with badges can join the yoga class. EVERYONE can enjoy the concert! Click here for more details!
  • Fan Focus

    Bhakti Chai Fan
    Recent email from a Bhakti fan ~ a "must read"! I started drinking Bhakti while working part time at a local coffee shop. First, I drank it chilled, savoring the interplay between the icy and the spicy. Before too long I started drinking it hot, unwilling to dilute it with even one cube of ice. I shaved my mustache when I realized that drops of my beloved Bhakti were being caught by my whiskers. Afterwards, I cried as I gulped down a bhakti margarita, but my salty tears only made it taste better : ( The rest of my progression toward Bhakti fanatic is too painful to write. Suffice it to say that I'm drinking it straight now. I fear the day when even that won't be enough. What's next? Intravenous Bhakti injections?!? I anticipate the day when Bhakti Chai replaces water as the beverage most necessary to human life. All the Best, K