Is Starbucks Chai Vegan?

Is Starbucks Chai Vegan? You May wonder this. Also, I get quite often this question from the vegan society, since it is a popular hot drink, in this article I will examine Starbucks chai if it is vegan and I will answer the related question.

Black tea infused with cinnamon, clove, and other warming spices is combined with steamed milk and topped with foam for the perfect balance of sweet and spicy

Is Starbucks Chai Vegan?

Before answering this question let me explain first the option that we have. Chai has two varieties normal chai tea & Chai tea latte. So, I will answer them both.

Is Starbucks Chai Tea Vegan?

Starbucks Chai Tea is vegan friendly. It’s made only with vegetables (Water, Black Tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Star Anise, Cloves, and Cardamom Essence). Don’t contain any animal ingredients. which make it suitable for vegan.

Is Starbucks Chai Latte Vegan?

Starbucks Chai Latte is not vegan Friendly. it’s always made with honey. Which make it unsuitable for vegan. But you can compose your own by requesting them to use a vegan syrup instead of honey (Make sure to ask the SSV what is the used milk if was cow’s milk just try to ask them to replace it with Coconut or almond milk)

Does Starbucks chai tea have dairy?

Almost, all use Chai milk which is sourced from vegetables. But it depends on your region. You need to ask the SSV if it contains cow’s milk to change it to vegan milk such as Coconut or almond milk.

“As we know the vegan society, cannot consume any animal by-products.”

Why is chai latte Not vegan?

Although the ideal Chai latte requires dairy and animal products, they can all be replaced with vegan alternatives. A typical Chai latte is not vegan. Cow’s milk can be easily replaced with coconut or almond milk. At the same time, honey can take the place of stevia or maple syrup in the ideal vegan Chai latte.

Are Starbucks teas vegan?

Starbucks coffee, black, herbal, chai, and green teas, are vegan-friendly and suitable for vegans. If you prefer dairy-free milk to black or plain coffee or tea. the soy, oat, coconut, or almond varieties are vegan. This is your guide and the easy way to stay away from products animal-based.


There are two options the Starbucks Chai is vegan-friendly (plant-based), but the Chai latte is not vegan. But you can ask the SSV to change the composition by replacing the honey with Syrup or stevia (honey can replace maple syrup or stevia for the perfect vegan Chai latte).

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Starbucks Chai Tea Ingredients

Chai Tea late

Milk, Water, Chai Tea Concentrate (Water, Black Tea, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cloves, Natural Flavors, Star Anise), Sugar, Honey, Ginger Juice, Natural Flavors, Vanilla, Citric Acid.

Chai Tea

Water, Black Tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Star Anise, Cloves, Cardamom Essence

Is Starbucks Chai Vegetarian?

Yes, Starbucks Chai is vegetarian (Chai Tea & Chai Teal latte). The used ingredients don’t contain any by-products sourced from meat. Which makes it suitable for vegetarians.

Which Milk at Starbucks are vegan?

There are 4 vegan Milk options at Starbucks that you can order for added flavor to your drink:

  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Oatmilk
  • Soy milk

Which Syrups at Starbucks are vegan?

There are a lot of vegan syrup options at Starbucks that you can order for added flavor to your drink:

  • Almond syrup
  • Caramel/sugar-free caramel (not the caramel drizzle)
  • Gingerbread syrup (seasonal)
  • Hazelnut/sugar-free hazelnut syrup
  • Macadamia syrup
  • Mocha syrup
  • Peach syrup
  • Simple syrup
  • Toffee-nut syrup
  • Vanilla Syrup

Which Ingredients at STARBUCKS are not vegan?

The list of ingredients you should avoid (are not vegan) when trying to order a vegan drink:

  • Anything with pumpkin spice
  • Caramel Brulee
  • Caramel drizzle
  • Chai mix
  • Cinnamon dulce topping
  • Cloud foam
  • Java chips
  • Protein powder
  • White mocha
  • Whipped cream


Indeed, the Starbucks Chai is vegan-friendly, whereas the Chai Latte is not. while you can ask the SSV to alter the recipe by using vegan syrup or stevia such as Mocha, Peach, Simple, Toffee-nut, Vanilla, and almond instead of honey (honey can be replaced by syrup or stevia). Some regions may also use Cow’s Milk there are some vegan alternatives to alter such as Almond milk, Coconut milk, Oatmilk, and Soy milk. Also, Starbucks Chai is Vegetarians, Gluten Free and halal.