10 Best Dutch Bros Chai Drinks (+ Secret Menu Chais!)

We know there are few drinks more satisfying when you need a sweet treat than those from the Dutch Bros Chai range

With the option to have them hot or iced, they’re the perfect drink for any time of day! 

Topics Explored

  1. Are Their Chais Good?
  2. Most Popular Dutch Bros Chai Drinks
  3. Secret Menu Chais
  4. Substitutions & Modifications
  5. What Chai Do They Use?

Is Dutch Bros Chai Good?

Their range of Chais are one of their most popular drink categories and they even use them as featured drinks for their brand.

I think Dutch’s Chai-flavored drinks are really good but each one comes with a slightly different taste profile.

You’ll just have to try each flavor out to determine which one you like best!

What Makes Their Chai SO Special?

Their chais are chai tea Breves which is a tea latte that’s made with half and half as a substitute for milk. 

It’s much richer and creamier than other milk options and is what gives Dutch Bros drinks the velvety texture we love so much

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Chai drinks are super popular with their customers.

I’ve compiled a list of their best ones as well as a few secret menu items so you can get an idea of what you’re in for when you order and customize your drink!

1. Christmas Morning

Copycat Christmas Morning
Homemade Christmas Morning

This drink literally tastes like Christmas! 

If you’re someone who loves the festive season and can’t wait until the end of November to get your hands on one of these, you’ll have to try to make this Christmas-inspired drink at home

Flavor Profile:

  • Rich and creamy 
  • Chai flavors coming through the rich, creamy texture
  • Chai spices make it taste like Christmas!

How It’s Made:

  • Chai
  • Milk
  • White chocolate and caramel sauce
  • Cinnamon syrup

RECIPE: You Can’t Go Wrong With This Christmas Morning Recipe

2. Horchata Chai

The Horchata Chai is the perfect combo of something delicious and milky with just the right amount of spice to break through the sweetness. 

If you want to make it extra special, I recommend adding an extra shot of coffee for a real flavor whirlwind

Horchata Chai Flavor:

  • Strong flavors of chai and cinnamon
  • Spice complemented by hints of coffee with white chocolate undertones
  • Thick creamy texture in the mouth

How It’s Made:

  • Oregon Chai
  • 2% Milk
  • White chocolate and caramel sauce
  • Cinnamon syrup

3. Golden Eagle Chai

Golden Eagle Whipped Cream
Copycat Golden Eagle

The Golden Eagle is one of Dutch’s featured chai drinks and is also one of the most popular with their customers. 

Who wouldn’t love a delicious amalgamation of vanilla, caramel, and sweet chai tea flavors?

Flavor Profile:

  • Caramel flavors from the caramel sauce
  • Hint of vanilla 
  • Chai spices round off the taste nicely

How It’s Made:

  • Chai tea
  • Milk
  • Vanilla syrup
  • Caramel sauce

4. Sweater Weather Chai

Don’t be fooled by the color of their white coffee, their Sweater Weather Chai actually has more caffeine in it than their traditional blends

This defo gave me the spring in step I needed to kickstart your day.

Sweater Weather Chai Flavor:

  • Low-acidity coffee with nutty undertones
  • White chocolate, cinnamon, and chai

How It’s Made:

  • Chai
  • Milk
  • White chocolate sauce
  • White coffee shots
  • Soft top
  • Nutmeg & cinnamon sprinkles

5. Caramel Pumpkin Brulee Chai

Caramel Pumpkin Brulée

I’m obsessed with the Caramel Pumpkin Brulee Chai. It has all the flavors of the fall that make us feel super cozy inside

The caramel and pumpkin tastes are the perfect flavors to put a bright smile on your face – even if you’re drinking this treat in cold weather. 

Flavor Profile:

  • Sweet pumpkin and caramel 
  • Strong cinnamon and chai
  • Rich creamy textures with subtle coffee follow through

How It’s Made:

  • Chai
  • Milk
  • Espresso
  • Pumpkin & salted caramel sauce
  • Soft top
  • Pumpkin drizzle

6. White Zombie

White Zombie Dutch Bros Recipe
Homemade White Zombie

This drink is the ultimate dessert drink with all my favorite sweet flavors combined. 

The White Zombie is an elegant balance of white chocolate and vanilla flavors and is ideal for the sugar rush we all sometimes need. 

Hey Joe’s Pro Tip:

Sprinkle in some cinnamon and nutmeg to take the chai flavor to the next level. 

Flavor Profile:

  • Rich white chocolate and vanilla
  • Coffee undertones with milky finish
  • Rich velvety texture with whipped cream option

How It’s Made:

  • Chai
  • Milk
  • White chocolate sauce
  • Vanilla syrup

7. White Chocolate Chai

Not to be confused with the White Zombie, White Chocolate Chai is a simple but delectable combo of chai tea, melted into white chocolate and steamed milk.

White Chocolate Chai Flavor:

  • Sweet white chocolate flavors with hints of vanilla
  • Rich and creamy texture when you take a sip

How It’s Made:

  • Chai
  • Steamed Milk
  • White chocolate sauce

Secret Menu Chais

If you thought you knew chai, prepare to be amazed by Dutch Bros little known secret menu chais.

8. Dirty Chai

DB Dirty Chai

A dirty chai is one of the easiest chai drinks to make but it’s not directly available as a menu item.

It’s simply a combination of chai concentrate, coffee and any kind of milk you want. 

Hey Joe’s Pro Tip:

I recommend simply leaving out the whipped cream and adding a shot of espresso straight over the top

Flavor Profile:

  • Coffee-led with undertones of chai spices
  • Flavors from your milk of choice

How It’s Made:

  • Any DB chai drink
  • Espresso (shots)
  • Leave out the whipped cream

9. Peach Cobbler Chai

The Peach Cobbler Chai is a fantastic secret menu drink concocted by a creative fan. The yummy peachy flavor that comes through is the perfect balancing taste that offsets the strong chai spices in the drink. 

This is a great option if you want to try something different. 

Peach Cobbler Chai Flavor:

  • Sweet canned peaches and cream
  • Chai complements peaches for a spicy twist
  • Nutty undertone from macadamia nut

How It’s Made:

  • Chai
  • Milk
  • Peach & chocolate macadamia nut syrup
  • White chocolate sauce
  • Soft top

10. Strawberry Horchata Chai

Strawberry Horchata

The Strawberry Horchata Chai is definitely something different – but who doesn’t love something different every now and then? 

For fruit, spice, and all things nice fans, I suggest getting the iced version of this perfect summer drink on an afternoon stroll

Strawberry Horchata Chai Flavor:

  • Prominent strawberry and fruity taste
  • Chai spice comes through the fruitiness to round it off

How It’s Made:

  • Chai
  • Milk
  • Caramel & white chocolate sauce
  • Cinnamon & strawberry syrup
  • Soft top

Make Dutch Bros Chai Your Way

If Dutch Bros have taught us one thing, it’s that there are so many ways with combining flavors! It’s so easy to give chai drinks your own flair!

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1. Toppings

If you’re a fan of iced chai drinks, you absolutely have to top it off with a soft top.

You can buy the same soft top Dutch Bros uses online which is Rich’s On Top®. 

A chai latte, iced or hot, would not be the same without a little bit more added spice.

I like to add some sprinkles or extra cinnamon and nutmeg to really bring out that delicious chai-ness. 

2. Milk Options

Half and half is richer and creamier because – let’s be real – it has a higher fat content than full cream or 2% milk.

If you’re a fan of richer, creamer chai drinks, you should try out Dutch Bros’ kick-me-mix

Looking to treat yourself but want to watch that calorie count? Swap the full-cream stuff for almond milk or non-fat milk. Oat milk(1) is also great for a tasty vegan option.

3. Make It Dirty

Coffee and chai are two flavor combinations that we know work well together. If you want to make any chai drink dirty, simply ask the bro-ista to add a shot of espresso. 

Domino shots are also a Dutch Bros specialty! Basically, it’s just a shot of white coffee and one shot of regular espresso – some days you just need caffeine, chai, and more caffeine.

4. Add More Flavors

Really want to add your own spin to your chai beverage? Try playing around with different taste profiles. 

For example, white mocha sauce or hazelnut syrups are my favorite flavors pair with my chai-flavored drinks.

I also like to add extra depth to my Dutch Bros drinks by adding hints of chocolate and caramel. 

5. Make It Blended

Yes, any Dutch Bros chai drink can be made blended.

It completely changes the texture and to a certain degree, it’s flavor too. Be sure to drink it fast so it doesn’t get watered down.

Just ask your friendly bro-ista to make your drink frozen if you’re feeling like something a little different.

What Chai Does Dutch Bros Use?

Chai Tea

Dutch Bros uses a chai concentrate from Oregon Chai

Each sachet of Oregon chai pre-mix combines black tea, clove, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger.

If you’re thinking of making your own Chai drinks, I recommend starting with the this premix.


Does It Have Sugar?

The Oregon chai blend comes with added sugar.

Most Dutch Bros sauces and syrups also contain sugar so if you have a preference, ask the bro-ista if they carry a sugar-free replacement.


Dutch Bros Chai

I love the Dutch Bros Chai menu and all the different flavor combos they use. 

But, who ever said there’s anything wrong with wanting to add your own, personal touch to their already-epic drinks? 

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