Chai tea latte

By Grace Doyle, Sports Editor

As someone who absolutely cannot stand coffee, a delicious chai tea latte is my drink of choice. Whether it be iced in the morning or warm in the evening, chai lattes are grossly underrated. While coffee may be a more popular counterpart, chai offers so many great attributes. In my opinion, the spicy, sweet and cinnamon-y flavor of chai is second to none. Another benefit of drinking chai lattes is that they contain about one-fourth of the caffeine in a normal cup of coffee. The full glory of chai tea lattes is that they don’t have to be decaffeinated if you want to drink them at night, like some other, less adequate, drinks. The superiority complex of coffee, while not unearned, has run rampant. Coffee is simply a vehicle for milk, sugar, creamer or any other flavors. Very rarely, unless you are a black coffee enthusiast, can coffee stand on its own. However, as we turn to chai the flavor and experience speak for itself. Tell me, why do people drink coffee: either for the caffeine or to add other flavors inside of if? The coffee itself is drowned in a cup of creamer, milk or sugar. I say it’s time for chai tea lattes to shine and receive the recognition it deserves.