Starbucks Chai Latte

I go to Starbucks and get their Tazo Chai Latte everyday. It is getting very expensive. I tried buying the stuff they sell but I don't think it is the same as what they use. I have to put more than half a cup of the boxed stuff and then fill the rest with milk. It still doesn't taste as strong. When I go to Starbucks they only put 6 pumps for a venti and it tastes great. Are they using a concentrate behind the counter and they sell a watered down version?
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Jacque
Yes, it is a concentrate. I'm a barista @ starbucks, and the recipe for a chai latte is usually but not always, 3 | 4 | 5 pumps chai for every tall | grande | venti, with water to dilute the concentrate. Milk is then added, and a dallop of foam. Many customers ask for "No h20." I recommend adding sucralose for an imitation to the concentrate sweetness.
> I go to Starbucks and get their Tazo Chai Latte everyday. It is > getting very expensive. I tried buying the stuff they sell but I > don't think it is the same as what they use. I have to put more than > half a cup of the boxed stuff and then fill the rest with milk. It > still doesn't taste as strong. When I go to Starbucks they only put 6 > pumps for a venti and it tastes great. Are they using a concentrate > behind the counter and they sell a watered down version?
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happy
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First, of all, what the bloody hell is a "barista." If you're a waiter, say "waiter." Second, what on earth is a f***ing "tall," "grande," "venti"? I suspect you meant to say "small," "medium," "large," right? So, say it. Damn company can go to bloody hell.
Not that I'd have an opinion on this, barista.
Now, excuse me please. I've got to go out to buy my sucralose.
Put this under, "Posts You Wish You'd Trashed" -- except I don't.
Michael
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Michael Plant

Not to butt in, but I will. Your reply is extremely rude and shows your complete ignorance of manners and/or the topic being discussed.
No matter how affected you may feel the term is, Barista IS Starbucks' term the position. It is a real word. It is Italian for barkeeper and is commonly used for the person who operates the expresso machine.
Tall/Grande/Venti is Starbucks' terminology for their serving sizes. It may represent small/medium/large, and while I wish that was what they did put on their menu, it ain't. So, live with it, but don't take it out on happymexicansock.
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Robert Klute
Over dinner tonight, we were discussing billboards promoting Dunkin' Donuts' assault on Stabucks lattes, and wondered how they'd brand their brewmeisters: Dunkeisters? Dunquistadores?
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Dog Ma 1
Well, Robert, you did butt in, and rightfully so. I held off answering your post for a couple days, and now that I'm calmed down and sitting comfortably in my office drinking a fruity Phoenix Mountain Dan Cong this somewhat snowy morning, let me say....
You're right. I'm wrong. I'm sorry.
Happymexicansock, please forgive me, and don't take it personal. Starbucks just kicks off my worst most intolerant and intolerable language control freak qualities. Please come back and join the fray.
Michael
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Michael Plant
Dear Michael & all:
I know Michael quiet a long and let me tell you this- whatever michael said, it's totally out of his character. He is a very knowledgable man about tea and an essential pal of ours. I acted the same way once and asked forgiveness. We are human, not robot- so all of us sometimes loose temper. Happymexicansock- please be happy again. The reason I am putting my butt in - Michael is a very gentleman. We shouldn't have any missunderstanding about him.
Anyway, lets come back to our tea world.
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Ripon
Dear Michael & all:
I know Michael quiet a long and let me tell you this- whatever Michael said, it's totally out of his character. He is a very knowledgeable man about tea and an essential pal of ours. I acted the same way once and asked forgiveness. We are human, not robot- so all of us sometimes loose temper. Happymexicansock- please be happy again. The reason I am putting my butt in - Michael is a very gentleman. We shouldn't have any misunderstanding about him.
Anyway, let's talk about tea again.
Ripon (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
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Ripon
I can understand that finding a post on rec.food.drink.tea that used the words Starbucks and Latte can be very exasperating, even if separated by chai. Then to have it followed up with a post that used nonsencical words like Venti and Grande could drive someone to diatribe.
However, this IS a forum dedicated to the refined pleasures of tea, so some restraint and decorum is expected. Without it how would some of us have the courage to admit that we blend our Darjeelings with Assams so that they will stand up to milk be added.
:)
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Robert Klute
I take back my statement, how about a nice hot cup of tea instead! :)
> > snipped-for-privacy@posting.google.com1/23/04 > > 04: snipped-for-privacy@adelphia.net > ...SNIP... > > First, of all, what the bloody hell is a "barista." If you're a waiter, say > > "waiter." Second, what on earth is a f***ing "tall," "grande," "venti"? I > > suspect you meant to say "small," "medium," "large," right? So, say it. Damn > > company can go to bloody hell. > > > > Not that I'd have an opinion on this, barista. > > > > Now, excuse me please. I've got to go out to buy my sucralose. > > > > Put this under, "Posts You Wish You'd Trashed" -- except I don't. > > > > Michael > > Hey nimrod, I got a nice warm cup of STFU for you here: >
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Big Ape
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Thanks, guys. They're both cool. I've used the first one as wall paper -- just as a little thought provoker and clicker brake.
Michael
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Michael Plant

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