FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS DAVID RIO?
The company's founders are David and Rio, a husband and wife team, so we used their first names for the company.
WHY IS DAVID RIO CHAI NAMED AFTER ANIMALS?
David Rio chai is named after animals that are either in need of conservation or are considered endangered. We love and support animal organizations such as Cat Tales (an endangered species rescue organization), the San Mateo Peninsula Humane Society (a fabulous humane society with an open door policy to accept any and all animals), and Amazing Greys - Retired Racers (a group that helps adopt greyhounds after their racing days are over). See more about the animal welfare groups we support here.
WHERE CAN I FIND DAVID RIO CHAI IN MY LOCAL AREA?
David Rio is a premier brand and can be found at many of your favorite local specialty markets. If your favorite store does not already carry David Rio chai, please ask them to stock it. We always prefer that you support local businesses and buy David Rio products from them.
HOW MANY DAVID RIO CHAI VARIETIES ARE THERE?
a total of nine varieties, with seven of them being imported to Scandinavia: Elephant Vanilla, Tiger Spice Chai®, Toucan Mango, Orca Spice (sugar free), Flamingo Vanilla Decaf (sugar-free),Tortoise Green Tea and our Black Rhino. There is also the Power Chai® which is completely dairy-free.
WHICH DAVID RIO CHAI IS THE MOST POPULAR?
Our Tiger Spice Chai® is our most popular, followed by the Orca Spice sugar-free and Elephant Vanilla.
HOW DO I PREPARE DAVID RIO CHAI?
For a traditional chai, just add hot water, milk or milk substitute, stir and enjoy! For more info on how to prepare hot and cold versions of David Rio chai, visit our recipes page.
HOW MUCH CAFFEINE IS IN CHAI?
Caffeine content depends on a number of variables, but as a rule of thumb, a black tea chai contains between 20-40 milligrams per 7 ounce cup. For sake of comparison, the same size cup of coffee contains about 55-145 milligrams of caffeine.
HOW MANY CALORIES ARE IN A CUP OF DAVID RIO CHAI?
Our sugar-free chai varieties have 65 calories per serving, and our other chai varieties range from 74-140 calories per serving.
Yes! We use a premium non-dairy creamer as a milk substitute. The non-dairy creamer does contain sodium caseinate, a milk derivative. However, it is considered a non-dairy product. We have one variety of chai that is completely dairy-free, the Power Chai®.
ARE DAVID RIO PRODUCTS GLUTEN-FREE? ARE THEY FREE OF HYDROGENATED OR TRANS FATS?
Yes! All of David Rio products are gluten, hydrogenated and trans fat-free.
ARE DAVID RIO PRODUCTS KOSHER?
Yes! All of David Rio products are certified Kosher.