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The “Bhak” in “Bhakti” rhymes closely with “lock” and the “ti” sounds like “tea.” Other phonetic spellings are: “Bahk tea” or “Bach tea” with a soft “ch.”
Bhakti is Sanskrit for “devotion through social action”. We practice living the values of Bhakti through conscientious business practices and through our devotion to social action.
The Bhakti headquarters is located in the heart of downtown Boulder, Colorado. The Bhakti brewery is right down the road in Longmont, Colorado.
Bhakti is craft-brewed chai. We use fresh-pressed organic ginger and a fiery blend of spices. Our products are vegan, gluten free and Non-GMO Project Verified and they’re free from preservatives.
Bhakti is a Benefit Corporation, also referred to as “B Corp.” B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. You can learn more about B Corps here: B Corps
Currently, Bhakti has two product lines. Our Bhakti Chai Concentrate can be mixed 1:1 with dairy or non-dairy milk and can be served hot or cold. The concentrate can also be enjoyed straight - we suggest with a squeeze of lemon! Our Bhakti Iced Chai ready-to-drink products are pre-mixed with non-dairy milk and only need a gentle shake to stir-up spices before enjoying chilled.
Yes, Bhakti products are non-GMO verified by the Non-GMO Project.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. You can learn more about the Non-GMO Project here: Non-GMO Project
Bhakti uses organic sourced ingredients including black tea, ginger, sugar, soy and coffee. All our products are non-GMO verified.
Bhakti does not use any artificial flavors. Our recipes contain pressed ginger juice and a ground spice blend to give them their rich and delicious flavor.
Bhakti uses Fair Trade Certified™ black tea and sugar. Our Bhakti Iced Chai Cold-Brew Coffee Blend also uses organic and Fair Trade Certified™ coffee. To learn more about Fair Trade Certification go here: Fair Trade USA
Yes, our products contain black tea which naturally has caffeine. The caffeine amounts for our products is listed here:
Our sweetened products use organic Fair Trade Certified sugar. Our sugar-free Toasted Coconut Iced Chai is sweetened with monk fruit. Monk fruit is a subtropical melon that can be used as a zero-calorie, natural sweetener.
No, Bhakti products are free of preservatives.
Bhakti Iced Chai products containing almond milk use gum acacia and gellan gum to prevent separation and provide a smooth, creamy texture. Both gum acacia and gellan gum are vegan.
Bhakti Iced Chai ready-to-drink products contain soy or nut milk. Those allergic to soy or tree nuts should always check the ingredient label on our products. All our products are produced on the same equipment that processes soy and tree nut items.
Bhakti Chai Concentrate recipes are free of major allergens – including soy, nuts and dairy. They are produced on the same equipment as our soy and tree nut items.
Yes, all Bhakti products are gluten-free.
Yes, all Bhakti products are vegan.
Yes, all Bhakti products are dairy-free.
Four of our Bhakti Iced Chai ready-to-drink products contain soy milk.
Our other products do not contain soy in the recipe, but are produced on the same equipment as our soy products.
Those allergic to soy or trying to avoid soy should always read the ingredient label.
Two of our Bhakti Iced Chai products contain almond milk and coconut milk.
Our other products do not contain nuts in the recipe, but are produced on the same equipment as our almond and coconut milk products.
Those allergic to tree nuts or trying to avoid tree nuts should always read the ingredient label.
Bhakti products do not contain any animal or animal bi-products, however, at this time Bhakti is not Kosher certified.
As with any product containing caffeine, Bhakti products are not recommended for young children. We recommend checking with your pediatrician for the best diet for your child.
Bhakti Iced Chai ready-to-drink products needs to stay refrigerated before and after opening. Bhakti Chai Concentrate in our 32oz shelf stable cartons can be stored without refrigeration before opening, but need to be refrigerated after opening.
Shelf stable refers to how the product can be stored and is determined by how the product is processed and packaged. Our 32oz concentrate product containers are sterile and sealed air-tight – similar to soup broth. This allows them to be stored without refrigeration until they are opened. Bhakti products do not contain any added preservatives and our packaging is BPA and phthalate-free.
Our refrigerated Bhakti Iced Chai ready-to-drink products in glass bottles are guaranteed to stay fresh in your refrigerator until the date stamped on the label. Once opened, they need to stay refrigerated and should be consumed within 7 days.
Our shelf stable products in 32oz cartons will stay fresh in your pantry or refrigerator until the date stamped on the carton. Once the carton is opened, they need to be refrigerated and should be consumed in 7-14 days.
Yes, we use a process called flash pasteurization – sometimes referred to as “high-temperature short-time” (HTST) processing. This is a method of heat processing that makes a product safe to consume.
Our products go through a flash pasteurization process that allows them to be safely consumed. Our 32oz concentrate products come in an aseptic, air-tight container that allows them to be stored at room temperature for longer periods of time. Bhakti products do not contain any added preservatives.
Our glass and plastic containers are recyclable and should be recycled where facilities exist. Our 32oz cartons can be recycled at certain locations. You can go to the Carton Council website to learn if the recycling facilities in your area can receive them by going here: Carton Council
Please check out our store locator page to find shops and retailers in your area that carry Bhakti: Store Locator
You can order Bhakti off our website here
If you have questions about our online ordering process, please contact us here
Yes! We are working to gain more distribution through-out the country, but in the meantime, please use or online ordering system to enjoy Bhakti at home.
Unfortunately, we do not ship to PO boxes.
Currently, Bhakti is unable to accept returns. If you have a quality issue or question about the products you received, please contact us here
Our 32oz concentrate product containers are sterile and sealed air-tight – similar to soup broth. This allows them to be stored without refrigeration until they are opened. Bhakti products do not contain any added preservatives.
No, our products are certified vegan. No bone charcoal was used in the processing of our sugar
Bhakti takes its impact in the world very seriously – and that includes how we source our ingredients. We are a Certified B Corp, which means we work hard to meet rigorous standards regarding social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. We source organic and Fair Trade Certified™ black tea, sugar and coffee. We also source organic ginger and soy. All our products are non-GMO verified by the Non-GMO Project. For more information in regards to B Corps, Fair Trade certification or the Non-GMO Project, go here: B Corps Fair Trade USA Non-GMO Project
Bhakti Chai Concentrates are no longer available in glass packaging.
As our company grows and gains distribution, our new shelf stable packaging allows us to have a longer shelf life for our customers that are further away. The weight and costs of shipping our cartons allows us to keep transportation costs and energy lower versus glass.
We are extremely careful in changing any of our processes and packaging so that we can always bring our customers the best product possible. As we work to optimize our manufacturing structure, we are always evaluating new product attributes that Bhakti lovers will appreciate.
Unfortunately, our Bhakti Sparkling Teas were discontinued in Fall 2017 and are no longer available.