Along with our family's fast food habit, I have a morning Starbucks addiction. I've never calculated the cost of this habit, mostly because I know how ridiculous it is to spend $5 on a drink almost everyday (and at least 15min in an outrageously long drive thru line). So, here it is, my iced venti chai tea is $5 per day at 5 days per week = $1,300 per year. Really, I should hide my head in shame. That's crazy.
Here's my solution:
The chai tea mix costs $5 and makes about 5 large glasses and I use about $.12 of milk per cup of tea. So, that costs me about $291.20 per year for a savings of $1,008.80 per year. I didn't estimate the cost of the ice or the straw :)
I could save even more if I made my own chai tea mix rather than buying the Tazo stuff. So, keep an eye out for my fabulous homemade chai tea mix recipe.