I tried the oat milk lattes beloved by Meghan Markle and Oprah — here's my honest review

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I tried Clevr Blends, the oat milk latte beloved by Meghan Markle and Oprah. Image courtesy of Clevr Blends.
I tried Clevr Blends, the oat milk latte beloved by Meghan Markle and Oprah. Image courtesy of Clevr Blends.

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There’s nothing quite like starting your morning with a fresh cup of coffee, but for those who don’t do well with caffeine (myself included) sometimes the jolt that comes along with it is just a little too intense.

Tea can be a good substitute for coffee, but often takes a long time to prepare, brew and steep to your liking. That’s why I was so excited when I was offered the opportunity to try out Clevr Blends’ oat milk SuperLattes, since they're basically a better-for-you alternative to instant coffee.

The details

Beloved by both Oprah and Meghan Markle (the Duchess of Sussex even invested in the company last year), the lattes are available in five delicious flavours that include matcha, chai, coffee, golden milk, and rose cacao. 

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All Clevr SuperLattes are 100% vegan, have 500 million heat-safe probiotics, no refined sugar, and 1000mg of adaptogens (Ashwagandha, Lion’s Mane and Reishi). Simply add water to the blend of your choice, and you’ve got a delicious drink that’s packed with powerful probiotics, adaptogens, and superfood ingredients.

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I’ve tried other adaptogenic coffee alternatives in the past and wasn’t a huge fan of their flavour, so I was initially a little skeptical of how the ones from Clevr Blends might taste. From the first sip of Chai SuperLatte though, my fears were cast aside.

I found the drink to be incredibly rich with just the right amount of spice (although my partner said he found it a little heavy on the ginger) and with a velvety smooth consistency. 

Chai SuperLatte

Chai SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends.
Chai SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends.

SHOP IT: Clever Blends, $28 USD/$34 CAD

I followed the instructions on the bag and added four ounces of hot water to three tablespoons of the latte mix. I then blended it in a mug with a milk frother before topping it off with an additional four ounces of hot water. All told, it took me about 30 seconds to assemble — a fraction of the time that it normally takes to make a cup of pour-over coffee or brewed tea.

Once opened, the brand recommends keeping the latte blends in the fridge for optimal freshness, so I’ve been slowly working my way through both the chai and matcha flavours. Since each bag has enough for 14 servings, two bags will last me about a month, with each serving ringing in at just $2.43 CAD a cup.

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What others are saying

In addition to receiving a royal stamp of approval, Clevr's oat milk lattes have earned 3,200 5-star reviews from shoppers online. Not only have they been praised for their ease and convenience, but also for their subtle energy boost.

"I’ve only been drinking this for almost a month but can tell it’s helping my moods and having more consistent energy throughout the day," reads one review for the brand's Coffee SuperLatte. "Always a good pick-me-up when I needed. Tastes much better than expected, not too sweet either which I like. My girlfriend has been hooked on the matcha for as long as I’ve known her, now I’m hooked on this!"

"I love all of these! I can’t even pick a favourite. I will be getting more. Very fast and easy to make something that tastes like something you’d get at a coffee shop," added another reviewer.

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Does it live up to the hype?

It’s been about two weeks since I began incorporating Clevr Blends into my morning routine, and unlike after drinking coffee, I haven’t experienced any of the jitters or anxiety throughout the day that often follow a strong brew. They were also given the seal of approval from my naturopath, who has me on a fairly strict gluten- and dairy-free diet, so it’s a worry-free way to start my day.

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I’ve tried making both hot and iced lattes and found them to be equally as delicious, though I personally prefer the spicy chai over the mellow matcha flavour. I’m certainly planning on trying more of the blends once I finish with the two that I currently have open, and am particularly intrigued by the brand’s Coffee SuperLatte.

In case you’re also interested in giving the brand a try, shop all five flavours below!

Coffee SuperLatte

Coffee SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends.
Coffee SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends.

SHOP IT: Clever Blends, $28 USD/$34 CAD

Rose Cacao SuperLatte

Rose Cacao SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends.
Rose Cacao SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends.

SHOP IT: Clever Blends, $28 USD/$34 CAD

Golden SuperLatte

Golden SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends.
Golden SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends.

SHOP IT: Clever Blends, $28 USD/$34 CAD

Matcha SuperLatte

Matcha SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends
Matcha SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends

SHOP IT: Clever Blends, $28 USD/$34 CAD

Chai SuperLatte

Chai SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends.
Chai SuperLatte. Image via Clevr Blends.

SHOP IT: Clever Blends, $28 USD/$34 CAD

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