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For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. How the leaves of the plant are processed and their level of contact with oxygen determines the type of tea. The more processing the leaves go through, the darker the leaves become, resulting in a distinctive color and taste characteristic. There are four main varietals of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Antioxidant polyphenols help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals. Regardless of the processing method, black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high as or higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods. Black tea is a varietal of tea that has been cultivated for centuries. It is more oxidized than the green, oolong and white varieties. During processing, the leaves are heavily oxidized and fermented Our black tea is made from fresh leaves, hand processed under high humidity to promote carefully crafted oxidation, and then oven-fired which turns the leaves a dark, coppery color to yield a superior complex and authoritative flavor. It has higher caffeine content and is stronger in flavor than the other tea varietals.
Average Customer Rating
My favorite tea so far
This has to be my favorite tea. I've tried many, not enough to be an expert though. But this is by far my favorite. The only downside is finding something to strain the loose leaf version. I may have to try tea bags. Other than that I love it!
10/2/13 | Alex, San Antonio, TX
This blend is absolutely perfect!! It is one I will always keep on hand. Reordering right now!
8/6/13 | Amanda, Huntsville, AL
I have been sampling some various teas, and so far this is my absolute favorite! I thought I had brewed it too strong, but went ahead and added sugar and cream as recommended, and it was perfect. Will definitely reorder this one :0)
5/24/13 | Dana, Fort Worth, TX
Great for a Chai Latte!
This chai is amazing! I use it to make my own Chai concentrate. I make a big batch and keep in the fridge to make quick lattes throughout the week. 10 tsp. in 4 cups water. I add brown sugar and a little extra vanilla after brewing. Heat up half a cup and add steamed milk......delish!
12/9/12 | Lauren, New York, NY
The spices are perfectly blended in this Bombay Chai tea. I have found NO other Chai Tea that can even remotely compare with how good it is. Its on my Christmas list :)!!
11/15/11 | Barb, Centreville, MD
This was a great cup of tea. One of my favorites! It smelled and tasted fresh and spicy! a great tea to wake up to in the morning!
7/17/11 | Alexandra, Seattle, WA
This chai blend is spectacular, and I knew it would be as soon as I opened the tin! The flavor is full-bodied and dynamic, yet beautifully balanced so as not to be overpowering. Some other chai blends taste unpleasantly peppery. The spice elements of this chai are in perfect harmony. Whatever time of day it is, this tea is both energizing and relaxing. It's wonderful with honey and milk.
3/22/10 | Sarabeth, Charlestown, MA
I enjoy the blend of this tea. I put the tea bag in boiling hot water, and then microwave it for 30 seconds, and then add a little milk and it is a nice comforting cupper!
9/15/09 | kathy, Denver, CO
I normally don't drink chai tea
I normally don't drink chai tea, but this one is great. It has a nice flavor and aroma without being overpowering. I add just a bit of milk for the perfect cup of tea.
5/21/09 | Mylinda, Cartersville, GA
Thank you for this delicious tea. I experienced my first cup at a wonderful Hotel in New Hampshire. I look forward to sharing with my firends and family. Perfect spice and just sweet enough.
5/17/09 | susan, coventry, RI
Nice Chai! I did drink Starbucks (too sweet). These spices are nice and full, and real. I brew it in half milk / half boiling water. 2 Scoops for a mug. Yum.
5/17/09 | Gary, Santa Monica, CA
The caffeine level in a cup of tea can vary by tea type, steeping practices and even the particular tea harvest. We use the following designations as guidelines for the caffeine levels of our teas:
Robust, high caffeine teas; 50-100mg
Lower caffeine teas with shorter steeping times; 30-50mg
Tea/herbal blends with less than 30mg
Decaf tea retains a tiny amount of caffeine
Herbal teas are 100% caffeine free
These steeping guidelines produce the best results for our palates. Use them as a guideline, but you may certainly experiment and find the best results for yours.