Bombay Chai Tea Loose Leaf Tea Canister

Black Tea
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A traditional blend of warming spices for a timeless ritual.

We're proud to offer our new loose leaf tea canisters, which now contain USDA certified organic tea. The weight of the tea ranges from 30-130 grams depending on the volume of the blend. Loose leaf tea canisters contain 35-50 servings. Matcha canisters contain approximately 12 servings. Each canister is 100% recyclable. View all our Loose Leaf Tea options, including one pound pouches, Single Steeps® Samplers, Loose Leaf Tea Trios, and more.

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About Bombay Chai Tea

Tea Type : Black Tea

The base of this Tea Forté Chai tea is black tea from the Nilgiri region in Northeast India. Nilgiri literally means ‘blue hill'. Many waterfalls, flowering plant species and high mountains are found in the Nilgiri region, including Doddabetta Peak, the highest in the range at 8,652 ft. The Nilgiri Hills are part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which is part of the protected bio-reserves in India.

Chai is in many languages the word for tea and is believed to be derived from the Cantonese ‘Cha’ (for example Persian, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Mandarin,and Swahili). In the western world Chai tea is mostly referred to as a full flavor, spiced Indian black tea that is enjoyed from morning until night inIndia, where it is traditionally served with boiling whole milk and sugar for a unique infusion.

The wonderful yet delicately composed mélange of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, star anise, black pepper and flavoring gives Tea Forté Chai tea its characterTea Forté Chai contains very flavorful and aromatic spices. . This black tea is known as a ‘very forgiving black tea’, meaning that it is almost impossible to ‘over steep’.Our Bombay Chai combines black tea with the spices found in a traditional Indian masala chai. Chai recipes vary enormously, using different spices, sugars and amounts and types of milk. However, they are uniformly well-lightened and sweetened.

While "chai" is used in English to refer to nearly any spiced tea or tea latte drink, chai is actually the generic word for tea in India, Iran, Thailand and elsewhere. In fact, it is very similar to the word for tea in Japan, "cha" (as seen in Sencha)

We strongly recommend milk and honey to taste with our Bombay Chai. For a richer, milkier drink, heat your milk before adding it and use up to 1 part milk for every 2 parts water. Prepared in this fashion, our Chai is a great breakfast tea, particularly in winter.

Ingredients and certifications may differ slightly between our pyramid infusers and loose tea canisters for this blend, see package for details.

Read more about Chai Tea:
  • How to Make a Chai Latte
  • Steeping instructions

    1. Heat water to 208˚F.
    2. Place tea in cup and pour water over the leaves.
    3. Steep for 3-5 minutes.
    4. Enjoy!

    For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.

    Tasting Notes

    Flavor: bold, flavorful, eye-opening
    Aroma: rich, intense and spicy
    Color: ebony


    • Organic black tea
    • Organic ginger
    • Organic cinnamon
    • Organic cardamom
    • Natural flavors
    • Organic cloves
    • Organic star anise
    • Organic black pepper

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Laura Ann E.
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      Happy Customer

      This has been my favorite tea and can’t always find it until this website - was so happy that I bought 4 of them! Thank you!

      10/07/19 | Hanover, MA
    2. Eric S.
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      Good Chai

      Great chai flavor, good cup of tea hot or cold.

      09/03/19 | Haverhill, MA
    3. Gabrielle S.
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      Delicious. Quality. Strong.

      Very strong cinnamon and spice notes with a splash of vanilla. I don't even need to steep it that long, and I can reuse the same steeper three times without much loss of flavor. Good plain or with a dash of milk, sugar and/or cream. I've made this at work and every time I get someone commenting on how good it smells. My only complaint is that the canister I bought went fast.

      08/30/19 | Eau Claire, WI
    4. Nilsa L.
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      Great taste and flavor of all the spices.

      08/30/19 | Springhill, FL
    5. Ruby G.
      Verified Buyer

      Best Chai Ever

      Coming from an Indian household where chai is drank multiple times a day, this blend stands out amongst the rest! The packaging makes a beautiful gift.

      08/25/19 | SAN JOSE, CA
    6. Paul M.
      Verified Buyer

      Enjoyed it

      Enjoyed it

      08/20/19 | Katy, TX
    7. Sarah S.
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      Warm flavors perfect for fall!

      08/20/19 | Land O Lakes, FL
    8. Joni B.
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      If you like cinnamon this tea is for you. It is absolutely delicious

      08/20/19 | Portland, OR
    9. Matthew M.
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      Such an amazing chai. I could drink this all day.

      08/20/19 | Rochester, NY
    10. Jacqueline R.
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      Great Chai

      Bombay Chai is a favourite of several friends who love receiving this as a gift.

      07/30/19 | Oshawa, Canada
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