Black Tea

A traditional blend of warming spices for a timeless ritual.

Kosher Certified | USDA Organic

Tasting Notes

Flavor: bold, flavorful, eye-opening
Aroma: rich, intense and spicy
Color: ebony
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Bombay Chai Tea
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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 South 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)

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    1. Jeanne B.
      Verified Buyer

      Great tea

      Really like this version of chai

      07/18/20 | Littleton, CO
    2. Laura Ann E.
      Verified Buyer

      Reasonable Price for Reasonable Product

      Love my Bombay Chai Tea, not want to have to buy canister every time it got low, was pleased to see it came in pouch for easy refill also makes nice gift for tea lovers like me. Thank You!

      07/10/20 | Hanover, MA
    3. DEBORAH J.
      Verified Buyer

      Flavorful chai tea

      The Bombay chai tea is a real flavorful spicy delicious tea. I enjoy drinking it anytime of the day I want a pick me up. It is a new favorite.

      05/28/20 | NORWALK, CA
    4. Ellen S.
      Verified Buyer

      Best chai

      This is the best chai I have ever had. This is one I will be buying again and again.

      05/13/20 | Apple Valley, MN
    5. Paulina C.
      Verified Buyer

      Good Quality

      I tried this flavor after being gifted a single serve variety pack. The Bombay Chai single serve was amazing, so I sought out the canister. It tastes slightly different. The tea also develops a different color than the single serve. Not sure if they have different recipes, but I’m not over the moon with this loose leaf canister.

      04/29/20 | El Monte, CA
    6. Elaine C.
      Verified Buyer

      beautifully complex

      multiple layers of flavor

      04/17/20 | Leesburg, FL
    7. April F.
      Verified Buyer

      Just a Distinct Flavor of Spices Blended Together Equals Perfect Harmony

      Love this tea. Beautiful and aroma and taste.

      04/01/20 | Fredericksburg, TX
    8. Deborah C.
      Verified Buyer


      We used to have a Teavana at the Mall of Georgia and I would make special trips just for their Samurai chai. Now, I can’t find it any more and I’m very wary of ads purporting their product to be equal to it. I do love chai, though, and was so pleasantly surprised to taste this one and be reminded of that fruity, flowery flavor. This is definitely on my reorder list!

      03/27/20 | STATESBORO, GA
    9. Nancy N.
      Verified Buyer

      Best Bombay Chai Ever!

      I have been enjoying this tea for a number of years and continue to love it plus the unbelievable quick delivery of my orders!! Thank you Tea Forte and keep up your excellent quality.

      03/26/20 | Brookeville, MD
    10. Esther K.
      Verified Buyer

      My favorite chai to make latte with

      I make my chai tea latte with this one and it tastes great!

      03/02/20 | Cerritos, CA
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