bombay chai tea

Deliciously aromatic and flavorful blend of black tea and spices found in a traditional Indian masala chai; cardamom, ginger, clove, cinnamon and a hint of anise.
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Bombay Chai Tea

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Steeping Guidelines

Steep for 3-5 minutes,  208°F 

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

Ingredients

black tea, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, star anise, black pepper, natural flavoring (vanilla)

Caffeine Level

Moderate Caffeine
Moderate Caffeine

Certifications

Kosher Certified

Kosher Certified
Bombay Chai Tea
Tea from India, and spices from all over Asia

Did You Know?

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).

More Info

We 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.

Tea type: Spiced black tea

Origin: India

The base of this Tea Forté Chai tea is black tea from the Nilgiri region in Southern India. Nilgiri literally means ‘Blue Mountains’ and is next to the Assam and the Darjeeling regions, the most important black tea producing regions 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 in India, 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’.

Tasting notes:

  • Flavor: bold, flavorful, eye-opening
  • Aroma: rich, intense and spicy
  • Color: ebony
  • Strength: full-bodied
Event Box

bombay chai tea event box

48 pyramid infusers

$56.00
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Loose Leaf Tea Canister

bombay chai tea loose leaf tea canister

35-50 servings

$15.00
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One Pound Loose Tea Pouch

bombay chai tea one pound loose tea pouch

160 servings

$60.00
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loose leaf tea trios loose leaf tea trio - black

loose leaf tea trio - black loose leaf tea trios

one canister each: Hazelnut Truffle, Sweet Orange Spice, Bombay Chai

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$15.00
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single steeps® tea chest single steeps tea chest

single steeps tea chest single steeps® tea chest

28 pre-portioned pouches, one of each blend: African Solstice, Apricot Amaretto, Blood Orange, Blueberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Caramel Nougat, Chamomile Citron, Cherry Marzipan, Coconut Chocolate Truffle, Coconut Mango Colada, Cucumber Mint, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Honey Yuzu, Jasmine Green, Lychee Coconut, Mojito Marmalade, Peach Brûlée, Peach Rhubarb Preserve, Sencha, Swiss Apple, Tangerine Rosemary, Tupelo Honey Fig, White Ginger Pear, White Cinnamon Sage, Wild Apple Ginger

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$28.00
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tea chest tea chest tea tasting assortment

tea chest tea tasting assortment tea chest

40 pyramid infusers, two infusers each of: African Solstice, Black Currant, Blueberry Merlot, Bombay Chai, Chamomile Citron, Citrus Mint, Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Estate Darjeeling, Formosa Oolong, Ginger Lemongrass, Green Mango Peach, Hazelnut Truffle, Jasmine Green, Lemon Sorbetti, Orchid Vanilla, Raspberry Nectar, Sencha, White Ambrosia, White Ginger Pear

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$55.00
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large gift tin world of teas

world of teas large gift tin

three pyramid infusers each: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha (organic), Estate Darjeeling (organic).

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$25.00
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single steeps® world of teas

world of teas single steeps®

three pouches of each: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha (organic), Estate Darjeeling.

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$15.75
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Customer Reviews (69) Write a review

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Favorite chai tea

This is simply the best chai tea blend. Fell in love with it on vacation at a top resort in Mexico. Figured out how to order it when we got home, and we've been hooked now for years. Perfect flavor, aroma...and it brews so quickly, and one pyramid infuser can stretch for 4 cups! The best.

02/22/17 | Scott, Highland Park, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My new found favorite

After hearing "chai tea" mentioned a number of times last year I then had a cup and was so happy I did. Commenting on my new discovery my friend then gave me some teabags from Tea Forte and I found I liked it even more. Wonderful flavor (and scent) and I've enjoyed it both hot and iced.

02/22/17 | Anne, Scotch Plains, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The best chai.

Not all chai tea is the same and this one certainly stands out. Bombay Chai is full of flavor even after I re-steep a couple of times.

02/21/17 | Anne, Vernon Hills, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser An all time favorite

This is the best chai. I've tried many other premium brands but this is hands down the best. Wonderful spice and full body. Perfect with a splash of milk.

02/21/17 | Rachel, Holmdel, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser

One of the better chai blends I have ever had!

02/21/17 | Jonathan, ATLANTA, GA

infuser infuser infuser infuser enjoyed the tea

I ordered these tea fortes for my daughters baby shower. Everyone loved them! I will purchase these for myself in the future to use at home and for special occasions.

02/21/17 | Dawn, Lockport, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser I could drink this every day for the rest of my life

Perfection. Seriously. The Star anise is just perfect in this blend. I don't even like black licorice but it adds just the tiniest bit of tang and has a nice cinnamon aftertaste that makes me feel like I can actually put on pants and face the day. I mean I won't but I COULD face the day. But even my husband asks for a cup of this and he is part of the "Black Coffee or Die" club. Fragrant, flavorful dark and delightful. I hope they keep this blend forever.

02/21/17 | Stacey, SAN DIEGO, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Not too Spicy

I love Spice, but sometimes it doesn't love me. This Chai Tea is aromatic and flavorful but is gentle to my sensitive tummy!

02/21/17 | Nancy, Shingle Springs, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Chai Arounf

I have tried a lot of different brands and this chai is absolutely my favorite and definitely worth the price!

02/21/17 | Jeremy, Calabasas, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser One of my favorites

Great with coffee creamer or almond milk!

02/21/17 | Shauna, Milpitas, CA

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Delicious

02/21/17 | Darlene, Colorado Springs, CO

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicious

A little goes a long way. Neither bitter or sweet like other chai teas.

02/21/17 | Elizabeth, Greensburg, IN

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser

Great chai. Easy to brew, just add milk.

02/21/17 | Sally, New York, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser #Ilovechai!

I am a newbie to brewing loose tea. The Bombay Chai from Tea Forte is my first attempt. I had tried the tea prior to ordering (received it in a sampler collection). I do find that it is a very strong chai (perhaps I am over doing it?) but quite unique and delicious. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a chai tea.

02/21/17 | Devorah, Temple, NH

infuser infuser infuser infuser Enjoyable

Been drinking this tea for years. Still wishing they would go back to the original formula - without the artificial vanilla taste but it's still good. I steep for 10 minutes and add a little sugar.

02/14/17 | Kelly, Yucaipa, CA

infuser infuser infuser Warm and cozy

A nice chai, but not my favorite simply due to the spices selected. I do NOT like an over abundance of cinnamon or any hint of all-spice or too heavy in cardamom.

02/11/17 | Pam, Temple, TX

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Full flavored, but not overpowering. A great 'booster' for long afternoons.

02/11/17 | R Arlene, Sumner, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Just the right thing for a relaxing moment at the beach.

The discovery of your tea products on the internet is one of our best finds and a very enjoyable cup of tea after walk on the beach.

02/10/17 | Jim, South padre island, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser My new favorite

My new favorite chai tea

02/10/17 | Ann, Denver, CO

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser I love this tea

No cream, no sugar, it just tastes good

02/10/17 | James, San Jose, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser The best-tasting chai tea

The best-tasting chai tea I've come across from many out there I've tried.

02/10/17 | Christopher, Floral Park, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser absolutely delicious!

my favorite!

02/10/17 | Christine, bloomfield, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser warm

strong chai

02/10/17 | janet, Potsdam, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Love

Love this!

02/09/17 | Kim Chi, Houston, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delivious

My favorite! Just makes you feel good! Aroma - ahhhh!

02/09/17 | Joslyn, Garden City, KS

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser very, very fine chai

very, very fine chai

02/09/17 | Gleason, New York, NY

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One of my favorites

02/09/17 | Suzanne, Beaverton, OR

infuser infuser Lacking a punch

I was so hoping this would be the answer to my search for a bold, spicy chai. For my taste it's on the weak side despite double bagging and steeping for 4-5 mins.

02/09/17 | Susan, Lakewood Ranch, FL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Bombay Chai Tea

Excellent aroma and flavor, perfect for any occasion especially when you just want a good cup of tea

02/09/17 | Dan, San Antonio, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Great chai

I really like this chai. I reccomend drinking it as a latte with steamed milk.

02/09/17 | Allison, Madison, WI

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Its a good cup of tea for sure

Cant get enough of it!

02/09/17 | Leng, Cypress, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite tea

This is my absolute favorite tea. I travel a lot and share with the flight attendants. I have had nothing but positive reviews.

02/09/17 | Melissa, GENEVA, IL

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Wonderful taste! As advertised. This is our favorite Chai

02/09/17 | Melanie, Pittstown, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser Nice

I enjoyed this tea, the source level for chai is great. However I do find myself needing a slightly larger scoop to get full flavor.

02/09/17 | Sherilyn, HAINES CITY, FL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Wonderful tea!

Great flavor and always a great start to my morning!

02/09/17 | Christopher, Sacramento, CA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best chai ever

This is the perfect rich, complex, energizing, non-bitter cup of chai tea. I drink some every day. Time to invest in the 1 lb bag!

02/09/17 | Sarah, Aurora, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Amazing

I purchased this tea as a gift as it is the favorite of my sister-in-laws. She is a long time fan of the Tea Forte Bombay Chai Tea. She typically gets the sachets, so the loose leaf was new to her. She absolutely loved the pairing of this tea with the KATI Steeping Cup & Infuser Lotus. She made a cup right away and it was delicious.

02/09/17 | Dana, Wayne, NJ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser very good chai

very good hearty chai

02/09/17 | Diane, Lower Coverdale, Canada

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My favorite

This is my go-to morning tea. The chai is noticeable, but not too aggressive. So good for a cold midwestern morning.

02/09/17 | Kathryn, Chicago, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Sweet and Spicy

This is a great tea to warm you on a cold evening

02/09/17 | Kelly, Glen Burnie, MD

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Chai Tea

What a wonderful gift to give. Both delicious tea in beautiful packaging. These always bring a smile to the recipient.

02/09/17 | Dale, Chicago, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Bombay Chai is my FAV tea

I have been ordering tea from this company for a few years now and still love the Bombay chai loose leaf for brewing a whole pot on those cold Winter days or nights. The flavor is amazing and I've tried many others that do not measure up to the taste of this one. I also bought some for the Holidays to share with my friends.

12/13/16 | Jackie, Reno, NV

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Delicious tea

Their web site is very user friendly and they send out their orders very promptly. I love their Bombay Chai tea :O)

12/09/16 | Nancy, Brookeville, MD

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I do enjoy this tea. It is a little different but I like it.

11/21/16 | Evelyn, Columbus, NC

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My fav tea

I order a few times a year from Tea Forte. They have a large selection of teas which I enjoy, Bombay Chai being my favorite. There customer service is great and they will accommodate to please their customer. I highly recommend!

10/31/16 | Jackie, Reno, NV

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Old favorite

Spicy and aromatic! Perfect for cold weather

10/14/16 | Diana, Vine Grove, KY

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My favorite, please bring back as infusers!

08/12/16 | William, El Paso, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Favorite

Love this tea. I have had other brands, but love the flavor of this one the best.

08/11/16 | Donna, Fayetteville, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My Favorite Tea Forte

I have been enjoying Tea Forte's Bombay Chai tea for several years as it has just the right blend of spices to make an absolutely wonderful taste sensation!

06/30/16 | Nancy, Brookeville, MD

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser A must try

If you like spice, this one is the one for you.

06/10/16 | ALYSSA, Alexandria, VA

infuser infuser Bring back the old blend

I have to agree with other reviewers here - the old Bombay Chai was one of my favorites, but the new blend isn't as good. It used to have a nice aromatic spice to it, but updated blend has too much cinnamon and vanilla in it and tastes generic.

05/19/16 | Jennifer, Brooklyn, NY

infuser infuser Miss the old version

The Bombay Chai was my reason originally for purchasing tea from Tea Forte. I loved it so much, 2 yrs ago, I purchased the 1lb bag! Unfortunately, I ran out and when I went to reorder, the 1lb bag was no longer available. I ordered the canister and to my surprise and the tea had been changed. It originally had a nice spice kick to it making it unique and different than other brands. Now it seems to be more cinnamon and tastes the same as every other brand of chai tea. So disappointing.

03/13/16 | Pamela, Las Vegas, NV

infuser infuser Not as great

This use to be my absolute favorite tea! The smell was heavenly and the taste was even better, I guess my store ran out of the original tea and I now have the NEW version..It's not even close to the original, it's just okay now. I'll have to find a new favorite now.

01/01/16 | Jovanna , San Antonio, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser for sure recommend.

Definitely one of my favorite teas. A for sure recommend.

12/06/14 | Casey , Westtown, NY

infuser Ruined

I used to love this tea, I've ordered at least 5 loose leaf canisters of it, but in my latest order the vanilla has become overpowering. I can't taste anything else. I'm sad to have lost one of my favorite teas.

11/07/14 | Bryna, Seattle, WA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Best Chai I have had

I drink it "black" once in a while but like it most as a latte (milk or cream). Also goes really well with Vienna cinnamon, 2/3 cinnamon and 1/3 chai is a good combo, best of course is a cinnamon chai latte. Only thing I dislike is using it as a loose tea with the Kati cups, get lots of loose particles, loose canister doesn't look like the picture shown here. Pyramids hold it all together better and seem to give it a little better flavor for some reason.

09/11/14 | Doug, Chicago, IL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Great flavor

I've tried a lot of different Chai blends that range from Good to Awful. This was a very bright and flavorful tea with carefully balanced spices for a delicious cup. I purchased the loose-leaf canister packaging. Even though it's summer and quite hot here, I really enjoy starting my day with a good cup of chai.

07/20/14 | Susan, Mesa, AZ

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser 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!

10/02/13 | Alex, San Antonio, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Wonderful!!

This blend is absolutely perfect!! It is one I will always keep on hand. Reordering right now!

08/06/13 | Amanda, Huntsville, AL

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser New favorite

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)

05/24/13 | Dana, Fort Worth, TX

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser 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!

12/09/12 | Lauren, New York, NY

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Absolutely wonderful...

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

infuser infuser infuser infuser Yum!

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!

07/17/11 | Alexandra, Seattle, WA

infuser infuser infuser infuser Yum!

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!

07/17/11 | Alexandra, Seattle, WA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Highly Inspiring

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.

03/22/10 | Sarabeth, Charlestown, MA

infuser infuser infuser infuser Wonderful Tea

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!

09/15/09 | kathy, Denver, CO

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser 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.

05/21/09 | Mylinda, Cartersville, GA

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser Heavenly

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.

05/17/09 | susan, coventry, RI

infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser My Chai

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.

05/17/09 | Gary, Santa Monica, CA