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 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)

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    1. Alexandra G.
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      Love chai

      I love chai and this is a great one!

      02/15/20 | Colorado Springs, CO
    2. John M.
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      Solid Black Chai

      Love this tea, just the right mixture of spices. Dark and full flavored. I usually drink it with no milk or sugar but occasionally will add a little milk or a small dollop of honey for a change of pace.

      02/14/20 | Lakewood, CO
    3. Eileen C.
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      Lovely blend of spices that warms the body and spirit. The aroma is rich and calming. It is tastes good plain or with milk and/or honey.

      02/14/20 | COPLAY, PA
    4. Mary K.
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      A Good Tea

      This Chai Tea is a good tea that has just the right amount kick from the spices!

      02/14/20 | Wyoming, MI
    5. Jamey E.
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      Chai bliss

      Best chai I’ve had. Best with milk and honey. Warm, peppery, cinnamony goodness with just the right amount of cardamom.

      02/14/20 | Deerfield, IL
    6. Megean B.
      Verified Buyer

      Good Chai

      This tea has a nice mix of the spice flavors, not just cinnamon, and it actually brews up decently if done in a cup like a standard black tea too rather than boiled on the stove like a traditional chai.

      02/14/20 | Gaithersburg, MD
    7. Felicia A.
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      The Best Chai, not gonna Lie

      The Bombay chai is a perfect blend of spices with a smooth finish. Very robust in flavor and perfect when made into a latte. So, so delicious! I have tried many and the quality does not get better than Tea Forté. And we love being able to purchase our favorite chai in a one pound bag, extremely convenient.

      02/14/20 | Sacramento, CA
    8. Carissa A.
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      Perfect Chai

      This Chai is so good! Perfectly balanced flavors.

      02/14/20 | McKinney, TX
    9. Hilary A.
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      Gift for mom

      She loved the tea. She said it was delicious.

      12/26/19 | Tampa, FL
    10. Nancy M.
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      Very good

      The tea is delicious but I need to get a different tea ball with smaller holes. Mine allows particles to flow through.

      12/24/19 | Arvada, CO
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