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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 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 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.

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. Teresa L.
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    Rock Star

    Probably my favorite, but just barely. They’re all amazing💔

    11/21/18 | SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA
  2. Pamala P.
    Verified Buyer

    Big, big fan!

    The Bombay Chai tea by Tea Forte is one of my absolute favorites. I love to add a little vanilla creamer and a little stevia for sweetness. The combination of the spices and the vanilla is so soothing and just tickled my tastebuds. Love it!

    11/14/18 | Hampton, VA
  3. Kathy H.
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    A strong and invigorating belnd

    10/12/18 | Moneta, VA
  4. Kim S.
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    Wonderful Chai.

    I love the flavor of this Chai. Cup after cup, wonderful full flavor.

    10/04/18 | Monument, CO
  5. Sue H.
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    Chai love

    This is my absolute favourite tea and I enjoy a cup every morning to start my day!

    09/16/18 | Barrie, Canada
  6. Robyn M.
    Verified Buyer

    Solid chai

    I am constantly on the hunt for a great chai, and while this is definitely delicious, there is another blend out there that is my absolute favorite. I tend to sweeten this with a bit of honey and add a splash of milk.

    09/09/18 | New York, NY
  7. La Della L.
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    Every morning before I teach my morning lectures, I have an exquisite cup of Chai Bombay Black Tea. I find this to be the most satisfying and relaxing part of my day. The tea is soothing and delicious. I love the fact that my office has the sweet aroma of Chai. I also enjoy the fact that my tea can only be ordered and I can only get this tea at the most established restaurants and hotels. I truly love this tea. Thank you

    09/07/18 | Las Vegas, NV
  8. Diane W.
    Verified Buyer

    Very good Chai

    This is a great Chair. I sometimes like it best sweet and light with a dash of nutmeg. This tea never gets bitter even if you over steep so it's a great option for busy mornings when you might get distracted.

    08/30/18 | Richmond Heights, OH
  9. Sylvaine D.
    Verified Buyer

    great tea

    my favorite

    08/29/18 | Sarsfield, Canada
  10. Stella W.
    Verified Buyer

    A lovely chai - the balance of spices is just right.

    08/29/18 | Bellbrook, OH
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