Steep for 3-5 minutes, 208°F
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
Did You Know?
Tea type: Spiced 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 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’.
- Flavor: bold, flavorful, eye-opening
- Aroma: rich, intense and spicy
- Color: ebony
- Strength: full-bodied
loose leaf tea trio - black loose leaf tea trios
one canister each: Hazelnut Truffle, Sweet Orange Spice, Bombay Chai
tea chest single steeps single steeps® tea chest
28 pre-portioned pouches, one of each blend: African Solstice, Apricot Ameretto, Blood Orange, Bluberry 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 Marmalde, Peach Brûlée, Peach Rhubard Preserve, Sencha, Swiss Apple, Tangerine Rosemary, Tupelo Honey Fig, White Ginger Pear, White Cinnamon Sage, Wild Apple Ginger
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
world of teas large gift tin
three pyramid infusers of the following five blends: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha, Estate Darjeeling. This collection contains all Kosher teas.
world of teas loose tea starter sets
Includes 10 Single Steeps Loose Tea Pouches, 2 each of: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha and Estate Darjeeling - Includes one Pistachio Green KATI Cup, lid, and stainless steel infuser basket. This collection contains all Kosher teas.
world of teas medium gift tin
one pyramid infuser of the following five blends: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha, Estate Darjeeling, and Swiss Apple (Medium Tin only). This collection contains all Kosher teas.
world of teas single steeps®
three each of the following blends: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha, Estate Darjeeling. This collection contains all Kosher teas.
Customer Reviews (18) Write a review
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.
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.
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.
Definitely one of my favorite teas. A for sure recommend.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This blend is absolutely perfect!! It is one I will always keep on hand. Reordering right now!
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)
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!
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 :)!!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.