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bombay chai tea

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The zesty zing of cinnamon, cardamom and clove takes over the first sip of this tropical treasure, followed by toasty island coconut. Try with milk and sweetener or enjoy hot or iced for a creamy, tropical latte.
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Bombay Chai Tea

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infuser infuser infuser infuser infuser |5 of 5 stars

Steeping Guidelines

Steep for 3-5 minutes,  208°F 

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


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

bombay chai tea event box

48 pyramid infusers

Loose Leaf Tea Canister

bombay chai tea loose leaf tea canister

35-50 servings

One Pound Loose Tea Pouch

bombay chai tea one pound loose tea pouch

160 servings

Ribbon Box

bombay chai tea ribbon box

20 pyramid infusers

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


tea chest tea chest sampler

tea chest sampler tea chest

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


single steeps tea chest tea chest single steeps

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


large tin world of teas

world of teas large tin

three pyramid infusers of each: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Estate Darjeeling, Sencha


medium tin world of teas

world of teas medium tin

one silken pyramid infuser each: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Estate Darjeeling, Sencha (organic), Swiss Apple (organic)


single steeps world of teas

world of teas single steeps

three each of the following blends: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha, Estate Darjeeling


small tin world of teas

world of teas small tin

one pyramid infuser each of the following blends: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint


tea brewing gift sets world of teas

world of teas tea brewing gift sets

Includes Ten Single Steeps Loose Tea Pouches (2 each) of: Bombay Chai, Moroccan Mint, African Solstice, Sencha and Estate Darjeeling -Includes Pistachio Green KATI Cup


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Customer Reviews (15) Write a review

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 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