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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. kathy d.
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    This has a good flavor.

    07/04/18 | indianapolis, IN
  2. Nicole U.
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    Serve with cream

    This stuff is amazing, and is absolutely fantastic served with cream.

    06/04/18 | Decatur, GA
  3. Ethan B.
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    Great Chai Tea

    This is a great caffeinated, spicy chai tea. It's one of my favorite teas! Make sure to add a lot of leaves to whatever pot/cup you plan on having. Don't be stingy!

    03/25/18 | Jamaica Plain, MA
  4. stella s.
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    Very strong

    The Chai is very aromatic, I usually mix 1/2 chai and 1/2 black tea to suite my taste.

    03/11/18 | West Sunbury, PA
  5. Inna M.
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    Great product

    I get this tea every time I go to see my mom in Europe, she absolutely loves it!

    03/01/18 | Toronto, Canada
  6. Virginia A.
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    This has become my breakfast treat! Very good chai.

    02/28/18 | Laurence Harbor, NJ
  7. Lisa C.
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    My husband's favorite

    My husband recently gave up coffee and this is his new drink. I'll be ordering more.

    02/28/18 | Brooklyn, NY
  8. Stacey D.
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    It is pretty good. Wish the spices were a little stronger.

    02/28/18 | Westbrook, ME
  9. Hunter J.
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    A nice, warm tea. A like mixing it with other teas to add a bit of chai spice to them.

    02/28/18 | garrettsville, OH
  10. Nancy S.
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    Tea packaged and sealed very well.

    02/28/18 | Oxford, MI
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