Bombay Chai Tea Event Box

Black Tea
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A traditional blend of warming spices for a timeless ritual.

Event Boxes are the most cost-effective way to purchase Tea Forté gourmet tea. Each box contains 48 pyramid tea infusers. Choose from a variety of our classic blends of black, green, oolong, white and herbal tea.

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Bombay Chai Tea

About Bombay Chai Tea

Tea Type : Black Tea

The base of this Tea Forté Chai tea is black tea from the Nilgiri region in South 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.

Read more about Chai Tea:
  • How to Make a Chai Latte
  • Introduction to Black Tea
  • 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 clove buds
    • Organic star anise
    • Organic black pepper

    Caffeine Content (Mg)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Nicolle G.
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      Took me a couple times to get it to taste just right.

      08/25/20 | Highland Village, TX
    2. April F.
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      Just a Distinct Flavor of Spices Blended Together Equals Perfect Harmony

      Love this tea. Beautiful and aroma and taste.

      04/01/20 | Fredericksburg, TX
    3. Nancy N.
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      Best Bombay Chai Ever!

      I have been enjoying this tea for a number of years and continue to love it plus the unbelievable quick delivery of my orders!! Thank you Tea Forte and keep up your excellent quality.

      03/26/20 | Brookeville, MD
    4. Roberta L.
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      Bombay Chai tea

      I first had this tea in the restaurant of a delightful resort overlooking the water in Bar Harbor, Maine. It quickly became my favorite, as I substituted this for the sugary chai I used to get daily in a well known coffeeshop. I have since branched out to other teas, but this remains my absolute favorite. I start each day with this tea....

      02/25/20 | Windsor, CT
    5. Christopher T.
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      Best Chai!

      The best Chai Tea by far of many I have tried. Perfectly balanced spices and depth of flavor.

      02/25/20 | Floral Park, NY
    6. Christine I.
      Verified Buyer

      Love Tea Forte

      Tea Forte has the best Chai Tea available. I have tried several different brands and no one comes close the mild blend of flavors - they are never bitter or sharp, or have one ingredient overpowering another. The best! The online company is very easy to work with too!

      02/25/20 | Rocky River, OH
    7. Debbie R.
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      Love the chai tea

      A smooth invigorating tea.

      02/25/20 | luverne, AL
    8. Kelly S.
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      Lovely tea!

      Delicious and fresh - one of my favorites!

      02/23/20 | Huntsville, AL
    9. Susan M.
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      Phenomenal tea!

      I was introduced to this tea at a restaurant over a year ago. Since then, it has become my "special treat" of the day. It not the tea that I gulp down in the morning on my way out the door. I drink this tea when I have the time to sip it slowly and enjoy its great flavor. This is a great dessert for me most days. Tea lovers, you cannot do much better than this!!!

      02/22/20 | Poland, OH
    10. Raydelle R.
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      This tea is very good, it has so much flavor in one teabag that I can use the teabag more than once, love the teabag and the packaging!

      02/22/20 | Mooresville, NC
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