Bombay Chai Tea Loose Leaf Tea Canister

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

We're proud to offer our new loose leaf tea canisters, which now contain USDA certified organic tea. The weight of the tea ranges from 30-130 grams depending on the volume of the blend. Loose leaf tea canisters contain 35-50 servings. Matcha canisters contain approximately 12 servings. Each canister is 100% recyclable. View all our Loose Leaf Tea options, including one pound pouches, Single Steeps® Samplers, Loose Leaf Tea Trios, and more.

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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 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.

Read more about Chai Tea:
  • How to Make a Chai Latte
  • 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. Tracy W.
      Verified Buyer

      Great value

      I live the flavor of this chai and a little bit goes a long way so the amount you get per canister lasts a long time.

      05/22/19 | ARVADA, CO
    2. Jaime S.
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      My favorite flavor!

      I bought one of the sample boxes and loved this flavor so much that I bought an entire canister!

      03/08/19 | Mokena, IL
    3. Megan S.
      Verified Buyer

      Good Tea

      Nice taste, good for a cup of tea at work.

      02/21/19 | PORTLAND, OR
    4. Melissa E.
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      Bombay Chai the BEST

      I drink a cup of Bombay Chai every morning, I prefer loose leaf and prepare it in a traditional Japanese tea pot. I have tried many other brands, but keep coming back to Tea Forte, the BEST!

      02/21/19 | Glenwood Springs, CO
    5. Joseph A.
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      I tried this Tea in one of the sample packets last year and really liked it, so I bought the whole canister. A full flavored Chai tea that’s spicy but not overly so. This is one of my favorite teas of all.

      02/20/19 | Pittsburgh, PA
    6. Tetsuhiro U.
      Verified Buyer

      love it!

      Very warm and soothing flavor.

      02/20/19 | Arlington, VA
    7. Kathleen N.
      Verified Buyer

      I love Chai a Latte!

      This is my favorite chai! Every note dances on my tongue and screams for more. I like my cup of chai with almond milk and vanilla's comfort in a cup.

      02/20/19 | Santa Clarita, CA
    8. Myra G.
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      I mix this with another tea and it makes my day!!

      02/19/19 | North Richland Hill, TX
    9. April M.
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      Bombay delish

      I steep this extra strong to pour over ice with sweetened condensed milk for a sweet and spicy treat.

      02/19/19 | Crystal Bay, NV
    10. Natalie P.
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      Delicious blend!

      Delicious blend of spiced tea. Perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up!

      02/19/19 | New York, NY
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