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 Northeast 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.

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)

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    1. Nancy N.
      Verified Buyer

      Best Bombay Chai Ever!

      I became "hooked" on Tea Forte's chai a number of years ago and still enjoy a cup every morning. Delicious taste !!

      11/24/19 | Brookeville, MD
    2. Glenda E.
      Verified Buyer

      This is the best chai tea I have ever had.

      11/10/19 | Satsuma, AL
    3. Kathleen H.
      Verified Buyer

      My Favorite Morning Tea

      Great wake me up. Flavorful and delicious.

      11/02/19 | Moneta, VA
    4. Caron S.
      Verified Buyer

      Delicious Chai

      Very flavorful but not too strong. Delicious with or without milk and honey.

      10/18/19 | Vienna, VA
    5. Laura Ann E.
      Verified Buyer

      Happy Customer

      This has been my favorite tea and can’t always find it until this website - was so happy that I bought 4 of them! Thank you!

      10/07/19 | Hanover, MA
    6. Eric S.
      Verified Buyer

      Good Chai

      Great chai flavor, good cup of tea hot or cold.

      09/03/19 | Haverhill, MA
    7. PAT V.
      Verified Buyer

      Really Good

      Love this tea. I stopped drinking coffee and this is my morning to go tea. Mix it with almond milk and YUMMY

      08/31/19 | DUMFRIES, VA
    8. Gabrielle S.
      Verified Buyer

      Delicious. Quality. Strong.

      Very strong cinnamon and spice notes with a splash of vanilla. I don't even need to steep it that long, and I can reuse the same steeper three times without much loss of flavor. Good plain or with a dash of milk, sugar and/or cream. I've made this at work and every time I get someone commenting on how good it smells. My only complaint is that the canister I bought went fast.

      08/30/19 | Eau Claire, WI
    9. Melissa C.
      Verified Buyer

      My absolute favorite

      I share these with my co-workers and everyone loves them.

      08/30/19 | Geneva, IL
    10. Alaina J.
      Verified Buyer

      Excellent Chai

      Best chai I've found.

      08/30/19 | Montreal, Canada
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