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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
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.

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. Vatsala S.
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      Sweet home!

      Love the festive flavor of this chai tea blend. Reminds me of sweet home.

      02/20/19 | Rochester, VT
    2. Myra G.
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      I mix this with another tea and it makes my day!!

      02/19/19 | North Richland Hill, TX
    3. 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
    4. 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
    5. Nancy T.
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      I love Chai tea, and this Bombay Chai blend is the best I’ve ever had! Drink it sweet with plenty of hot milk and you won’t be disappointed!

      02/18/19 | San Benito, TX
    6. Tara H.
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      Love the spice!

      Delicious chai with the perfect spice!

      02/18/19 | Princeton, NC
    7. Timothy L.
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      Very good.

      Very enjoyable tea.

      02/14/19 | Siloam Springs, AR
    8. Cassie K.
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      Great with milk and honey

      Make your own Chai tea Latte at home. Add a little milk and honey after steeping. It's a great after lunch pick me up when you need a little caffeine boost and something sweet.

      02/13/19 | Centennial, CO
    9. Nancy N.
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      Best Ever

      I love my chai and enjoy it every morning. It is sooo good.

      02/12/19 | Brookeville, MD
    10. Jennifer P.
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      Wonderful & peppery: Almost Perfect

      Overall, I love this chai. It's very warming and has good flavor. I can taste the pepper, but some of the other chai spices I love aren't as strong as I would like. I do like to mix it with milk, so I brew it extra strong. The one thing I wish it had more of would be cinnamon & clove. In fact, to get the exact flavor I want, I add some cinnamon tea when I brew it. If Tea Forte added cinnamon, clove, & some orange peel to the mix, it would be the perfect blend. Even without those flavors, I would order again!

      02/12/19 | Cumming, GA
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