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.

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. Jacqueline R.
      Verified Buyer

      Great Chai

      Bombay Chai is a favourite of several friends who love receiving this as a gift.

      07/30/19 | Oshawa, Canada
    2. Timothy L.
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      Bold and Beautiful

      The smell of spice fills the box before you even open the tin, and once you open it, it's heaven. Bold flavor, a beautiful chai. Will definitely be a repeat order.

      07/20/19 | Perdido Beach, AL
    3. Rudolph P.
      Verified Buyer

      My NEW favorite!

      I initially thought that I would never find a tea I like as much as (or maybe a little bit more) than the Ginger Guru, but here it is! Amazing blend of black tea and every delectable spice you can think of! Kudos Tea Forte!

      07/19/19 | Ironwood, MI
    4. 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
    5. Jaime S.
      Verified Buyer

      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
    6. Megan S.
      Verified Buyer

      Good Tea

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

      02/21/19 | PORTLAND, OR
    7. Melissa E.
      Verified Buyer

      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
    8. Catherine C D.
      Verified Buyer

      My morning go-to tea!

      Love the Bombay chai tea in the morning. Strong chai spices make this a bolder chai than most I've tried! Delicious with almond milk and honey.

      02/20/19 | Houston, TX
    9. Joseph A.
      Verified Buyer


      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
    10. Tetsuhiro U.
      Verified Buyer

      love it!

      Very warm and soothing flavor.

      02/20/19 | Arlington, VA
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