Bombay Chai Tea

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 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)

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    1. Nancy N.
      Verified Buyer

      Still my favorite !!

      Bombay chi is delicious and great way to start my morning 😄. My order always comes very quickly .

      11/20/20 | Brookeville, MD
    2. Barbara S.
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      one of my favorites

      This is one of my go to teas when I cant decide which tea to have. Sometimes I add a little cream but it is great without.

      10/27/20 | Port St. Lucie, FL
    3. Linda F.
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      Friends liked it better

      I thought I really liked it, but not so much. I gave it to them

      09/22/20 | Toledo, OH
    4. Michele K.
      Verified Buyer

      My favorite tea

      I love the fragrance and taste of Bombay Chai tea. It's warm and rich but not overpowering. Great hot or cold. Also tastes great with milk.

      09/03/20 | Moreno Valley, CA
    5. richard h.
      Verified Buyer

      since first time we tried it, it has become our go-to tea

      09/02/20 | oracle, AZ
    6. Jeremy S.
      Verified Buyer

      Best Chai Tea

      I have tried a number of different Chai Teas and Tea Forte's is by far superior to any other brands'.

      09/02/20 | Tarzana, CA
    7. Debra M.
      Verified Buyer

      How to choose?

      I love everything Tea Forte blends! Fresh aromatic tastes, unusual combinations always done by the most demanding connoisseurs. I drink this tea in India and my Indian In-laws honor me with their own home brew version. Bombay Chai is a refined approach to this most revered of Indian Family and Guest refreshments. I love this version too.

      09/02/20 | Del Mar, CA
    8. Katrina L.
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      Mild Chai

      This is a good mild chai with works best with a splash of milk.

      09/02/20 | Mooresville, NC
    9. Mark M.
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      I can't say enough positive about this blend. It's mesmerizing from the aroma to the taste. It has been my consistent go-to, particularly for cold seasons. The spices and the tea leaves are of tremendous quality, and the only thing keeping me from trying many more blends (I love variety) is because this is SO good!

      09/02/20 | Marion, IA
    10. Roland B.
      Verified Buyer

      Second favorite tea

      This tea is a favorite of my wife and I. Very nice blend of spices.

      08/30/20 | Salt Lake City, UT
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