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
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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
  • The Great Debate: Coffee vs Tea
  • How to Make a Chai Latte
  • Recipe: Bombay Chai Breakfast Smoothie
  • 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. Cynthia K.
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      Great Chai!

      Lovely spice flavor. Another one to add to my collection of Tea Forte teas.

      06/11/21 | Dover, TN
    2. Nancy N.
      Verified Buyer

      Fantastic tea!!

      Bombay Chai is my favorite way to start my day with it's delicious flavor sensation. I have been enjoying it for several years. I appreciate the fast delivery that is made once I place my order.

      06/10/21 | Brookeville, MD
    3. Darryl C.
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      Great tasting tea with lots of flavor.

      06/01/21 | Grand Blanc, MI
    4. Maureen G.
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      Great flavor!

      My "daily use" stockpile

      05/08/21 | Brighton, MI
    5. Nancy N.
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      Best Tea Ever!!

      I enjoy starting my day with a cup of Bombay Chai tea. It is delicious!! I'm hooked completely on it :O)

      05/07/21 | Brookeville, MD
    6. Nancy A.
      Verified Buyer

      Bombay Chai

      Great smooth spicy flavor. Clean taste. Love it for my afternoon tea!

      04/14/21 | Bloomington, MN
    7. Melodyann L.
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      This tea is so soothing and comforting if your having a hectic day you will be calmer and happy you did!

      04/12/21 | Jamestown, NY
    8. Shannon P.
      Verified Buyer

      What do we want? Chai! Give me all the Chai.

      I love chai. Introduced to it by my favorite Indian restaurant, I was thrilled the first time I found a bagged chai tea blend. As a new Tea Forte customer, I am very excited to work my way through all of the different chai blends they offer.

      03/20/21 | TACOMA, WA
    9. Alison B.
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      Wonderful flavor, perfect winter tea.

      I spent my December drinking this tea with gingerbread cookies. Strongly recommend.

      02/26/21 | Berkley, MI
    10. Nancy N.
      Verified Buyer

      Best Tea Ever!!

      I have been drinking Tea Forte's Bombay Chai tea for a long time as it really hits the spot for me every morning. Plus, the turnaround time for my order is amazing!!

      02/24/21 | Brookeville, MD
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