Bombay Chai Tea One Pound Loose Tea Pouch

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A traditional blend of warming spices for a timeless ritual.

Enjoy our customer favorites in a one pound Loose Tea Pouch. Great for refilling our Loose Leaf Tea Canisters . This is the best value in loose tea we offer. Each pouch contains approximately 160-175 cups of 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
  • 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)

    0 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41+
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    1. Rebecca L.
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      I like spice

      Good blend of spices. A bit stronger than some chais.

      01/28/21 | Durham, NC
    2. Edgar L.
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      Perfect for my Chai Latte

      Love the taste and strength for my Chai Latte

      01/28/21 | Norfolk, VA
    3. Roland B.
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      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
    4. Karen M.
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      A Really Good Chai

      This is a good chai. My favorite Tea Forte chai. Not my favorite tea from Tea Forte but still really good.

      08/27/20 | Heber City, UT
    5. Melissa E.
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      I have tried other brands, but keep coming back to Tea Forte Bombay Chai. Don't drink coffee anymore just Bombay Chai.

      I love Tea Forte Bombay Chai, I was recently evacuated from my home due to a fire threat, tried to find loose leaf Chai to use during my evacuation with no success in my area. Have to stock up on Bombay Chai, don't want to run out, that is the way I start my day!

      08/24/20 | Glenwood Springs, CO
    6. Jeanne B.
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      Great tea

      Really like this version of chai

      07/18/20 | Littleton, CO
    7. Laura Ann E.
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      Reasonable Price for Reasonable Product

      Love my Bombay Chai Tea, not want to have to buy canister every time it got low, was pleased to see it came in pouch for easy refill also makes nice gift for tea lovers like me. Thank You!

      07/10/20 | Hanover, MA
    8. SARAH F.
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      Sweet cinnamon wafts thru the room upon brewing. A gentle, relaxing wake-up to your day.

      02/25/20 | BRISTOL, VT
    9. Elizabeth D.
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      Great Tea!

      My son loves this tea. Ordered on website - which was easy to navigate - and the tea arrived on time.

      02/22/20 | Tampa, FL
    10. Melissa E.
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      I have tried other brands, but keep coming back to Tea Forte Bombay Chai. Don't drink coffee anymore just Bombay Chai.

      02/17/20 | Glenwood Springs, CO
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