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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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Tea Type : Black Tea

The base of this Tea Forté Chai tea is black tea from the Nilgiri region in Northeast 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.

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

    Ingredients

    • 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. Eric S.
      Verified Buyer
      4

      Good Chai

      Great chai flavor, good cup of tea hot or cold.

      09/03/19 | Haverhill, MA
    2. PAT V.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Really Good

      Love this tea. I stopped drinking coffee and this is my morning to go tea. Mix it with almond milk and YUMMY

      08/31/19 | DUMFRIES, VA
    3. Gabrielle S.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Delicious. Quality. Strong.

      Very strong cinnamon and spice notes with a splash of vanilla. I don't even need to steep it that long, and I can reuse the same steeper three times without much loss of flavor. Good plain or with a dash of milk, sugar and/or cream. I've made this at work and every time I get someone commenting on how good it smells. My only complaint is that the canister I bought went fast.

      08/30/19 | Eau Claire, WI
    4. Melissa C.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      My absolute favorite

      I share these with my co-workers and everyone loves them.

      08/30/19 | Geneva, IL
    5. Alaina J.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Excellent Chai

      Best chai I've found.

      08/30/19 | Montreal, Canada
    6. Nilsa L.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Chai

      Great taste and flavor of all the spices.

      08/30/19 | Springhill, FL
    7. Linda J.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Chai lover’s dream

      I first experienced Bombay Chai Tea at a 5 star hotel and immediately tasted the difference. Now, I only drink Tea Forte and share it with guests in my home so they may enjoy the amazing quality. Plus- it’s just such beautiful packaging!💕

      08/30/19 | Anaheim Hills, CA
    8. kathy d.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      very good

      this tea has a very nice flavor, not bitter. I would recommend.

      08/28/19 | indianapolis, IN
    9. Susan M.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      The best tea ever!

      I originally had this tea at a restaurant. It was the most delicious tea I had ever had. I asked the waitress what kind of tea was she serving me, and she brought the box out to show me. I wrote the name down and ordered it the next day. What can I say other than it surpasses all the other teas I have had since I started drinking tea about 50 years ago. It was like finding a treasure for me. I urge all you tea drinkers to try it!

      08/27/19 | Poland, OH
    10. Christopher T.
      Verified Buyer
      5

      Delicous chai

      The best chai tea available! A favorite daily morning cup of tea and anytime afterwards too.

      08/26/19 | Floral Park, NY
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