Masala ChaiOrganic Black Tea Blend

$2.00–$44.00
makes 30 cups
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Description

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Literally "mixed spiced tea," Masala Chai is a classic style of black tea blended with traditional spices native to South and Southeast Asia. The tea base consists of a robust and malty Assam balanced with our new, lively Orange Pekoe from northern Thailand. Our recipe is unapologetically spicy yet balanced, highlighting aromatic Guatemalan cardamom, hot and citrusy ginger, and sweet cinnamon, with accents of pungent cracked black pepper and fragrant cloves. Designed to be brewed both straight up and via stovetop simmered the traditional way in water and milk often with a touch of sweetness.


Tasting Notes

A robust, full-bodied black tea blended with aromatic traditional Indian masala spices

Everyday Brewing

Water to Leaf Ratio
1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz of water
Water Temperature
200°F
Steep Time
5 minutes sweeten + add milk to taste

Traditional Brewing

Mix 2 tbsp chai, 1 cup water, and 1 cup milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sugar or sweetener to taste. Strain into a mug or pitcher and enjoy! Chai can also be enjoyed over ice.

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.

Ingredients

Organic black tea, organic cinnamon, organic cardamom, organic ginger root, organic black pepper, organic cloves.

Origin

A Rishi Tea Blend

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Masala Chai
Nov 17, 2017
This is my favorite Chai tea around- perfect amount of spice, not too much clove and a nice touch of cardamom. Makes for a... read more
Katie
Ames, IA
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Chai Marsala
Nov 7, 2017
I buy this tea by the pounds , and drink every morning! My favorite/
Kathleen
Salem, MA
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chai masala
Sep 19, 2017
This chai is not quite spicy enough for me, but is a good Chai backbone which I amend with ginger and black pepper, if not some... read more
Maggie
Empire, MI
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Masala chai
May 3, 2017
All time favorite
louise cardellina
Riverhead, NY
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Delicious chai
Apr 19, 2017
Great, spicy, full-bodied chai
Connor Stedman
High Falls, NY
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Chai Masala
Apr 18, 2017
I've been ordering this consistently for several years, 'nuff said. If you like real Indian Chai, not that awful cinnamon stuff... read more
Candace Byers
Old Greenwich, CT
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I still miss the Green Tea Chai
Feb 23, 2017
I tried Masala Chai and it's OK, I will probably continue to order it. I don't think it's too spicy, but I still miss the... read more
Owner Response: Thanks for your feedback! We'll definitely share internally and potentially re-introduce in the future.
Myrto Ashe
San Rafael, CA
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Chai over coffee
Feb 21, 2017
I've recently decided to pur aside coffee for tea. I still need a morning ritual drink to get things going and have found chai... read more
Angel
Las Vegas, NV
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Delicious and Perfect
Feb 20, 2017
Loved this tea for so long and Whole Foods stopped carrying it where we live. Went directly to the source and couldn't be happier.
Parker
hingham, MA
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No Milk or Sweetener
Mar 14, 2015
The flavor of this tea really worried me before I purchased it... The brewing guide only spoke of stove-top prep (5 minutes of... read more
Smith
Michigan, AL
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Best Chai!
Nov 19, 2015
Rishi Masala Chai is undoubtedly the best chai tea on the market! I've tried many brands and purchased many cups at coffee/tea... read more
Bonnie Brown
Raymondville, AL
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Masala Chai
Nov 17, 2017
This is my favorite Chai tea around- perfect amount of spice, not too much clove and a nice touch of cardamom. Makes for a... read more
Katie
Ames, IA
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Rishi Chai
Dec 14, 2016
Excellent blend!
Christine York
Oak ridge, NC
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Amazing
Nov 16, 2014
DO NOT LISTEN TO THE GUY WHO GAVE THIS TWO STARS. this chai tea is phenomenal. I hardly ever drink anything other than Japanese... read more
Nick
Norman, OK, AL
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Rishi is Top!
Feb 19, 2013
Best Chai (Latte) I ever had. Please never change anything with it.
Regina
Penfield, NY
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Fantastic
Apr 28, 2012
If you like a robust, high quality chai, this is the one you want! You can taste the individual elements of the spices, yet...
Cheryl
Largo, FL
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Serious Chai
Jul 7, 2012
This is some serious chai. Powerful and decadent. You'll want to go out for Indian food after trying this.
Liane
Chicago, IL
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The best chai!
Aug 15, 2012
Ever since the first time I made Rishi's masala chai on the stove, I have been in love! I stock up and make it on days when I... read more
Stacy
San Clemente, CA
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Unfortunately has changed for the worst...
Feb 3, 2016
This tea used to be my favorite. the best chai i had ever tasted, in fact. So great that I splurged to buy a whole pound for... read more
Owner Response: Brighid, Thanks for the feedback. Sorry to scorch you ... The spice is meant to be strong enough to stand up to traditional chai walla style brewing with milk and sugar. All the best - Rishi team
Brighid
Philadelphia , AL
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Chai-ster
Jun 20, 2013
Its okay if you love cinnamon. The old formula had cinnamon as the 4th ingredient. Now it is second. As soon as I opened the... read more
Karen George
Edgewood, AL
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Disappointed in the change
Dec 9, 2015
I can't put my finger on it, but this has changed. Recently, every brew I make is much spicier and less balanced than the... read more
Owner Response: Thanks for the feedback Rich.
Rich
Verona, WI
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I still miss the Green Tea Chai
Feb 23, 2017
I tried Masala Chai and it's OK, I will probably continue to order it. I don't think it's too spicy, but I still miss the... read more
Owner Response: Thanks for your feedback! We'll definitely share internally and potentially re-introduce in the future.
Myrto Ashe
San Rafael, CA
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Mrs
May 12, 2016
I still think Chai tea is the best I have found so far. However the tea is getting more powdery. The formula has changed. Do... read more
Owner Response: Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your review! In 2015, Masala Chai underwent a change that included transitioning cardamom pods to seeds and Yunnan black tea to an Assam black tea. Through the transition we hoped to create an even more traditional chai blend showcasing not only spices, but also the base tea itself. In short, we've had similar feedback and decided to move back to a fuller leaf black tea from our new partner farm in Thailand, Doi Mae Salong. We hope you enjoy! -Rishi
Kathleen Johnson
Salem, AL
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chai masala
Sep 19, 2017
This chai is not quite spicy enough for me, but is a good Chai backbone which I amend with ginger and black pepper, if not some... read more
Maggie
Empire, MI
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Great Masala Chai Tea
Nov 5, 2013
This is my family's all time favorite chai blend. We add extra cardamom and grind it in a spice grinder just before brewing... read more
Claudia
NY, AL
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Fantastic
Apr 28, 2012
If you like a robust, high quality chai, this is the one you want! You can taste the individual elements of the spices, yet...
Cheryl
Largo, FL
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Rishi is Top!
Feb 19, 2013
Best Chai (Latte) I ever had. Please never change anything with it.
Regina
Penfield, NY
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