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Masala Chai Tea Masala Chai

Masala ChaiOrganic Black Tea Blend

$2.00–$44.00
makes 30 cups

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USDA Organic

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.


Origin

Rishi Herb Lab

Tasting Notes

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

Ingredients

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

Preparation

Leaf Amount
4 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
200°F
Steep Time
5 minutes
sweeten + add milk to taste

Traditional Preparation

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.

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Awesome Chai Tea
Jun 13, 2018
I love this tea. A coffee shop had it and I was hooked. It is the right balance of spices and tea. The...
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Karen
Orford, NH
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Masala Chai
May 18, 2018
This is a wonderful chai. My only negative is that it takes a bit more in the preparation and I don't...
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Holly
Denver, CO
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Sweet, Spicy, and Grounding
Jan 22, 2018
This is my go-to masala chai. It is of the highest quality that I can find and the taste is absolutely...
Melissa
New Tripoli, PA
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New try
Jan 8, 2018
I have been searching for this tea after drinking at an Indian restaurant in Cincinnati; this tea is just...
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MICHELLE
MANSFIELD, OH
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green tea chai
Dec 25, 2017
I miss the green tea chai! It was the best!
Diane
Takoma Park, MD
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Masala Chai
Dec 19, 2017
This tea is sooooo good! The spices are perfect, not weak. I add a little milk or cream and sometimes a...
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Christine
Fort Wayne, IN
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Chai
Dec 15, 2017
bought it for the first time. love it. is now my husband's favorite.
Susan
Santa Fe, NM
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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...
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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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Rishi Chai
Dec 14, 2016
Excellent blend!
Christine York
Oak ridge, NC
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Spicy Chai
Dec 5, 2016
I love spicy (not too sweet) chai and this one is the best I've had. I'm often disappointed in the bland...
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Pam
Colville,
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Masala Chai
Dec 26, 2016
Masala Chai has the unique, just right, combinations of spice and tea, warming the heart and soul with the...
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Cawood
Charlottesville, VA
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Masala Chai
Feb 9, 2017
BEST CHAI EVER! Thank you for making quality products - I love being able to support my hometown all the...
Christine Weedman
Eureka, CA
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Awesome Chai Tea
Jun 13, 2018
I love this tea. A coffee shop had it and I was hooked. It is the right balance of spices and tea. The...
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Karen
Orford, NH
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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...
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Bonnie Brown
Raymondville, AL
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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...
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Smith
Michigan, AL
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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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Fantastic
Apr 28, 2012
If you like a robust, high quality chai, this is the one you want! You can taste the individual elements...
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Cheryl
Largo, FL
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 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...
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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...
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Claudia
NY, AL
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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...
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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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Rishi Chai
Dec 14, 2016
Excellent blend!
Christine York
Oak ridge, NC
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Spicy Chai
Dec 5, 2016
I love spicy (not too sweet) chai and this one is the best I've had. I'm often disappointed in the bland...
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Pam
Colville,
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