Masala Chai Tea Masala Chai

Masala ChaiOrganic Black Tea Blend

$2.00–$44.00
$32.00
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
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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Great chai blend!
Nov 24, 2018
This masala chai is great! It's spicy, and the flavor is still clear even after you add honey and milk....
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Brittany
Lexington, KY
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Rich, delicious chai!
Nov 24, 2018
The Rishi Masala Chai is the best chai I have ever had! Hands down! And easy to make, delicious every time!...
Cathie
Portland, ME
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The Perfect Chai
Nov 1, 2018
This is the perfect Chai! Spicy without overpowering you, and not too sweet to make a latte something more...
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Kathryn
Wausau, WI
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Delicious!
Oct 22, 2018
This is such a rich and balanced blend of spices, I love it!
Jennifer
Portland, OR
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Best Chai Outside Mumbai
Sep 30, 2018
I've tried to make chai myself, trying to replicate what I've had in Maharashtra and never coming close,...
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Ellen
Groton, MA
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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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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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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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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...
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Parker
hingham, MA
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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...
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Angel
Las Vegas, NV
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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...
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Candace Byers
Old Greenwich, CT
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Great chai blend!
Nov 24, 2018
This masala chai is great! It's spicy, and the flavor is still clear even after you add honey and milk....
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Brittany
Lexington, KY
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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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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...
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Nick
Norman, OK, AL
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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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The Perfect Chai
Nov 1, 2018
This is the perfect Chai! Spicy without overpowering you, and not too sweet to make a latte something more...
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Kathryn
Wausau, WI
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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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