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Masala Chai Tea Masala Chai

Masala Chai

Organic Black Tea Blend

$2.00–$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 clove

Preparation

Leaf Amount
1.5 Tbsp | 12g
Water Amount
12oz | 350mL
Water Temperature
200°F | 93°C
Steep Time
5 minutes

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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Best chai tea
Mar 16, 2020
Best bagged blend of chai tea I've ever had. I spend a lot of time at Indian restaurants/banquets for work...
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Nicole
Toronto, ON
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Super Bummed
Jan 13, 2020
I was so excited when I received this tea as a gift from my partner. We immediately tore it open to start...
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Owner Response: Hi Johanna, Thank you so much for the feedback! We're so sorry to hear your Chai offering wasn't up to snuff and would love to help you with this order and any further order feedback you may have. If not done so already, please reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@rishi-tea.com or 1-844-467-4744. We can be reached M-F, 9a - 6p (CST).
Johanna
Walker, LA
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Best Chai
Jan 10, 2020
The best chai tea EVER!!
Elizabeth
Bellaire, TX
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Best spicy chai blend !
Dec 27, 2019
Best and most balanced blend of the chais I've found. I add a fresh ginger root infusion to it , along with...
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Christine
Oak Ridge , NC
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Masala Chai
Jan 30, 2019
One of my favorites
Sarah
Arlington , TX
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Awesome masala chai
Jan 21, 2019
Gotta have a cup every night. Wonderful with a mixture of half a cup of milk, half a cup of soy milk, and...
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kathleen
Jackson , MS
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Out of Stock
Jan 18, 2019
I love the tea. I have been buying Masala Chai for 2 1/2 years from your company. Today I tried to reorder...
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Brenda
Wallkill, NY
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RISHI Masala - An Excellent Chai for Any Occasion!
Dec 28, 2018
I really like this chai. So does anyone else I make it for. Spicy ginger, sweet cinnamon, and malty black...
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Marco
Davenport, FL
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Masala Chai
Dec 23, 2018
Finally the perfect chai!
Jessica
Floyds Knobs, IN
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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...
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Candace Byers
Old Greenwich, CT
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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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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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Masala chai
May 3, 2017
All time favorite
louise cardellina
Riverhead, NY
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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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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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Best chai tea
Mar 16, 2020
Best bagged blend of chai tea I've ever had. I spend a lot of time at Indian restaurants/banquets for work...
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Nicole
Toronto, ON
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Masala Chi
Nov 12, 2018
Very Disappointed. Very bitter tasting.
Elizabeth
Alexandria, VA
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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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Super Bummed
Jan 13, 2020
I was so excited when I received this tea as a gift from my partner. We immediately tore it open to start...
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Owner Response: Hi Johanna, Thank you so much for the feedback! We're so sorry to hear your Chai offering wasn't up to snuff and would love to help you with this order and any further order feedback you may have. If not done so already, please reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@rishi-tea.com or 1-844-467-4744. We can be reached M-F, 9a - 6p (CST).
Johanna
Walker, LA
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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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