Bombay Chai is an exotic, full-bodied tea that blends black tea leaves with imperial spices. Its core ingredient is black tea from the Nilgiri “Blue Mountains” region in India, close to the famous tea-producing regions of Assam and Darjeeling. These tea leaves are picked carefully from small gardens that are committed to high quality harvesting and sustainable methods.
If black tea is the canvas, then Asian spice is the paint that colors this masterpiece tea. Ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, black pepper and flavoring come together to form an ebony-colored tea with a rich, spicy charisma and aromatic intensity. The chai tea leaves are presented in a sleek, airtight canister containing around 50 servings.
To prepare this black chai tea, bring cool, fresh water to the boil, then pour over 1 teaspoon of tealeaves per 8 ounce cup. Steep for 3-5 minutes. For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 teaspoons per 8 ounce glass. Tea Forte recommends combining the tea with heated milk (1 part milk for every 2 parts water) for a creamy tropical latte. It also marries well with honey, creating a delicious breakfast tea especially in winter.
These Bombay Chai tea leaves are a creation of Tea Forte. The company began in Massachusetts in 2003, with a highly stylized product line based on traditional Japanese tea drinking ceremonies, intended to “elevate a cup of tea into an extraordinary experience for all your senses.” Today, they present an unparalleled variety of handcrafted teas and tea accessories with sumptuously decorated packaging. Enjoyed in over 35 countries, their products can be found in the most prestigious restaurants, hotels, resorts and luxury retailers, making them ultimate ambassadors of the tea-drinking experience.