Our Masala Chai tea blend combines premium Ceylon black tea with cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and ginger. In Indian culture, 'Masala' means 'a blend of spices', and 'chai' simply means 'tea.' So, Masala Chai is literally 'spiced tea'. Our interpretation tries to stay true to its definition thanks to a warm and inviting fragrance, zesty flavor, and invigorating, aromatic finish. We suggest two heaping teaspoons per 8 oz cup. Sugar or milk if desired.
Black Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 7-10 minutes.
Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
15 full leaf pyramids
That flavor you know and love, is also available in our convenient iced tea pouches. Ideal for cold brewing in your fridge overnight, a single pouch will make a quart of deliciously refreshing iced tea.
6 x quart-sized pouches
Simplify your preparation of loose tea with our "portion" packets. Each holds the right amount of leaves for one serving to enjoy at home, work or on the go. Simply rip, pour and steep, with nothing to measure or clean. Includes 12 servings.
Ingredients & Lore
blended with black tea, cardamom, ginger, cloves, natural cinnamon flavor & cinnamon
In the early 20th century, the Indian Tea Association was looking for ways to popularize tea consumption in India. As such, they encouraged factories and mills to offer tea breaks for their employees, often observing English preparation with milk and sugar added. When they found out vendors were adding higher proportions of spices, milk, and sugar to their chai to reduce the amount of tea they had to purchase however, well, they were a little upset. In this case, however, flavor won out, and chai has been a staple ever since, with countless variations in preparation, spices, and more.
Raw Honey for Black Teas
Layered character of this raw honey is an ideal sweetener for black teas, adding notes of spice and fruit.
Questions and Answers
Ask a question about masala chai and have the Adagio Teas community offer feedback.
Is this made with true (Ceylon) cinnamon, or with cassia?
Asked by Jack L Romero
on January 13th, 2017
On the bag and website it says to steep for 7 to 10 min@212°. Someone on Facebook said that they were told by customer service that it was a mistake and the Masala is to be steeped only for 5min. Is this true?
Asked by Renee Stofanak
on November 23rd, 2019
How many mgs of caffeine does this tea contain?
Asked by Ann Marie Sellers
on February 23rd, 2020
Direct Trade Advantage
We import our teas direct from the artisan farmers whose names and faces you'll find throughout our catalog.
This makes our teas fresher than those offered by the companies who use middlemen and brokers, and also less expensive.
Here's a comparison of how much more you'd be paying by buying this tea elsewhere:
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