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, cloves, ginger, cardamom, natural cinnamon flavor & cinnamon
Historically, tea in India was viewed as herbal medicine, rather than as a beverage for taste. Some chai spice blends still in current use are derived from Ayurvedic medical texts. Popular spices include anise, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, peppercorn, and ginger. Traditional preparation actually calls for the spices, milk and leaves to be simmered over sustained heat, rather than steeped in preheated water (like regular tea). In India, chai is served in little clay cups from chai carts. After enjoying your tea, the cups are shattered on the ground and allowed to compost - an earth-friendly alternative to the paper and plastic cups popular in the U.S.
Raw Honey for Black Teas
Layered character of this raw honey is an ideal sweetener for black teas, adding notes of spice and fruit.
Part of chai teas sampler
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set.
Four teas included are:
chocolate chai, masala chai, spiced apple chai, thai chai
will make 40 cups
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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