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masala chai

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makes 10 cups
27¢ per cup
17¢ per cup
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15 full leaf pyramids
masala chai
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.
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Customer Reviews (4155)


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

Iced Teas

iced teas
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 quarts
6 x quart-sized pouches

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

tea honey
Layered character of this raw honey is an ideal sweetener for black teas, adding notes of spice and fruit.
honey for black tea

Part of chai teas sampler

sampler set
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set. Four teas included are: chocolate chai, masala chai, spiced apple chai, thai chai
chai teas
will make 40 cups

Questions and Answers

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Is this made with true (Ceylon) cinnamon, or with cassia?
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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?
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Asked by Renee Stofanak
on November 23rd, 2019

How many mgs of caffeine does this tea contain?
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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:

135% more expensive
David's Tea:
80% more expensive

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5 stars
November 27, 2021
Tea came quicker than expected and tastes amazing so far, will order again
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