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Masala Chai Loose Leaf

Our signature blend merges three Broken Orange Pekoe teas with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and pepper.
$33.95 / lb.
(8)
  • Flavor Notes
    Spicy with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and pepper
  • Caffeine level
    Moderate
  • Origin
    Mighty Leaf Blend
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Sku ID #509565

Caffeine Level

Masala Chai Loose Leaf
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Caffeine

Steeping methods

  • 1 tsp/8oz
  • 212 ℉
  • 5 Minutes

Ingredients

Black tea leaves,ginger,cinnamon,cardamom,pepper,and cloves

How It Tastes

Our Masala Chai blend combines pungent Assam and South India broken leaf teas blended with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and freshly ground tellicherry peppercorns. It's a perfect balance of sweet and hot spices, blended in the traditional style of Kolkata, India. Brew it fresh and mix it with warm milk and sugar to taste.

History

In India, "Chai" is the word for tea, and "Masala" means a mixture of spices. This cup is traditionally prepared using local tea boiled in a mixture of water and milk, with lots of sugar, and whatever spices are popular. There are probably as many variations on the recipe as there are households in India, but the general result is a spicy, sweet, and milky tea. Our Masala Chai is in the style of Kolkata tea vendors.

Certifications

Sourcing the best

The whole leaf. The whole flavor.

Our teas showcase larger, bolder tea leaves that are never broken, torn, or crushed, giving you a complex, nuanced taste that you can't find anywhere else.

Quality Process

  • Sourcing the best ingredients

    All of our teas are sourced exclusively from small-scale farmers and smaller agricultural models.

  • Unique blending process

    Each ingredient is brought to our California HQ where it goes through intensive flavor testing and quality assurance.

  • Packaged for freshness

    The tea is then carefully wrapped in one of our signature, hand-stitched tea pouches for maximal freshness.

  • Delivered to your doorstep

    Your tea order is then custom packaged and delivered right to your door.

Reviews (8)
Average rating:
(8)
Glen
from Oakland, CA on 2/18/2019. Drinking Peet's since 1/1/2.

Compared with with far superior Bombay Chai, Peet's Masala Chai is one-note, lackluster and boring. It is inexplicable that this is the only chai tea offered by Peets in loose leaf form.

LBE
from Orange , CT on 2/17/2019. Drinking Peet's since 2010.

I'm looking for the loose leaf Bombay Chai. Since it was not available I decided to try the Masala Chai again. Unfortunately the Masala blend is not as spicy or flavorful as the Bombay. I might as well buy plain black tea and add home spices to it. I do want the Bombay Chai loose leaf back.

Kimberley Stern
from San Jose, CA on 7/17/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1998.

I used to buy all my Chai ingredients and hand craft it myself. Life gets busy at times, and being that this chai contained all the elements I put into my own, I gave it a try. I have never looked back!! It's the perfect cup every time. Steep 5 mins in a pot, add a little honey and some goat milk, return to a gentle boiling point and strain into your cup. Pure delight...

Charlien
from Los Angeles, CA on 7/3/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2010.

With all of the chai teas out on the marketplace, this is hands down my favorite.

K S
from Berkeley, CA on 3/16/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2004.

I love this Chai Tea, perfect Blend of tea and spices. Is there a way to add this tea, on a waitlist where I get notified when it is available.