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masala chai

by adagio teas

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type: black

origin: sri lanka chai

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

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. Steep at 212°F for 7-10 minutes

Recent reviews

    • Ryan Jason


      It's a bold and spicy chai tea, but it's delicious. Very nice hot or iced and great with milk.

    • Robin Fremer


      This is my favorite of the chai teas at adagio. Full, spicy flavor-great with milk and a little monkfruit for sweetness

    • Annie Katharine


      I like Chai teas but this one's a little too spicy for me!

    • Lydia May


      Fantastic masala chai. Usually American masala chai blends are way too sweet and light on the cardamom and ginger, but with this bold and flavorful blend, I could taste all the spices. Made me energized and focused, yet warm and relaxed. Good for about 3 infusions.

    • Brannon Hall


      This is a very bold, spicy tea. I knew it was going to be from the aroma of the tea leaves, but it still surprised me when I tried it. It's a little much for me, and I like bold flavors. It was pretty good with sugar added. Next time, I may try using fewer tea leaves than recommended.

    • BD

      Bob Doss


      This is an excellent cup of tea. Everything just blends together so nicely.

    • Lydia Getgen


      Very bold flavors, deliciously balanced and full of spice

    • Lazey Winde


      A good basic chai. I like it with milk and honey, hot or cold.

    • Samantha Ball


      This was fun to get in my advent calendar and I liked it with a bit of milk.

    • Faith Pippenger


      I love the smell, but the tea itself isn't strong enough for my tastes. I normally end up steeping for longer than the recommended time. Otherwise, add milk as desired and enjoy the traditionally Indian tea.

    • Avery Moran


      Ive had a sample of this and as far as Chai tea's go this one is pretty good! But for me theres a bit too much cinnamon and not enough of the other spices.

    • Michael Lewis


      Since my mom swears by her chai lattes, I picked up a bag of this to test out. It's hands down the spiciest tea I own, and really unique in my collection. Cinnamon and cloves are dominant flavors, and really make a good holiday-time brew. Just make sure if you transfer into a container that chai is the only thing you plan on putting in it after. The scent lingers. For chai fans, this is a nice one.

    • Dani Seaton


      I like to brew this as iced tea - I think the ice mellows the flavor just a little bit - and it smells delicious!

    • Christina Wlodarczyk


      I am just starting to try chai teas. I find the cinnamon to be a bit overwhelming in this type of tea. Overall found it to be too sweet. However, my younger sister who likes sweet teas put honey in it and she says she loves the tea.

    • improbableZero


      Whoo!! Spicy!! A bit much for me, not my favorite. It gives me heartburn :(

    • Blayne Cook


      One of my favorite chais! Love the spices used, so good in a latte!

    • Ashleigh Baan


      This tea is full of spice and flavor and is very strong.

    • Sothis


      Reminds me of the holidays and boy do I love the holidays. Spicy and bold bodied black tea with all the right warm notes!

    • Michelle Levan


      This tea, which I had a sample of in my first order sold me on loving Adagio tea, spicy, amazing straight or with vanilla creamer!

    • KD

      Katie Deering


      Great tea for drinking hot or iced. We usually make it in a large batch and then drink a glass everyday.