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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

    • 

      This tea does a good job of capturing freshness every time you steep!

    • 

      Chai-licious! It's a lot like a chai tea in many ways.

    • TR

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      As I begin this review, I wonder if I'm the right person to be reviewing this tea. I've never had Indian masala chai, I've never ordered masala chai at an Indian restaraunt, and the only "chai" tea I've ever had has been... y'know... from a tea bag. I'm not particularly sure what a proper cup of masala chai is supposed to taste like.

      But...

      I don't like this. The best thing I can say about it is it smells nice. After that, the experience of drinking it is... An experience. I don't find it all that spicy, as some reviewers do, but then again I can also see where they're coming from. All I can taste is the spices. I don't taste anything that makes me think, "This is a cup of tea," which is why I'm not at all sure I should even be writing this review, because it's entirely possible it is the perfect masala chai, but I'm exactly the sort of person who shouldn't be having a masala chai because it's just not for me.

      All I can say is this: I didn't enjoy this, though I wasn't offended by it. But I certainly couldn't recommend it to a friend

    • CK

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      One of the best chais I've ever had. I always add honey and either almond milk or casher milk to my chai. This has the perfect blend of spices. I find it similar to the Tazo one, though that one is my absolute favorite. This is a close second.

    • 

      Very strong classic chai but too much cloves and cardamom.

    • 

      The perfect chai, in my humble opinion. Perfect hot with sugar and milk, but probably would also be yummy as an iced latte.

    • 

      Really nice sweet and spicy chai. Not a huge chai fan, but I could drink this a few times a week, especially during the winter.

    • 

      My favorite Chai: dark and spicy, the black tea doesn't overpower the spices, not at all bitter. Highly recommend.

    • 

      It's a good, classic chai, but not much else. If you want a better quality chai than you normally get in the grocery store, then I think this will be a good staple in your pantry.

    • JF

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      One of my favorites! Very flavorful. Great whether you make it with water or with milk.

    • 

      Too spicy and peppery for me. I prefer a milder chai.

    • CK

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      A great example of masala chai! Nice and heavy on the spices without overpowering the black tea base. I'm not a fan of overly spiced chai so this really hit the spot.

    • TB

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      Very good chai. Nice and spicy.

    • 

      One of my favorite teas!

      Brewed at 212F for well over 7 minutes. Honestly, I enjoy steeping it for closer to ten minutes, as it treats the herbal components quite well to leave it for a long time.

      Spicy with a strong base of black tea, this tea is as close as you can get to a traditional chai tea without buying a powdered chai blend. The taste lingers, and the smell is divine as well. What is a good tea without cream or sugar becomes an excellent tea once plenty of sugar and milk are added. Do not be afraid to shy away from either, as it helps to bring out the spice and allows the flavors to blend very well.

      Highly recommended.

    • 

      A wonderful, warm chai. As expected, the taste is enhanced by milk and sugar. It's also great in baking, especially in apple dishes.

    • 

      I do like warm spice teas during the winter. It is one of the stronger chai's I've tried so far - but that's coming from someone who doesn't drink chai on the regular.

    • 

      This is a nice blend of spices. Not too bland, but I would add some cardamom to it, just because I like a cardamom-heavy chai. Definitely heap those teaspoons. Cream and sugar make it lovely. I will probably try with a splash of vanilla as well.

    • 

      Great classic chai flavor. Lots of spice, but not one dominating the others; blended very well. I enjoyed this by itself, and also with a little oat milk. Be sure to use enough tea to make it strong!

    • 

      A good chai but the addition of cream and sugar turned this into a spicy, creamy and slightly sweetened chai.

    • AF

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      A good standard chai blend with a satisfying amount of spice.

    • AL

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      This is one of my favorite teas adagio makes. I enjoyed it

    • 

      the clove is too much for me, but that isnt the teas fault

    • 

      wow for this blend, really enjoyed... have been in a chai mood lately :)

    • KK

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      LOVE,LOVE, LOVE this tea! Tastes like the Chai you get in an Indian restaurant. Fantastic finish to a wonderful meal. Or a rainy afternoon treat!

    • 

      Loved this! You could steep it for a really long time and not overpower the spices with the tannins. I could drink this with cream and sugar all winter.

    • 

      This was yummy! I steeped it for 10 minutes but wished it was stronger. I had a single service sample. If I order I will use a bit more tea. It may end up with more stars.

    • 

      I enjoyed the flavors of this one. Made for a nice spicy cup of chai.

    • 

      Really, really good, less cinnamon than the Raja Oolong Chai, excellent with milk.

    • 

      i love chai and after trying many of them, this remains my favorite

    • MW

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      This tea was gifted to me by a friend, and it may just be the best gift I've ever received. You cannot go wrong with this tea. A bit of sugar, or a splash of milk and some vanilla syrup. Amazing.

    • VM

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      Delicious indian inspired masala tea. Cinnamon and cardamom adds the perfect kick.

    • 

      Loved this chai tea! Puts all the Starbucks and chain cafe chais to shame. It has just the right amount of spice in it.

    • 

      Very good masala, I love the spices and I usually always make them into a latte.

    • S

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      I love this tea! It's very strong and spicy. Good with milk and sugar.

    • 

      This is a really strong and spicy chai. Its clear there are quality ingredients in it. It can be a little overpowering

    • 

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

    • 

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

    • 

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

    • 

      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.

    • 

      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

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

    • 

      Very bold flavors, deliciously balanced and full of spice

    • 

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

    • 

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

    • 

      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.

    • 

      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.

    • 

      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.

    • 

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

    • 

      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.

    • 

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

    • 

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

    • 

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

    • 

      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

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