Assam Masala Chai

description

Our Assam Masala Chai blend is made with premium Assam CTC black tea mixed with dry spices that include cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and black pepper corns. This spiced chai blend has been expertly put together by our in-house tea masters for a flavorful cup that envelopes the decadent flavor of Assam tea in the warmth of exotic spices.

ingredients

Ginger

Clove

Cardamom

Black pepper

Cinnamon

the experience

liquor

aroma

A perfect balance of cardamom, clove, cinnamon

appearance

Deep red

taste

While seemingly dense, the flavors in this tea are clear and full. Spices don't inveigh but coexist harmoniously with each other. Black tea offers briskness and astringency to the infusion, and takes to the addition of milk effortlessly.

COMPLEMENTS

A fitting accompaniment with finger food and oily snacks

dry leaf

aroma

Sweet and spicy

appearance

Brownish-black leaves with decorticated cardamom, clove, cinnamon, black pepper, dry ginger

infusion

aroma

Bold hit of spices and a mild, sweet muscatel accent

appearance

Dark brown with herbs and spices

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

90-95 oF

1.0 tsp / 2.3 g

5 Mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Milk

Sugar

TIME OF DAY
Morning
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SKU CXMCB | GRADE CTC BP

65 Reviews

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Likes

  • Great Aroma 51
  • Unique Flavor Profile 43
  • High Quality 31
  • Freshness 28
  • Smooth Body 27

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 12
  • Weak 5
  • No Flavor 3
  • Strong 1

Best Served

  • Morning 26
  • Anytime 24
  • Afternoon 13
  • Dessert Tea 10
  • Evening 5

Deborah

Nov. 23, 2016

The real deal

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

I can't get enough Masala Chai and this is a good one. It has fewer ingredients to the more popular Indian version. It is interesting to discover the differences in the different blends of Masala Chai.

leslie

Oct. 27, 2016

A great pick-me-up tea

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

The aroma, the flavor, the caffeine--this tea perks me right up on an otherwise rough morning, and is delicious to boot.

Sharon

Sept. 21, 2016

Good body

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a good tea. I enjoyed it especially with honey.

ccreight

Aug. 11, 2016

Really good chia

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

I am big fan of Chai teas and this is a really tasty one.

ben

July 29, 2016

perfect balance of flavours

Likes : High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Strong CTC assam supports an uplifting and perfectly balanced blend of spices. the ginger and black pepper are predomenant but all the flavours come through without any being lost or overpowered. An excellent all round Chai.

Dani

April 28, 2016

Worried at first but LOVE!!!

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

I was very worried at first as the smell was very overwhelming for me. This was delicious! All the floveors blended together so well making this a very smooth Chai.

Erica

April 19, 2016

Beautiful

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

I loved the beautiful deep color, perfect full and peppery taste, it was delicious iced with some agave and cream. The flavor was warm and comforting. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Eliza

April 12, 2016

Strong aroma, refreshing taste

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : No Flavor, Weak.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

I was a little worried when I first opened the package as the scent was a little overpowering. While I do like it, I wondered if the flavor might be too 'spicy' like some other cheap chai's I've had before. However, when brewed it goes down almost ridiculously smoothly, providing a refreshing juxtaposition to the aroma. Would recommend adding milk and sugar, however.

Ryan

April 5, 2016

Wonderful Tea for Early Morning or Early Evening

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Evening.

Great with a little honey. Especially lovely on a chilly morning, or as a calming tea in the early evening. Will definitely order this tea again.

Laura

March 26, 2016

Great flavor

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Really good with soy milk and honey

Garth

March 13, 2016

My favorite tea i'v tried so far.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

Nothing is better at night or in the morning than 2 scoops of sugar and a little milk in this tea.

Molly

March 11, 2016

Enjoyable morning or afternoon tea

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon.

This was my favorite tea from my first sample box; I enjoy drinking it in the morning or afternoon with milk and sugar. Good mix of spices, and smells fantastic.

becca

March 6, 2016

Love it

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

This is the first tea from my subscription that I'm actually considering buying a full size of. It's delicious and unique. It smells great in the package and after steeping. Just a tiny bit of sugar is needed to make it legendary.

Mab

Feb. 28, 2016

Spot on

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Malty, with cardamom undertones. Absolutely perfect, just like my mum used to brew it.

Robert

Feb. 25, 2016

Great for a morning tea.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Morning.

A nice blend of spices, goes well with some sweets.

Thaea

Feb. 23, 2016

Classic chai!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Dessert Tea.

I love this tea! It has a strong chai flavour that is sweet and spicy but not overwhelming. It's a classic!

Taylor

Feb. 4, 2016

Amazing tea for any time of day

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

If you like strong tea, then this is the one for you. Great chai flavor, while at the same time consisting of something unique. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is partial to a good chai tea.

vikrum

Jan. 24, 2016

Makes for a great morning tea

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

If you are looking for a strong milk tea with blend of spices then Assam Masala chai is the one. I like my Darjeeling and Assam black tea without milk, but there are times of day especially morning when I want my first tea cup to be strong to stimulate me; and Assam Masala Chai kicks butt! Give it a shot, it comes at a price that you won't regret it.

Adriana

Jan. 20, 2016

Loved it!

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

The flavours in this chai are very well balanced. Really enjoyed it. Tried it with milk and honey (as suggest) once but liked it better without any add-ons

Shanna

Jan. 15, 2016

Love me some Chai

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

I love Chai, but am often dissatisfied with weak blends that are out there. This is a fabulous Chai, strong and flavorful. Each spice stands out uniquely and together create a masterpiece in a cup.

Jordan

Jan. 12, 2016

The chai of all chais

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a delicious, spicy chai. Full-flavored and robust, if you want a traditional Indian chai, this is the one to get.

Piotr

Jan. 5, 2016

Classic chai tea!

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

Very solid chai, strong, bold, spicy and dark. An interesting mix of spices. Takes sweeteners, milk, cream and butter very well.

Rob

Jan. 1, 2016

A flavorful chai

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

bold color, nice flavor mix. I was quite pleased by both the opening notes and the secondary flavors. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Mindy

Dec. 23, 2015

Nice Flavourfull tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Weak, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

I'm a little new to Chai, I've only tried a couple bag & keuig ones, so this was my first loose leaf chai. I was hesitant with the aroma, wasn't sure if I'd like the taste (pepper? in tea?) but it was very nice. The flavors were very pleasing together. I like my tea quite strong, so I think I'd need to at least double the amount per cup, but that's me. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Edelyn

Dec. 18, 2015

Love Chai!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

I have always loved chai tea, and it is one of the resons I drink tea as much as I do now. This chai is DELICIOUS.

Bethany

Dec. 16, 2015

A lovely chai

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

This tea has a lovely fresh taste to it, with a perfect blend of spices to give it a sweet taste. It is definitely one of my favorite teas. Just beware that over-steeping it may cause a very bitter flavor.

Jess

Dec. 9, 2015

Smooth Morning Tea

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning.

This was my first chai from Teabox. I tried it both plain and then with milk and honey. The plain was bright and spicy, but sipped very smoothly. The milk mixed in nicely and the sip was still smooth, and creamy. After steeping, I first noticed the pleasant aroma, not overly strong and peppery like some chai can be. Because of the black tea's caffeine, I would only drink this in the morning.

Mindy

Dec. 3, 2015

Nice flavorful tea

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Weak, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

I'm a little new to Chai, I've only tried a couple bag & keuig ones, so this was my first loose leaf chai. I was hesitant with the aroma, wasn't sure if I'd like the taste (pepper? in tea?) but it was very nice. The flavors were very pleasing together. I like my tea quite strong, so I think I'd need to at least double the amount per cup, but that's me.

Ria

Dec. 3, 2015

Best Chai I've tasted outside of India!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon, Evening.

Being from India and living in Canada, it's hard to come by a great tasting, fresh Chai. This is it! I look forward to my trips back to Assam, India just for a delicious cup. Now it comes straight to my door. Very fresh, great authentic flavors, reminds me of home. Teabox subscription has definitely won me over with just the first box.

Carol

Nov. 26, 2015

delicious

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong.

Bold and spicy - delicious, but a little too much clove for me. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Erin

Nov. 18, 2015

Mild Chai

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : No Flavor, Weak.

I shared this with a friend and we both thought it was just a little too mild for us, although I can see why other people would enjoy it, since it was pleasant tasting. I'm just used to using more spices in my chai at home, especially ginger and saffron.

quiet.dissident

Nov. 15, 2015

My favorite so far!

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

I was excited to finally receive some chai in my subscription. It was the first tea I drank, and it did not disappoint. My only complaint is that it was gone too soon :). Reviewed as part of the Teabox subscription program.

Diana

Nov. 15, 2015

I love this tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

This has become one of my favorite Chais. Such an interesting flavor, and does well with vanilla rice milk.

Michelle

Nov. 11, 2015

First Taste was divine

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning.

Opening the package to a heavenly aroma, I was hopeful this tea would be fabulous and I was not disappointed. It was perfect!

Patricia

Nov. 1, 2015

The best Chai tea I have ever tried

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

I mixed it with milk and the result was smooth and wonderful

Tina

Oct. 26, 2015

Excellent chai

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

I got this one as sampler. First I wasn't sure if I'll like it because of all ingredients. But I was schocked when I took first sip. This tea is so flavorful. Because of the cinnamon I want to eat apple pie with it. You get all kind of mix flavours when you're sipping it. This tea will be in my shoping bag in one of the future orders.

Agata

Oct. 20, 2015

Spicy and soothing

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Opening up the bag was a delight, such a delicious aroma! It also translated into the brewed tea. While it suggests to add milk and honey, I also enjoyed this tea without either.

leia

Oct. 16, 2015

Perfect cup of masala tea

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning.

I have died and gone to tea heaven. I was not expecting much when I received this tea. Firstly, I prefer white/green teas over black, and secondly, I am VERY picky about masala tea. This blend was absolutely divine. It tastes just like the genuine, cooked version of tea but without the hassle of cooking and grinding the spices - plus it's so difficult to get the blend of spices correct, and this one is simply perfection. I had it with milk and sugar. I did take a sip of it plain but it wasn't to my taste. I will be recommending this tea to everyone I know who loves masala chai ... sweet, delicious, perfect.

Kyla

Sept. 20, 2015

My favorite from my first box

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

I adore this Chai from my first teabox subscription! First thing I noticed was how fresh the leaves were and the lovely smell of cloves. Once steeped it becomes a nice dark tea with an almost floral scent. The taste is subtle and earthy so I like to sweeten it up with some honey and a splash of milk. The result is smooth and delicious!

Jodie

Sept. 9, 2015

Very good

Likes : Freshness.

Very good for a flavored tea just as brewed, no add-ins.

Marissa

Sept. 8, 2015

Not My Favorite

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : No Flavor, Weak.

This was not my favorite chai. I didn't detect any spices (such as ginger or cardamom), although it was a bit peppery. It's an alright tea, just nothing very special, in my opinion.

Jin Gon

Sept. 8, 2015

Great flavor of spice

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

I used it to make chai milk tea. Many kind of Indian spice and Assam tea of good quality. There isn't any chai tea of other brands transcend this masala chai. Starbucks, huh? Don't say anything. Just drink this.

Jessie

Sept. 3, 2015

A good chai

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Relatively subtle smell for chai, but pleasant. A nice spice taste, not too strong, and middle of the range in terms of the sweet-savoury scale that Chai's can fall on. I don't usually put sugar or honey in any of my teas, so depends on how sweet you like things, but with milk added I found this sweet enough to enjoy without anything else.

Alexander

Aug. 28, 2015

Spicy, very flavorful Chai.

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

This Chai packs a punch. It has a strong aroma of ginger and cinnamon. It is very flavorful and you only need a little bit to make a very strong brew. I would avoid over steeping it because the tea is very delicate and can taste bitter if you do. This tea has a high-caffeine content and you can definitely tell. I like to drink it when I first wake up to start my day off with a kick. I let some of my friends try this tea and they really seemed to like it as well.

Helen

Aug. 24, 2015

Rich Subtle Spices

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

This subtle blend of spices offers a far superior drink to the commercial blends available in the supermarket. The tea and spices are perfectly balanced to give a long, rounded flavour.

devyn

Aug. 23, 2015

Smells like Yum.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

First, this tea /looks/ beautiful. Second, it smells deliciouse. And lastly, mmmmmm. I love chai teas and this is no exception. Very glad to have tried it and looking forward to ordering more. very fresh.

Andrea

Aug. 23, 2015

Mmm, Chai :)

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

I love a good Chai tea. This one is perfect. It has a great balance of flavors without overwhelming you. Most excellent.

sampath kumar

Aug. 12, 2015

Like a proper Chai

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Morning, Dessert Tea.

i Received a free sample of this tea. Brews into a aromatic cup redolent of sweet aromas of cardamom, ginger and cinnamon. The liquor is not as smooth as that from full leaf ones, but still good enough as an everyday tea. i didn't find this tea to be as brilliant as the Maharaja Rana oolong chai.

Katharine

July 30, 2015

So good!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

The last time I truly had good chai tea was a few years ago. Since then I have tasted many and only enjoyed them if they are covered in milk and sweeteners. When I smelled the aroma of this one I knew it was going to take me back to excellent chai. And I was NOT dissapointed! This tea is so delightful and the blend of leaves and spices in it is perfect for what I like.

Emma

July 16, 2015

Authentic Chia

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

Flavorful, robust and spicy this chia has the full flavor profile that I prefer in a chai blend.

Marissa

June 21, 2015

Classic Chai

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

This is your classic, authentic chai with a good punch of spicy flavor. The spices and tea are masterfully blended so that no one flavor dominates. Long finish with a sweet ginger/clove aftertaste that lingers. Excellent with milk and honey. I would definitely purchase this again.

Laurence

May 9, 2015

The real deal

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

while some of the other Chai's on this site are more sophisticated this is the most authentic, and reminds me of my younger days travelling around india. Excellent strong Assam with loads of spice. Has to be made boiled up with lots of sugar and milk

Chaja Verveer

April 12, 2015

My favorite chai tea

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

It is still very good, but does not have the same smooth body as last year's.

Anand Safi

April 7, 2015

Great aroma

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

This was probably the best tea in terms of aroma and unique flavor

Kai Ling

March 12, 2015

Great tea to serve after meals

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Dessert Tea.

A strong black tea with great combination of spices that aids digestion. Love it with milk and honey after a heavy meal.

Jesse White

March 3, 2015

An amazing example of an excellent Chai.

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Dessert Tea.

One of the best tea's I ever had. Certainly the best Chai. I brewed it up to the instructions, and it was amazing. I could have drank it straight, as it was delicious like that, but I added a bit of cream to it. It was phenomenal. I highly recommend this.

Martin Eger

March 2, 2015

Nice and spicey

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning.

This is a very pungent chai blend with a good Assam tea base. I used 2 tsp tea, 2 parts water, 1 part almond milk with a bit of honey. Simmered for 5 minutes, then strained into my cup. Quite delicious on a cold morning.

christiknits

Feb. 22, 2015

Wonderful blend of smooth tea and very fresh spices

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

The perfect tea if you are suffering from a cold or lung congestion. The hot tea and spices are both soothing and invigorating. I also find it great any time but especially comforting when my allergies are acting up.

Katherine

Feb. 10, 2015

A good, balanced blend

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

I came to Teabox looking for chai specifically, so was pleased to find a classic blend with good balance.

Connie

Jan. 26, 2015

Very Classic Example of Chai Tea

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning.

This for me was a very classic example of Chai tea. Good combination of spices. I enjoyed this blend because no one spice dominated the profile. I did find that if not brewed at the right temperature and right amount of time the blend became a bit bitter so just something to watch out for.

Stephanie

Dec. 5, 2014

One of the best chai teas ever!

Likes : Smooth Body.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

I purchased a sampler pack of chai teas, and this was by far my favorite, as well as the favorite of my friends who sampled it with me. It has a smooth body, delicious flavor, and is not overpowering. I added warm milk which complemented the tea nicely.

Chaja Verveer

Nov. 29, 2014

A great tea!

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

It has a great body. It is nice and strong. I like it during the day, especially in the morning. Beats coffee any old time.

KK

Oct. 22, 2014

Healthy Aromatic Chai

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Evening.

Tastes very similar to cardamom chai tea but this is the more healthier version. Love the aroma and the strong flavor of the chai.

Don

Aug. 14, 2014

Excellent chai

Likes : Freshness.

Best Served : Morning.

Wonderful spicy flavors resting on a robust black tea foundation. I truly enjoy a chai that smites me with flavor and this one achieves that. It demands cream and sugar (as does any chai in my opinion), and is greatly satisfying as a first cup of the day or later, when one is looking for a mouthful of flavor. Wonderful blend.

Jasprit Singh

July 24, 2014

A fantastic blend for any time of the day.

Likes : High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

This elegent Assam tea blended with amazing high quality spices is a fantastic tea that I found amazing any time of the day. Its rich taste of assam and masala electrify the palate. I did find the best taste comes out when using mineral water.

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