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Wayanad Cardamom Chai


Cardamom chai is one of the most popular varieties of chai across India. Aromatic cardamom pods are crushed and blended with Assam CTC to create this flavorful chai. Enjoy the sweet malty notes that brim from every cup you brew.



the experience



Lifted bouquet of cardamom and nuts


Venetian red


Vibrant note of cardamom seemingly takes over your senses from the very first sip. The liquor, best treated to a dash of milk, is impressively dense, full-bodied and sweet. Some briskness from the black tea makes a brief entrance towards the end, only to round out the richness and ease the palate.


Cream-based desserts and finger food.

dry leaf


Intense perfume of cardamom


Black CTC tea with decorticated cardamom pods



Sweetness of cardamom and malt


Brown tea with cardamom seeds

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water


Tea Leaves



180 fl oz

90-95 oF

1.0 tsp / 2.3 g

5 Mins

Recommended number of steeps - one


Drink Plain





19 Reviews

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  • Great Aroma 15
  • Unique Flavor Profile 12
  • High Quality 9
  • Freshness 8
  • Smooth Body 7


  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 5
  • Strong 1
  • No Flavor 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 7
  • Dessert Tea 5
  • Afternoon 4
  • Evening 3
  • Morning 3


Feb. 29, 2016

Simple and full of flavour

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

Best Served : Morning.

This is a high-quality CTC tea enhanced only by cardamom. It is flavorful but not too strong. I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes the taste of cardamom! It has less complexity than some of the spicier chais, but is delicious in its simplicity.


Jan. 10, 2016

A nice tea

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

In its dried state, this tea is a bit thinner and less leafy than other teas. Believe the package when it tells you to use only on teaspoon. It brews very dark. If you use too much, it would probably be quite bitter. So, it's a little darker than I usually like, but I enjoyed the tea. It lives up to it's description "malt and nuts" and it's pretty good. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.


Jan. 3, 2016


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

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

Fragrant, rich, smooth and very easy to drink. Surprisingly good for a simple mixture of CTC Assam and cardamom. A must try for anyone curious about chai tea!


Dec. 31, 2015

Malty and strong

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

Good CTC chai, with wonderfully malty taste mingling with the lemony cardammon. A must for cardamom lovers! When i bought the sample pack me and my husband actually fought over the last dregs of this tea, it's that good! I prefer to think this steeping it for 3 minutes max, and sweetening after. Be aware that this one packs a punch, even when compared with other ctc teas, put a little less volume of dry tea than you are used to. And watch your steep, as the cardamom is a little slow to release its flavor, but if you wait too much you get a bitter brew.


Dec. 28, 2015

I like Chai!?

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

Dislikes : Strong.

Best Served : Evening, Dessert Tea.

I have always been more of a straight black tea fan, with the occasional green tea mixed in, but adding milk and/or sugar to my tea? No thank you. Until now. This Chai has given me a deep admiration for Chai and the purpose that it serves for us tea lovers. Truly amazing. Now I don't know if I want to buy more of this Chai or try some of the others. A must try!


Nov. 14, 2015

Very Good

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

I really liked this one. Cardamom wasn't over powering, but have it a wonderful aroma and slightly tart after taste. Reviewed as part of the Teabox subscription program.


Nov. 5, 2015

Very Tasty, Don't Over-steep!

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

I signed up for the subscription service from teabox to find some new teas to like, as my normal teas are getting a little boring. This tea is lovely, the aroma is very soothing, and while the cardamon is very obvious, it's very delightful to drink. I'm not sure if I have a high caffiene tolerance, but this tea is good to drink anytime, although I prefer white teas in the evening just out of habit. The one thing I would say is don't over-steep. It seems to get bitter quickly, I have gone 4 minutes, and that seems about right, but any more than 5 (I have a habit of forgetting to watch my time) and it gets bitter. Other than that! Great tea. I will be ordering some soon!


Oct. 2, 2015

Great aroma

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

Best Served : Anytime.

I realy enjoy in this chai. I was little worried at the first because of the cardamom but after sip all worries were gone. It has great aroma and flavour is so fruity. I added milk and two teaspoons of brown sugar and taste was like eating realy ripe banana.


Aug. 28, 2015

Exotic and refreshing.

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

I was initially hesitant to try a cardamom based tea, but I definitely glad I did. This tea smells likes exactly how I would imagine an Indian spice shop to smell. It produces a very spicy brew and is very good to drink in the morning. I will certainly be buying more of this in the future. It has a great aroma and easily holds up to being brewed multiple times.

Scott Strizic

Aug. 26, 2015

wonderfuly aromatic

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

Best Served : Anytime.

I really enjoy the rich spicy aroma and the flavour was almost as rich. I didn't usually add milk or sugar, but when I did it became quite decadent.


May 10, 2015

Wonderful Aroma

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

This tea has a wonderful smell. While the cardamom dominates the scent, it has less of an impact on the flavour itself. I personally prefer lots of ginger in my chai but this one is very different and very pleasant.

Anand Safi

April 7, 2015

Cardamom = Aroma delight

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

Just after opening the packet, the aroma of cardamom crushed into tea leaves is enchanting! Definitely top marks from me.


April 5, 2015

The Chai experts loved it!

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Dessert Tea.

We have friends who are madly keen on chai teas and have travelled in India. I think they are still reminiscing about their travels when they indulge in their Chai teas....So when I received this as a free sample with my last order (like some others who provided a review on this page seem to have) I tought to offer it to our "chai experts". They enjoyed it best with milk and sugar. I tried it like this as well and agree. The tea is simple but rich and rewarding. - A perfect alternative to a hot chocolate or instead of dessert. Now I have to get some more of this Chai for them. In fact they want to try the whole teabox chai range!


April 3, 2015

A simple but great chai

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

As the other reviewers said, this chai has one main flavor to it, which makes it refreshingly different from the standard chai teas you can buy in the US. It took a few sips until I really enjoyed it, but overall a great tea!


April 3, 2015

Cardamom Lovers, Rejoice!

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

I received a sample of this in my last order, and I can easily see why it's so popular. It's a one-note flavor, but its strength is in that simplicity - it's relaxing, comforting, welcoming. It stays flavorful for many steeps, and I enjoyed it straight up as well as mixed with honey and a little milk. Wonderful, wonderful aroma. I definitely plan to include this one in my next order; some for myself and some for gifts.


Feb. 10, 2015

A fantastic tea for cardamom lovers

Likes : Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

My favorite of the three chais I ordered, this has a single note overall, but if you love cardamom it is the essence of comfort!


Jan. 23, 2015

Best ever

We tried many chai, but this one definitely rocks :-)


Dec. 12, 2014

Flavorful & Delicious

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

Best Served : Anytime.

I'm usually not a Chai Tea fan but this tea converted me. Full of natural flavors. Takes sweetener and milk well. Very relaxing. You won't need a dessert if you have this satisfying tea instead. Not the usual suspect in Chai Teas available in the U.S. -- this takes you to someplace authentic and natural.


Oct. 18, 2014

Best tea I've ever tasted

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

Best Served : Anytime.

I absolutely love this tea, everything about it, the flavor is perfect! I mix mine with warmed almond milk.

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