Bollywood Theater Masala Chai Loose Leaf Tea

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Make no mistake, this is not the weak, boring chai you find on supermarket shelves. Our Bollywood Theater Masala Chai is as close as you can get to the stuff served by the Chai Wallahs in the streets of Delhi. 

Featured in Bon Appetit's "The Best Chai You Can Buy" and an editor's choice at Food & Wine

This is an authentic, rich and robust Masala Chai blend featuring the freshest Indian Assam Black Tea, Green Cardamom, Cloves, Black Pepper and Ginger (plus more) we could find. We worked with Bollywood Theater's Chef Troy MacLarty, to put together the same blend he serves in his award-winning, third-eye opening restaurants. 

My partner on the ground in India, Mr. Divakar, travels from farm to farm, estate to estate, cherry-picking the freshest spices just for us. He ships them to us in small-batches, so things remain crazy fresh. You'll understand what I'm talking about the second you tear open a bag. 

Delicious served hot or on ice. The 3 oz package makes about 10 cups. The 8 oz tube makes about 25. And the pound size makes about 50. Add sugar to taste. If you're looking to make individual cups, check out our Stainless Steel Brew Basket.

Don't miss our other Bollywood Theater Masalas too. We also sell an Indian Sipper Gift Set of Bollywood Masala Chai and our Monsoon Moon Indian Whole Bean Coffee.

Bollywood Theater is a wildly popular Indian street food eatery with two locations in Portland, Oregon. Both are just a rickshaw ride from downtown.

  • Choose Net Wt. 3oz, 8oz or 16 oz.
  • 3oz makes about 10 cups, 8oz makes about 25 cups, 16oz makes about 50 cups
  • An authentic rich and robust loose leaf tea featuring the freshest farm-direct tea and spices in India
  • Delicious served hot or cold over ice
  • Formulated exclusively for Reluctant Trading by Chef Troy MacLarty of the critically acclaimed Bollywood Theater eateries in Portland, Oregon
  • Sealed in food-grade mylar bag
  • Packaged in resealable kraft tube
  • Masala Chai Ingredients: Assam Black Tea, Green Cardamom, Cloves, Black Pepper, Fennel Seeds, Ginger Root, Cinnamon and Bay Leaves
  • Add 1/3 cup whole milk and 2/3 cup water to a saucepan over high heat. Mix in 1 1/2 tablespoons of Bollywood Theater Masala Chai Blend. Bring nearly to boil, stirring occasionally. Turn heat to simmer and steep for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Strain, add sugar to taste, enjoy.
Regular Non-Rush Delivery starts at just $3.95. It's very reasonable. (Our E-Gift Cards, delivered by email, have no shipping fees.) Shipping is darn fast too. Almost all orders arrive in just a few days. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Would hate for you to be unhappy. The world has enough unhappiness. We're here to make you happy. Okedoke?

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Customer Reviews

Based on 72 reviews
Masala Chai

I LOVE it.

This is the chai I have been searching for!

I love chai. Love love love it. I’ve been making my own blend for years because I can never find a blend strong or spicy enough. My cousin send me a small canister of Bollywood for a gift and it made me dance. Finally, the perfect blend. I immediately ordered the largest size available. I drink it every morning.

Delicious chai!

I read about this tea in Bon Appetit magazine, and am so glad I bought the chai. It's delicious. It will be a staple in our home. It's strong, which is how I like chai. I'm over the store-brands, which aren't strong enough, so very happy with this purchase.

Best Chai I've Ever Had

I went on a bit of a quest recently to find the best chai I could buy. Bag after bag of chai would show up at my house, and I'd brew it up to find it insipid, lacking color and flavor and intense aroma. Even the "double spice" version that I was sure would be my grail smelled like something from Starbucks instead of something from Old Delhi. Some of them had no peppercorns. WTF? And then I found Bollywood Theater Masala Chai, and I knew my quest was over. Just look at it! There is MORE SPICE THAN TEA, which is as it should be! When I brewed it up, my whole kitchen blossomed with the heady aroma of cardamom, cinnamon, clove... my mouth was watering in anticipation. And it's true, I have found the holy grail, and there's more than enough of it to go around! Get some for yourself and taste chai as it's supposed to taste. It's really just so so good! I actually boil mine with sugar in two cups of water in the microwave, let it sit for a minute or two then strain it into my thermos and add milk. It's a little unconventional, but it brews up strong and delicious, and keeps me from scorching the milk. Enjoy!

Awesome Chai

I have been drinking Chai for a long time and this is without doubt the best i have had. It has so much flavor and the scent is intoxicating!