1 Lb. Bollywood Theater Masala Chai Gift Bag

Make gift giving easy with a 1 lb. tube of our signature Bollywood Theater Masala Chai in a textile, playfully illustrated gift bag. 

By the way, 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. Makes about 50 cups. Add sugar to taste. 

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.

  • 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
  • Product is prepared and packaged using machines that may come in contact with wheat and or gluten, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, eggs, milk and soy.
  • 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.

We ship within 1-2 business days after receiving your order.

Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are not business days for us. We need some rest too. ;-D

We put together a Shipping FAQs page if you’d like more details on what to expect.

Due to the pandemic, FedEx is no longer guaranteeing Overnight and 2 Day services, though they should arrive more quickly than other options. Remember, these items too require processing time, but we will ship these out first each day.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 178 reviews
Fav chai

It’s always a relief when my order of masala chai loose leaf arrives! Love it so much and hope to never run out before my next shipment arrives!

maria poole
Best Masala Chai EVER

My friend recommended this tea to me and in turn I have recommended it to a dozen others. It’s hard to find a true, fragrant and robust chai. This is the real deal and it’s incredible. It is seconded to none!

Sherry Hardwick Thomas
Transported Back to India

The Bollywood Theater Masala Chai Is splendid! When I was on a boat floating up the Ganges, the chef demonstrated how to make the authentic Masala Chai they served onboard. When I tasted the Bollywood Theater Chai, I was transported back to that memorable afternoon with our chef. Unfortunately, I lost the notebook where I recorded the recipe. This Masala Chai is the Real Deal! Thank You Reluctant Trading Experiment!

Premanjali Devadutt

I'm Indian and have wonderful memories of masala chai from my childhood and many visits back home. Itried many masala Chai on the market. The Reluctant Trading's Masala Chai is the best it is authentically Indian Masala Chai!!

Best chai I’ve ever experienced!

I’ve been drinking this Reluctant Trading Experience tea for several years because it brews up a delicious cup of chai. I use 2/3 water and 1/3 oat milk and it’s by far the star of my breakfast! And my brunch guests always request it🥰