Bold Black Chai

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  • Elephant Friendly Tea

Patterned after traditional masala chai, this tea has a base of strong black Biodynamic® Assam leaves infused with warming spices: organic cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, clove and a hint of black pepper. This bold black chai is meant to be taken with milk for a hearty, satisfying cup that will wake you up in the morning and revive you in the afternoon.

The tea leaves in this blend are harvested from a Certified Elephant Friendly™ tea garden committed to the protection of Asian elephants and their habitats. The tea growers allow elephants to travel through their tea gardens without getting harmed by electric fences, power lines, ditches or human conflict. This premium tea supports the coexistence of agriculture and wildlife and helps reduce the decline of the Asian elephant species.

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Additional Details


Black tea has less than half the amount of caffeine per cup than in a similar-sized cup of coffee. More about caffeine.

Steeping Instructions

Steeping black tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water to a rolling boil. Then pour 6 oz water over tea and steep for 3-5 minutes.


Certified Elephant Friendly™ Biodynamic® black tea, organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic cardamom, organic clove and organic black pepper



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Citizen Reviews
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars (40)
Overall Rating: 4.0 / 5.0
Best Chai Ever - Make it in Decaf!
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from CA on wrote:
Best chai ever! Republic of Tea - please also make this in decaf!!!

Best chai
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from CA on wrote:
This is the best chai available - deeper and spicier than your others. I hope you replace the regular black tea republic of chai with this one. I also hope you provide it in bulk.

A good tea that stands by itself
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from ID on wrote:
This tea is good on its own. It does not need any additions. I wanted to buy a bulk order to replenish the can. Wish bulk were available.

True to its name and a favorite
5 Stars This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

from CA on wrote:
This is my husband's new favorite tea of all time. He loves strong tea and this does the trick even once diluted with milk and sweetener. TROT please oh please offer this in BULK refills soon! I would set up an autoship if it were made available in bulk.

The Republic is still the best

from OH on wrote:
Republic of tea is the company that started me on my tea obsession and over the years I keep coming back to them because no one else does tea as good as this company. Which is why 8 was thrilled to finally see a proper masala style chai on the website! I've been trying to find a consistent supply of this style of chai and the Republic did not fail me. With a little milk it tastes exactly like a chai I'd get at a good Indian restaurant. This is definitely a new staple of my tea collection!