Indian Cochin Masala Chai
Item Number: TCI01
95% Recommend this product (21 of 22 responses)
June 18, 2015
Lots of character. I recommend 2 minutes for steeping rather than 3. It's a bit strong.
November 8, 2014
Great Chai at decent price
It was delivered by Fed Ex. There also English breakfast tea came as a gift. Very please with purchase.
July 23, 2014
Spice up your day
Brew strong tea and add milk and sugar. I drink in the morning to start a day. One of my favorite.
February 24, 2014
Boca Raton, Florida
January 15, 2014
Fine Masala Chai
There are many different recipes for Masala Chai (Indian Spice Tea) but I think that this is the best I have found so far. The basic tea is good and the spices are complex and subtle. As far as I can tell, there are no extracts used, only real spices. Too many of these products are overloaded with cinnamon, usually from an extract. This one is a harmonious blend of flavors. I would like a hint of pepper but that is easily added. These teas should be brewed strong with a steep of at least 10 minutes to develop the spices and then served with sweetener (preferable honey) and quite a bit of milk. The traditional method is to boil the tea.
December 9, 2013
Cochin Masala Chai Tea
Delicately, but Deliciously flavored black chai tea!
By Christine Magnotta
September 27, 2013
Very spicy and refreshing
Has fantastic cinnomon flavor! Wonderful hot or iced!
April 15, 2013
This is a great daily masala chai to brew, as it is a mellow masala mixture and does not have an overly strong bite, which my 2 teenaged kids prefer. Although the spices may be more mild than an avid masala chai drinker is akin to, the blend is very good with not one spice standing out or over powering the other more subtle flavors. My family enjoys this blend regularly and we even take it with us in our thermos when fishing. Warms us up on cold damp mornings on the lake or river.
March 5, 2013
My new Masala Chai.
I've had other companies' Masala Chai and this one is the best. There's just enough bite to it without being "peppery". I love it!
Little Rock, AR
November 2, 2012
Subtle, yet pleasing
I have tried many kinds of Chai Tea formulations, but this is the first one that is not overpowering. This is a great chai for the people that like more Black Tea taste and less spice. My personal preference leans more toward spicier, but I can't complain about this. I definately would serve this to my friends who like Chai.
North Wales, PA
October 15, 2012
Tasty and rich
This is a rich-tasting chai and not overly-caffeinated. I typically use more than the quantity recommended to achieve the bold flavor I like, so if a tea is too high in caffeine, it can be unpleasant. Its flavor is well-balanced and it stands up well to milk and honey. It also doesn't get bitter if it sits in the pot for awhile. A very satisfying mug (or 2 or 3!) of chai!
July 10, 2012
A great tea blend for an afternoon treat.
My usual tea is the Keemun, which is a deep and full-bodied tea, great to start your day with as you watch the sun come up. But, for a real treat in the afternoon, the Cochin Masala chai is a great choice. While I do add a little extra freshly cracked black pepper corns in it for that after-bite, the blend in and of itself is terrific. Spicy but not so that it overpowers the tea - - you know you're drinking a cup of tea, just with a little bolt of additional flavor.
July 6, 2012
Masala chai real deal
This tea reminds ne of what we get in the Indian restaurant near our home. Very enjoyable.
By keith rocklin
May 28, 2012
Again, I like the Bangalore chai better than the three others I have tried. More cardoman.
April 14, 2012
not that great
April 10, 2012
As a chai, this is average - nothing special.
August 27, 2011
Really good chai tea. Just the right blend of spices, add a little milk and its delicious
Knoxville , TN
April 10, 2011
Very good tea
It took a while to warm up to this one, but I have really started enjoying it. It's strong as others have said so don't brew it too long. It knocks the socks off bagged chai teas I have tried. This one is a great tea to pick up if you are looking for some variety.
February 1, 2011
Review for Cochin Masala Chai
This chai is outstanding when served as a latte. I've been a longtime chai drinker and prefer a spicy, bold chai. This chai has great spiciness and not too strong a vanilla/sweet flavor. I typically add sugar. Leaps and bounds better than using Oregon or Tazo mix to make chai latte at home.
June 6, 2010
strong chai - not like my own mix
A very good quality chai, but not like the blend I make. Something about it gives me acid stomach, and I dislike the aftertaste - maybe it is the type of black tea used in it, or the pepper. Happily this chai has no anise. I tried it with honey, cream and vanilla but this did not make it agreeable for me. I gave it a 4 because of this, but it really is a top grade tea - others should try it and see. There is no skimping on the spices as in supermarket brands. Fragrance excellent.
By Bonnie and Kevin
April 20, 2010
We have been addicted to this chai from the first cup! This is my all time favorite chai- perfect blend of spices in a high quality black tea. One tsp of honey + one tsp of dark brown sugar + milk = nirvana! Pure and unadulterated tea bliss!