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Down the Road Spice Co.

Organic Chai Masala

Organic Chai Masala

Regular price $14.00 USD
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[Please note: we are in the process of updating our Chai Masala packaging, but the product hasn't changed! As we transition to our new product color, please be aware that you may receive either color, but the Chai Masala is equally fresh and delicious in both.)

2 oz.

100% USDA-certified organic

Chai is the name of the preparation of tea in India. It usually consists of black tea (Assam tends to be the go-to), various spices ("masala"), milk and sweetener, though you'll find many regional variations across India. 

Our family’s Chai Masala recipe is sweet and spicy with a tiny touch of smoky black cardamom for a perfectly balanced blend. We grind and blend the freshest single-origin organic spices to bring you a wildly delicious cup of chai.


Stovetop Method

Makes 2 servings.

1. Bring 16 oz. fresh water to a boil.

2. Add 1/2 teaspoon Chai Masala to water and boil for 1 minute.

3. Add 1.5 teaspoons of loose black tea, or one black tea bag, to water. Boil for an additional minute or to desired tea strength. For a stronger tea, add an additional teaspoon of loose tea or another tea bag.

4. Add your milk of choice until the tea is a nice light caramel color (we use 1.5 tbsp. organic whole milk) and bring chai back to a boil. Boil for 30 seconds and remove from heat.

5. Strain into a teapot or cups (we recommend removing tea bags, if using, prior to straining).

6. Sweeten to taste with your sweetener of choice (we like 1/2 teaspoon of turbinado sugar per cup).

Tea Recommendations

Loose Leaf - Assam Black Tea from Alaya Tea

Tea Bag - Yorkshire Gold

Dip Tea

Alternatively, Chai Masala can be used directly in your cup. Add 1/4 tsp. Chai Masala to your cup with black tea and sweetener, pour boiling water over it and brew for 3 minutes. Add your milk of choice until you get a nice light caramel color. 




Ginger, green cardamom, fennel seeds, cinnamon bark, cloves, black pepper, black cardamom

How To Use

For a delicious cup of chai, of course, but our chai masala is also incredible in oatmeal, pancakes, baked goods and even sprinkled directly onto fruit!

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Masala Tasting Notes


Warm, light brown, medium grit powder with flecks of green cardamom. 


Warm spice, eucalyptus, citrus. 


Medium fineness with a slight grit. Our masalas are minimally processed and lightly sifted for the freshest, most robust flavor, so you will see some very small, yet different sized particles throughout our blends. We use all of our spices whole and entirely, as we find that each part of the spice adds a different layer, flavor and texture to our blend. The different particle sizes release their aromatics at various times throughout the cooking process, giving you a beautiful, complex layered flavor that a finely ground and homogenized powder wouldn't. 


Sweet on the front end, followed by notes of warm and herbal spice, with a slightly smoky and earthy finish.