Make It At Home: Firepot Chai - Loose Leaf

Nearly twenty years ago, we started blending and grinding our unique masala (spice blend) recipe into a sweet, potent and aromatic mixture that has fueled the growth of Firepot ever since! Many tea aficionados prefer the beauty and authenticity of steeping their tea from loose-leaf. There's something about pouring hot water over the aromatic blend of spices and leaves, and watching as they release their goodness into the water. It's a simple ritual that offers a few stolen moments of peace, especially in the midst of a busy schedule. If you've never steeped loose-leaf tea before, it's easy and rewarding to learn.

Our original product line was a series of three types of tea blended with this proprietary recipe: 

  1. Original Masala Chai:  Firepot Masala blended with black teaShop-firepot-loose-leaf-chai-tins
  2. Rooibos Chai: Firepot Masala blended with rooibos, the caffeine-free evergreen shrub from South Africa that is said to “preserve the youth and gladden the heart!” 
  3. Chocolate Chai: Firepot Masala blended with cacao nibs from our friends at Dagoba Chocolate (back when they were a small company run out of Telluride, Colorado!)


Chai lovers and cafes from Sweden to Alaska would buy our blend online and rave --many saying that it reminded them of what they had when they were traveling in India. Almost overnight, we had addicts, regulars and a community of people bonding over travels, a love of chai, yoga and sustainability!

All of these years later, we are still making this chai to the exact same recipe, sharing the benefits to the body and soul of Firepot Chai with our devotees! The freedom of making loose-leaf chai at home is there for you, at any time of day. Want to start your day with the welcoming warmth of chai spice? Prefer an afternoon interlude to breathe, clear your mind and treat your soul? Choose to wind down and bring the day to a close with a hot mug of steaming chai before bed? Keeping a tin of loose leaf on hand offers the flexibility to enjoy chai at any time. 



Whichever blend you choose, Original, Rooibos or Chocolate, the recipe is the same:

  1. Boil the freshly ground spices and tea in water
  2. Add sugar, or not
  3. Add milk, or not
  4. Stir, strain, and enjoy!

It is that simple! Our video walks you through the process, step-by-step so that you can comfortably do it yourself at home:


This is also our most versatile and economical chai. A little goes a long way and you can choose any sweetener you like or leave it sugar-free. It is entirely up to you!

We like to think that the recipe for Firepot Chai was sent to us,  a gift from Above, making us the vehicle through which the healing magic of this authentic and organic chai could be shared with people across the world seeking, vibrant health, expansive adventure and the simple, beautiful pleasures of life!




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