Soaking in all the busyness of the day, making way for cows, I came across a chai wallah in the street. With constant attention, he was stirring & pulling the chai over, in & out of the cauldron that was perched over a bed of hot coals.I'd heard of chai before but what was really in it? Must be good I thought, many of his faithful customers were lining up for his chai & walking away smiling as they bobbled their heads with satisfaction & contentment.
He took the chai from his cauldron into large tea pot & I watched as he poured steaming hot chai into glasses lined up on a wooden trestle, all, without spilling a drop. I was quite impressed & tempted; it smelled so wondrous, I had to try.
When in India...
One sip was all it took & from that moment on, I loved it! I returned many times to buy his chai during my stay in Jaipur and tried it at various villages, towns or cities that I visited throughout Rajasthan. All the chai wallahs' made their chai with their own distinct flavour depending on the town in which they served.
When I returned to Australia, I couldn't find the type of Chai I had experienced in Jaipur, so I set about crafting it for myself.
After making chai on & off for over 20 years, the support of family & friends has to led to a new chapter in our lives, journeying into a cottage industry & operating from our property in the High Country of Regional Northern NSW. We love making chai for family & friends, who love it as much as we do.
They have encouraged & inspired us to share it for those who are seeking an authentic cup of chai. There are many great chais out there but we believe we've created something beautiful in our chai to making it truly unique; a little something to calm mind body & soul.
We use chemical free flowers, sourcing certified organic dried flowers where we can, with the intention of becoming fully certified
growers of organic flowers for future used in Trade Roots Organic Chai.
We care deeply about our environment & yours too, so we have taken considerable care with the packaging that we use, believing it is our responsibility to lessen the burden of waste passed onto consumers.
There are no harmful plastics used in our packaging as we prefer to use sustainably sourced cardboard, paper stickers, cellophane and fabric all of which can be reused, composted or recycled.
Your chai is packaged in 100% recycled cardboard cylinders, lined with food grade poly or earth bag refills for those who wish to re-use their cylinder for further purchases of our chai.
Caring for the environment is our responsibility & weighs heavily on our conscience.
As a family, we've lived off grid with our beloved solar system for over 20 years & are proud knowing that the cottage industry we have created has an extremely low carbon footprint, with no plastics, all compostable and recyclable packaging.We believe we have produced a high quality, organic chai, that is gentle on Earth and gentle on our conscience.
So with that in mind, relax & have a cup of Trade Roots Organic Chai
We know you will enjoy!