It all began when I was invited to visit India in June of 1996, monsoon season. Upon leaving the airport, as the sliding doors opened and my glasses immediately fogged up, I remember thinking, “where am I?” It felt so strange and unfamiliar, so humid, Ugh!
Little did I know that this foreign land would lead me on an adventure I could only dream about.
As I stood on the beach watching the wild horses run free and mesmerized by the hypnotic rhythm of the snake charmer, I didn’t realize that my entire life was about to change.
After over 23 years of making Chai and cooking Indian food, (self taught I might add), I had a light bulb moment one day, I proclaimed to my husband Nick, ”I think we should start a tea business. We’ll get authentic Indian spices and will blend the teas from recipes I create. We’ll start at flea markets. How much cash do you have?”
That was Sunday, August 16, 2009. We started our business on $169.00, figured it out as we went along and have never looked back!
Since I have been practicing the Original Bowen Technique since May, 2001, my focus has always been on healing the NATURAL way. It only made sense that I would create teas with only the highest quality ingredients I could procure.
Our ingredients are organic, certified organic and wildcrafted from pristine farms located in India and the West Coast. We are very particular about the ingredients in teas WE ingest, so we do no less for our loyal customers. No natural flavoring, coloring or preservatives of ANY kind will ever compromise our recipes!
And because our Chai’s are blended with traditional Indian spices that we grind fresh ourselves, you will feel as though you are in India and a Chai Wallah has made it fresh for you right on the side of the road.
Be sure to watch our easy-to-make Chai instructional video located at the bottom of the “brewing instructions” page. You’ll be a pro at making Chai in no time at all!
We trust you will enjoy our tea creations as much as we have been blessed to create them for you. We wish you good health and happiness!
With warmest regards,