Meet Tim and Jess, NZ's favourite chaiwallahs!
Tim's chai journey began many years ago in the jungles of the Nilgiri Mountains, when friend and guide Prem 'the cheese man' initiated him into the art of the chaiwallah ('tea maker').
He hasn't stopped making chai since.
Years later and having qualified as a herbalist, Tim had given up his search for an authentic chai in NZ cafes. Despairing at the proliferation of syrup and powder 'chai lattes' he decided it was time to bring real chai to NZ, and in 2013 he and Jess created Mister Chai.
Mister Chai honours Tim's background in healing/herbal medicine, and our respect for the life-giving traditions of chai handed down by Prem. Fresh ginger, organic tea and Prem's secret 'good health' blend of whole spices are still the foundation of all our recipes.
For us, organic chai is a health tonic, a passion, a daily ritual, & a liquid meditation.
In 2016 we revisited India to source the very best organic tea and spices for our chai, and to steep ourselves in the magic of chai culture once more. Read more about our journey here.