Art of Chai Masterclass

Indulge in masala chai tasting and learn all about this sacred cultural drink!

3 hours Class size 1 to 15 (public classes), 4 to 10 label $200
Explore the origins of chai and gain an understanding of this spiced tea which is deeply rooted in Indian and Ayurvedic culture.
Led by Uppma from Chai Walli in Kilsyth, we will explore what chai actually is, including its culture, taste ingredients and brewing methods.
Class outline:
  • Understand the history and culture of chai in India.
  • Identify the key steps to creating a balanced chai blend - bringing together black tea and specific spices for both their taste and healing properties.
  • Identify and taste different varieties of chai and understand how the brewing method is a vital part of the chai process.
  • Be fully equipped to brew chai at home using traditional Indian methods.
This 2.5-3hour class is facilitated by Chai Walli founder Uppma who is the granddaughter of an Ayurvedic doctor who specialised in Indian spices and remedial chai. Her rich Indian upbringing involved playing and experimenting with Indian herbs and spices. Chai was simply a part of daily life.
This workshop will tantalise all your senses as you will be able to see, touch, smell and (of course!) taste, authentic Indian chai. Uppma will deliver this class in a fun, open and comfortable approach for you to learn all about chai; the beloved national drink of India.
Add-ons available for this class
  • Additional Attendee (No Kit) ($120)
  • Chai Syrup 250mL ($26)
  • Chai Candle ($28)
  • Ultimate Chai Treats Pack ($110)
  • Chai Lover Pack: 6 x 20 serves of our best blends ($90)
  • Chai Infused Chocolate Bar (Australian Made) ($15)
  • Chai Natural Infused Soap (Australian Made) ($10)
  • Stainless Steel Chai Pot: Highly Recommended ($50)
  • Sticky Honey Chai 250g (Aus Made) ($34)
  • Jaggery (Natural Indian Sugar) 100g ($8)
  • Chai Starter Kit ($45)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
No skills needed, just a desire to learn about all things chai!
What you'll get
  • Samples of our signature chai blend to take home.
  • Snacks to enjoy during the workshop - please advise any dietary requirements.
  • Learning resources.
  • The Art of Chai completion certificate.
  • Chai Making Box (If you would like to share a box with a friend, please select "Additional Attendee No Kit" as an add on when you book tickets)
What you'll get in your Chai Making Box
In your chai making box (valued at $90) you will receive all the tools you require to make a mean cup of masala chai, including:
  • 1 x 11 spice chai 100g bag
  • 1 x turmeric latte mini bag
  • 1 x caffeine-free 11 spice chai mini bag
  • 1 x lemongrass chai mini bag
  • 1 x golden chai mini bag
  • 1 x chai strainer
  • 1 x jaggery 100g (Indian natural sugar)
  • 1 x chai dessert recipe cards
  • 1 x bookmark
What to bring
  • A notebook
  • A pen/pencil
  • A bottle of water

Little B.I.G House - 15/97-107 Canterbury Road, Kilsyth VIC

Your teacher can also travel within 50 kms of Kilsyth, to a venue of your choice for a private class

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Chai Walli
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Uppma is the granddaughter of an Ayurvedic doctor who specialised in herbs and spices. She is a first generation Indian Australian migrant who left her career as a lawyer to follow her passion to share her ancient family recipes with the world.
Frustrated with the lack of authenticity, she started Chai Walli to educate people on the genuine beauty of Indian teas and spices that her grandfather gifted her with.
Uppma grew up with her mother’s love of cooking ingrained in her veins. She uses her innate senses to balance spices according to their Ayurvedic elements and teach others the Art of Chai.
Leading a team of passionate individuals, Uppma runs her small Australian business with deep values. All the blends are formulated and created by Uppma using her love of natural wholesome ingredients and family recipes.
We are grateful that we can share our ritual of chai and our art of creating beautiful blends with you. Thank you for choosing to support artisan makers like us. Your love for quality handcrafted products means that we get to share cultural heritage and age old techniques in a modern light with you and many others.
We care deeply about the suppliers we work with. We choose to have a tea farm to tea cup policy, which allows us to support some truly amazing tea estates in India producing organic and fair trade teas.
Our humble beginnings started with Uppma blending spices in her parent’s basement recreating her grandfather’s blends. Today, we are proud to have several award winning and well renowned masala chai and spice blends which are experienced by our amazing customers all around the world.
So come, join Uppma, Australia's leading educator in all things flavour, spice and tea.

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