Art of Chai Tasting Experience

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

2 hours Class size 1 to 12 (public classes), 4 to 10 label $150
Have a NSW Discover voucher? Book with it (redeem in our checkout), before it expires on June 30th.

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 Summer Hill, 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 two-hour 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.

Covid-19 Information:
At this moment in time, we require everyone (16+) to show their proof of vaccination before they enter the class. Masks will also be mandatory (12+) when we are not tasting chai.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Chai infused Chocolate Bar (Australian Made) ($12)
  • Sticky Chai with Honey 250g ($25)
  • Chai Infused Natural Soap (Australian Made) ($9)
  • Additional Chai Strainers ($6)
  • Uppma's Mum's Signature Garam Masala Mix 45g ($20)
  • Additional Attendee (No Kit) ($120)
  • Chai Lover's Pack ($80)
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 - 16 Flour Mill Way, Summer Hill NSW

Your teacher
Chai Walli
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.

Verified reviews

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Mal Pheng May 2022

Uppma was fantastic and so down to earth. I found the class informative, incredibly relatable and very enjoyable! I enjoyed the chai and now learnt how I can correct my chai brewing at home
Thank you and thank you for the chai chat xx it was a class that felt like a catch up with a friend!

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