Learn the Art of Chai at Home

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With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Learn how to take your chai game to the next level from the comfort of your home!



2 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public dates), 4 to 50 label $150

How it works
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We'll send a Box to you (a craft kit with what you'll need). Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide. International shipping is also available for private groups, please enquire for pricing details.
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Enjoy the online class - after booking, you'll get a link to join the interactive class.

Join Australia leading chai and spice educator to learn the about the history of Indian tea, the flavours around it and how to up your chai game to the next level!

This live streaming Art of Chai class is an exploration into the origins of this spiced tea, which is deep-rooted in Indian and Ayurvedic culture. Hosted by Australia's leading chai expert, Uppma Virdi from Chai Walli, this class will equip you with the right skills to truly understand authentic masala chai.

She will guide you through the complex flavours of chai and how chai is traditionally brewed, which all adds to the mystery surrounding this famed drink, an essential in Indian culture and now having gained a strong following in the Western world. To understand what chai actually is, we will explore its culture, taste, ingredients and brewing methods.

By the end of this live online class you will be able to:

  • 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 one-and-a-half-hour to two hour class is facilitated by 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.

Uppma and her team at Chai Walli are dedicated to the cultural preservation of the art of chai and the ritual of Indian tea. They have won many awards for their outstanding blends and their unique flavour compositions, which are a tribute to Uppma's family recipes.

This live streaming class will tantalise all your senses as you will be able to see, touch, smell and (of course!) taste, authentic Indian chai with a kit delivered to you beforehand. 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!

This class is perfect if you're searching for unique indoor activities or things to do at home during winter.

Please note this class may run over one-and-a-half hours to two hours due to Q&A at the end.

Lastly, if an additional person attending from your household and they do not need a kit please choose the add on "Additional Attendee - No Kit" for them.

Add-ons available for this class
  • Additional Attendee (No Kit) ($40)
  • Additional Chai Strainers ($8)
  • Chai Candle ($28)
  • Ultimate Chai Treats Pack ($110)
  • Chai Lover Pack: 6 x 20 serves of our best blends ($90)
  • Chai Natural Infused Soap (Australian Made) ($10)
  • Stainless Steel Chai Pot: Highly Recommended ($50)
  • Signature 11 Spice Chai 100g (Aus Made) ($20)
  • Sticky Honey Chai 250g (Aus Made) ($34)
  • Jaggery (Natural Indian Sugar) 100g ($8)
  • Chai Syrup 250 mL ($28)
  • Signature 11 Spice Chai 500g (Aus Made) ($79)
  • Chai Starter Kit ($45)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge required
No prior knowledge needed! Just an open mind to learning new skills, knowledge and information.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
In your chai making box (valued at $70) you will receive all the tools you require to make 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

Shipping is complimentary in Australia.
What you'll need
You'll get all your ingredients in this pack, but some extra things you'll need to bring include:
  • A saucepan
  • Some water
  • Some milk of your choice
  • A mug for drinking your chai
  • Some cookies to dip into your chai!
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.

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