THE CHAI WALLAHS WERE BORN
In 2003, two Red Deer friends decided to share their love of Chai with folks at farmer’s markets all over Central Alberta.
They learned about the true Chai Wallahs, men who sell tea on street corners and trains in India. Also learning how each Indian family has a unique recipe depending on what spices are available and the season. The ritual of spice and community took over their winter season.
After selling at hundreds of markets and creating thousands of canisters of Chai, Jodi and Heather were delighted to be drying ginger and grinding cardamom pods to produce this amazing tea. They’ve created their own blend with both Black and Rooibos Chai.
Within their line of products, they have added Chai Honey – with all the sweet and spice and none of the caffeine. There’s more good news... the honey is locally produced and unpasteurized. You can buy their Teas and Masala Chai Honey from unique stores around Red Deer.
♡ In 2017, dear Heather passed away after a short fight with Cancer. The loss of her best friend and business partner was a big shock and Jodi took a year off markets. In the fall of 2017, with the help of her daughters, Jodi began selling at markets again and growing her retail outlets.
As Heather would say, after 18 years, It’s always a good time for a chai.
Heather & Jodi, Nordegg, AB
First time at the food plant!