Art of Chai Workshop with Australia's leading Chai expert

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  • 1 hr

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Art of Chai Workshop with Australia's leading Chai expert

The Art of Chai is an exploration of the origins of this spiced tea, which is deep rooted in Indian and Ayurvedic culture. The complex flavours of chai and how chai is traditionally brewed 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. 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. "Chai is my language of bringing people together and really creating a sense of uninon."

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

• Understand the history and culture of chai in India
• Identify the key steps to create a chai blend - bringing together black tea and specific spices for both their taste and healing properties
• Identify and taste different varieties of chai and how the brewing method is a vital part of the chai process
• Be fully equipped to brew chai at home using traditional Indian methods

What you need to know:

• The class will be conducted via zoom, you will receive a link to enter the call after booking
• All ingredients and kitchen tools are mentioned in the menu section below
• Pricing per household

About your host Uppma: Uppma is the grandaughter of an Ayurvedic doctor who specialised in Indian spices and remedial chai, and she really wanted to carry on his tradition for the art of chai. She is on a mission to bring proper Indian chai culture to Australia. Her rich Indian upbringing involved playing and experimenting with Indian herbs and spices. She followed her passion and ditched law to start her own business 'Chai Wallis' and in 2016 she was named Business Woman of the year, and last year she scored a spot in Forbes 30 under 30.

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What you need for this workshop
- An array of spices, any you have at home, but I’d recommend: Fennel, cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon
- Black tea (CTC works best)
- Pot for brewing chai on the stove
- Strainer
- Any milk - whole, semi-skimmed, almond, oat, coconut
- Sweetener of choice - honey, coconut sugar, brown sugar, agave syrup
- Water
- Cups to pour into
- Cookies to dip into your chai to enjoy
- Mortar and pestle
- Access to stove top
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