Metolius Chai is an all organic, creamy elixir of cardamom, fresh ginger, and cracked pepper, velvety sweet, handsomely caffeinated, with warming notes of cinnamon and cayenne.
Metolius Chai now comes in a convenient 8 oz size!
Mix 1 oz chai to 7 oz warm or cold milk.
Made with certified Elephant Friendly tea from Assam, India
Shelf stable for 6 months
Use within 2 weeks after opening
At Metolius Tea, we think of chai as much more than a sweet, flavorful drink. We think of it as a conversation--about history, culture, quality, and values.
During the British colonial era, the people of India embraced tea on their own terms and made it their own beverage, chai: a milky sweet pick-me-up with herbs and spices that are both delicious and medicinal. The English gawked at the preparation—at that time in England, it was illegal to blend or mix tea leaves with any other plants or substances—anything beyond a little cream and sugar was considered adulteration. Over one hundred years later, chai has spread around the world and become a popular drink.
While many people are misinformed and believe that chai is an ancient Indian tradition, we find its true history much more compelling. Chai is a product of colonialism, of creativity, of resistance, of cultural melding. Humanity’s deepest suffering and greatest beauty are both mixed up into this drink’s complicated history.
So, for us at Metolius Tea, the way we think about chai in our little Tea Factory is connected to how we want to participate in the larger story of humanity. The quality of our chai reflects our passion for working with small organic farms around the world, supporting sustainable local economies and promoting healthy ecosystems. We aim for a completely empowered supply chain, from farm to cup, in which everyone is nourished along the way.