Bhota Chai

Chai is the word for tea in many countries. There are many versions of chai throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the rest of the world.  Here in the U.S., it has been adopted for a tea beverage brewed with spices and hot milk, better known as masala chai in India.

Bhota Chai’s owner spent several years traveling abroad and was able to experience the tea culture in various countries especially India and Egypt.  Drawing from different nights sitting around the fire with Sadhus and Bedouin’s where they were brewing up teas with cardamom, clove, ginger, or sometimes mint and lemongrass, inspiration was formed to brew, serve, and share.  There is a commonality amongst the different cultures understanding both the medicinal and communal qualities of sharing tea.  It is customary that when one visits their home, they are offered tea.  It is a gesture of welcoming, hydration, and nourishment.

Since 2011 in a local restaurant, SoBro Cafe, small batches have been brewed that have been satisfying the senses of many with its unique blend of tea and spices.

Bhota Chai is now also available in a convenient concentrate for you to share.


Helger Oomkes,  owner of Bhota Chai