Below The Surface Of Masala Chai: A Talk & Tasting With David Galli

Sunday, October 9th 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Attendees will also receive 15% off in-store purchases on the day of the event.

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All tea in India is called chai. While a few Indians still enjoy their chai in the English fashion, the majority of people drink their chai infused in milk with a generous amount of sugar. Chai is consumed in small quantities throughout the day. Spices, most often ginger, or single spices like cardamom, are sometimes added. Chai as we call it in the West, with a lot of different spices, is called “masala chai” and is considered extra fancy.

The mixture of spices, the tea, and even the disposable clay cup that for many decades was the default drinking vessel for masala chai, reflect not only the regional culinary influences of the Indian Subcontinent, but also the history of British imperialism, caste structure, and a surprisingly sophisticated early attempt at modern marketing.

Come drink chai with us and learn about the delicious drink’s fraught and fascinating history!