Our Story

Sarah, our owner and brewmistress, started Chico Chai in 2004, selling chai at the local farmers' market and to a few local cafes. Before long, demand grew for her fresh, spiced chai and it's now served at the fine coffeehouses all over Northern California. Despite its popularity, our chai is still brewed fresh from scratch in small batches, with great attention paid to detail and quality.

Fresh From the Kettle

  • Fundraiser to help Mumbai

    Dear Chai Friends,

    You’ve seen the news, so you know that as things are starting to look hopeful in parts of the US, India is facing a new wave of hospitalizations and deaths due to Covid. Things are really dire.
    As a chai maker, I literally owe my livelihood to the people of India and the rest of South Asia. As a very small business, we can’t do everything, but we have to do something.

    This week, 100% of the profits from our Original Chai, our most popular blend, will go to Khaana Chahiye , a citizens’ initiative based in Mumbai, to fight the hunger that goes hand in hand with the lockdown. This group feeds daily wage laborers, migrant workers and the unhoused, the most vulnerable part of the population.
    (this fundraiser applies to sales from our online store AND our farmers' market booth this week!)

    Have all the chai you need? Send someone a tin as a gift! Or better yet- donate to Khaana Chahiye directly! Literally every little bit helps.

    And thank you!! 


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