We’re always looking for a connection to home. For many immigrants, it’s about bringing a little part of their culture to America and holding on to these traditions and customs while assimilating. For first generation Americans, it’s about defining where “home” is and often doing an awkward straddle between two cultures.
We make masala chai the way our parents had it back on the streets of Kolkata. This means paying careful attention to traditions while highlighting local ingredients. We use tea from legacy estates in India, milk from local farmers and grind all our spice blends in-house.
A good cup of chai is the start of a conversation. Those conversations can start relationships, novels and even revolutions. Where will your cup of Kolkata Chai take you?