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The Art of Chai - Melbourne Workshop

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Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

251 Faraday Street

(Activity Room 1)

Carlton, VIC 3053

Australia

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The Art of Chai is an exploration of the origins of this spiced tea, which is deep rooted in Indian and Ayurvedic culture. The complex flavours of chai and how chai is traditionally brewed all adds to the mystery surrounding this famed drink, an essential in Indian culture and now having gained a strong following in the Western world.

To understand what chai actually is, we will explore its culture, taste, ingredients and brewing methods. Hosted by Australia's leading chai expert, Uppma Virdi from Chai Walli, this class will equip you with the right skills to truly understand authentic masala chai.

By the end of this class you will be able to:
  1. Understand the history and culture of chai in India.
  2. Identify the key steps to create a chai blend - bringing together black tea and specific spices for both their taste and healing properties.
  3. Identify and taste different varieties of chai and how the brewing method is a vital part of the chai process.
  4. Be fully equipped to brew chai at home using traditional Indian methods.

Delivery
This 1.5-hour class is facilitated by Uppma who is the grandaughter of an Ayurvedic doctor who specialised in Indian spices and remedial chai. Her rich Indian upbringing involved playing and experimenting with Indian herbs and spices.

This workshop will tantalise all your senses as you will be abe to see, touch, smell and (of course!) taste, authentic Indian chai. Uppma will deliver this class in a fun, open and comfortable approach for you to learn all about chai; the national drink of India.

Who should come?
Anyone who would like a deeper understanding of chai and to learn the key skills to make authentic chai at home. Our chai classes are also a wonderful excuse for friends to get together, or to spend some quality time with family and loved ones!

Extra inclusions
You'll also receive:
  1. Samples of our signature chai blend to take home.
  2. Snacks to enjoy during the workshop - please advise any dietary requirements.
  3. Learning resources.
  4. The Art of Chai completion certificate.

Location
The workshop will be held in Activity Room 1 at the Kathleen Syme Library & Community Centre, Cartlon. The Activity rooms are located on the ground floor.

Getting to Chai Walli by public transport
By Tram, take any tram to Melbourne University (72, 67, 5, 6, 64, 3/3a, 16, 1 and 8), and get off at Stop 1. It is then a 1 minute (110m) walk from there.

Parking
Limited paid parking is available on nearby side streets, but we suggest you use public transport!

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You can bring the confirmation email on your phone or a printed copy of the confirmation email.

Is my ticket transferrable or refundable?
Of course! please contact Uppma on hello@chaiwalli.com.au to transfer and update details. Unfortunately, we cannot take refunds for tickets within 7 days of the event.

Other Workshops
Below is a list of other workshops that we are able to offer. If you would like to talk to us about a custom workshop for your special event or team building, please do get in touch!
  • Introduction to Tea in India - An exploration of teas, how tea is grown and processed, the varities of Indian teas and the history of tea in India.
  • Introduction to Ayurveda - An introduction to the ancient Indian natural medicine of Ayurveda, introduction to Ayurveda, Ayurvedic spices and how you can introduce it into your lifestyle.
  • Tea-based cocktail making class - A hands on workshop on how to make tea and spice based cocktails and alcoholic drinks at home!
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Location

Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre

251 Faraday Street

(Activity Room 1)

Carlton, VIC 3053

Australia

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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