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More than 20 years ago we started brewing honest Indian-style spiced tea at our shop on Capitol Hill. We brewed chai the old-fashioned way, a gallon at a time, using only the finest organic spices and flavorful Assam black tea. People could taste the difference right away, and before long we had customers lining up for our delicious Masala Chai.

Nowadays, we brew in bigger batches, but nothing else has changed much. We sill use the best spices money can buy, and the same delicious Assam tea. We do it all by hand to produce a truly artisanal product that delights our fans in Seattle and beyond.
for one gallon of masala chai you will need:
1 packet of spice (1.5 oz., about 1/2 cup)
1 packet of tea (1.5 oz., about 1/2 cup)
​8 oz. granulated sugar (about 1 cup, or to taste)
1 gallon water
1 quart milk, or non-dairy substitute (to taste)

instructions:
Put the spice and sugar in a large pot. Pour one gallon water over both and stir to dissolve the sugar. Bring the pot to a full rolling boil. Turn off, put a lid on the pot, but leave it on the burner to steep for 15 mins. Add the black tea, stir, and cover again to steep for an additional 15 minutes. Stir again, strain, and serve with your choice of milk. Keeps well in the fridge to enjoy any time, hot or iced.

 "Best Chai Overall"
                                (Seattle Weekly)
Ada's Technical Books and Cafe - 425 15th Ave E (Capitol Hill)
Amandine Bakeshop - 1424 11th Avenue (Capitol Hill)
Ballard Coffee Works - 2060 NW Market St. (Ballard)
Broadcast Coffee - 1918 E. Yesler, and 2515 S. Jackson (Central District), and 6515 Roosevelt N.E. (Roosevelt)
Cafe Flora - 2901 E Madison St  (Madison Valley)
Cafe Red - 7148 Martin Luther King Jr Way S (Othello Station)
Floret by Cafe Flora - 17801 International Blvd, SeaTac (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport)
Capitol Coffee Works - 907 E. Pike St. (Capitol Hill)
Cascade Coffee Works - 1130 Thomas (South Lake Union)
Resistencia Coffee - 1249 S Cloverdale (South Park)
Empire Espresso - 3829 S Edmonds (Columbia City)
Mia's Off Broadway Cafe -1601 Harvard Ave (Capitol Hill)
Seattle Coffee Works - 107 Pike St. (Downtown/Pike Place Public Market)
The Station -1600 S Roberto Maestas Festival St, (Beacon Hill)
The Wandering Goose - 1402 15th Ave E (Capitol Hill)
Wildwood Market - 9214 45th Ave SW (West Seattle/Fauntleroy)
Here's how to do it
Your Chai Kit includes 2 packets of spice (masala), and 2 packets of Assam tea, premeasured to brew a gallon at a time (the kit makes 2 gallons).
"Nowadays we brew in bigger batches, but nothing else has changed much."

Right: Chai brewing circa 2017 at TRAVELERS Thali House (Beacon Hill, Seattle)
In Seattle, you can find Travelers Masala Chai at any of these recommended locations:
5303 Rainier Ave S
Buy it HERE,
or find it 
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TRAVELERS MASALA CHAI KIT
(makes 2 gallons)

premeasured packets for easy brewing
add your own water, sugar and milk


Contains:
2 spice packets (3 oz.)
2 tea packets (3 oz.)

               $14
Ada's Technical Books and Cafe 425 15th Ave E - CAPITOL HILL

Chai by the cup - brewed in house
Amandine Bakeshop
1424 11th Ave - CAPITOL HILL

Chai by the cup
Ballard Coffee Works
2060 NW Market St. - BALLARD

Chai by the cup
Broadcast Coffee
1918 E. Yesler - CENTRAL DISTRICT

Chai by the cup, 
gallons, half gallons, kits
Cafe Flora
2901 E Madison St - MADISON VALLEY

Chai by the cup
Cafe Red
7148 Martin Luther King Jr Way S - OTHELLO STATION

Chai by the cup, kits

Capitol Coffee Works
907 E. Pike St. - CAPITOL HILL

hours may be affected by covid-19
Cascade Coffee Works
1130 Thomas - S. LAKE UNION

hours may be affected by covid-19
The secret to our delicious MASALA CHAI is the spices. We use only the best certified organic spices including:

Ceylon Cinnamon - Cinnamomum verum, the 'true cinnamon" of Sri Lanka; fair trade certified
Green Cardamom - Elettaria cardamomum, aromatic and expensive, grown in Guatemala
Ginger Root - Zingiber officinale, grown in China; fair trade certified
Clove Buds - Syzygium aromaticum, from Sri Lanka
Fennel Seed - Foeniculum vulgare cooling and soothing to digestion, from Turkey
Black Pepper - Piper nigrum, from the Malabar coast of south India; just a touch
Nutmeg Myristica fragrans, the fragrant spice, also from Sri Lanka
Empire Espresso
3829 S Edmonds - COLUMBIA CITY

Chai by the cup
Floret by Cafe Flora
17801 International Blvd -
SEATAC AIRPORT

Chai by the cup
Mia's Off Broadway Café
1601 Harvard Ave - CAPITOL HILL

Chai by the cup
Resistencia Coffee
1249 S Cloverdale - SOUTH PARK

Chai by the cup
Seattle Coffee Works
107 Pike St. - DOWNTOWN/PUBLIC MARKET

Chai by the cup
The Station
1600 S Roberto Maestas Festival St - BEACON HILL STATION

Chai by the cup
The Wandering Goose
1402 15th Ave E - CAPITOL HILL

Chai by the cup
Wildwood Market
9214 45th Ave SW - 
WEST SEATTLE/FAUNTLEROY

Chai by the cup, 
half gallons, kits
What makes Travelers Masala Chai better? Simply put, "ingredients." Most manufacturers are looking for the cheapest way to make their product, often resorting to industrial flavorings, natural or artificial, or cutting corners with poor quality tea and spices. We use nothing but the best organic spices and genuine Assam tea to give you the high quality you expect and deserve. Whether you get it from your local barista, or brew yourself, you know you are getting best ingredients anywhere.
Since 1998
Broadcast Coffee - 1918 E. Yesler, and 2515 S. Jackson (Central District), and 6515 Roosevelt N.E. (Roosevelt)
Broadcast Coffee
2515 S. Jackson - CENTRAL DISTRICT

Chai by the cup, 
gallons, half gallons, kits
Broadcast Coffee - 1918 E. Yesler, and 2515 S. Jackson (Central District), and 6515 Roosevelt N.E. (Roosevelt)
Broadcast Coffee
6515 Roosevelt N.E. - ROOSEVELT

Chai by the cup,
gallons, half gallons, kits
Hill City Tap House & Bottle Shop
5303 Rainier Ave S - COLUMBIA/HILLMAN CITY

hours and availability may be effected by covid-19
Available in Seattle at all Broadcast Coffee locations (Central District and Roosevelt), Cafe Red (Othello Station), and Wildwood Market (West Seattle)
DIY - BREW YOUR OWN CHAI
TRAVELERS MASALA CHAI
delivered to your door, free of charge!
(only in Seattle city limits)

minimum order, 4 bottles
(any size), prepaid




Gallons - $22 each
$4 bottle deposit+tax
Half Gallons - $12 each
$3 bottle deposit+tax


Bottled Chai is available in Seattle at all Broadcast Coffee locations (Central District & Roosevelt). Half gallons available at Wildwood Market in West Seattle.
NEW - FREE WEEKLY DELIVERY
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Where to get TRAVELERS CHAI in SEATTLE                   CHAI KITS - brew your own                    BOTTLED CHAI - delivered!
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Call or text your order to 206-679-1432