Kavi's Chai has currently paused operations.

I am taking a step back to evaluate and explore the best way to get fresh authentic Indian chai out to folks in Central Oregon. I want to give a big thanks to Dudley's Bookshop Cafe and Turtle Island Coffee Shop for testing one method of distribution out with me and I hope to still have them as partners in the next iteration. Thanks to all of you for your support and I'll keep you updated here and on Instagram. Rest assured, I'm still excited to share my chai with folks here!

Hi there,

My name is Kavi (pronounced "covey"). I'm originally from India, I live in Bend, and I'm so excited to share my chai with you.

Chai (spiced milk tea) is a large part of Indian culture. In most homes, it's commonly made every morning, and it's a default drink when you have guests over, you’re meeting someone, or when people gather together, and is closely tied to community building. Chai wallas (chai street vendors) are present everywhere.

Making chai has been a meditative part of my morning routine for some time now. Over the past few years, I've really enjoyed sharing my chai with friends, coworkers, and neighbors. Most folks who try it remark that they haven't had chai like it before. Most American "chai tea" (side note: saying tea after chai is unnecessary, as chai means tea) is overly sweet and has an unusual flavor profile, often dominated by cinnamon.

The chai I make is similar to what you'd find in India.

I learned how to make chai from my parents. Over the years, I customized it to my taste and settled on a simple but balanced chai recipe, with freshly-grated ginger, freshly-ground cardamom, a pinch of chai masala (dry spice mix), Indian black tea, a touch of turbinado sugar, and whole milk (traditional) or oat milk (alternative), to make a drink that is spicy, not sweet. It's simple, but with the right balance, I feel it’s the perfect rejuvenating drink to start the day.

My plan is to make the fresh chai in small batches distributing it through local cafés, with a plan to offer chai-making workshops and kits in the near future, so you can learn how easy it is to make it yourself at home. I hope you'll enjoy it.



Try it at


Public Events

Private Events

Fresh chai available for holiday parties, staff meetings or retreats, or anything else you can think of. Minimum of 25 cups. Contact Kavi for more info.

Chai Making

Chai-making workshops and kits are in the planning stages. If you're interested for a specific group or event, or would like to make a request, please reach out.

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