Bala Chai
Powder
$18
(for limited time only!)




Vegan
Gluten-Free
Adaptogenic


About



Bala
बल (buh-la)
means “strength” in Sanskrit.

Bala chai is our modern take on the rich and complex flavors of authentic chai. We infused invigorating spices from India to create a delicious, power packed beverage.

We hope every sip gives you the mind-body strength you need to take on your day -  and life!



Ingredients






ASSAM TEA

Improves Mental Clarity



PEPPER

A Bold Kick!


MONK FRUIT

Healthy & Natural Sweetener




CARDAMOM

Aromatic Antioxidant


GINGER

Anti-Inflammatory Root



ASHWAGANDHA

Stress Relieving Root

History of Chai

Chai is India’s national drink. From roadside stalls to lavish palaces, rural shacks to urban penthouses, chai rules as the go-to drink of choice.

Chai culture is intrinsic to India, where morning and afternoon cups of chai involved happy socialization and strong family ties. Masala Chai’s origins are steeped in misty antiquity dating back to thousands of years ago. 

Masala could mean any combination of herbs and spice blends based on the regional preference and palate typically brewed in hot water over a stove.

Cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and pepper form a holy quadrant that lends chai its essential flavor and provides a host of Ayurvedic medicinal benefits that give the tea drinker a daily boost of immunity.

Where to Buy


Purchase your own Bala Chai concentrate powder HERE!



You can purchase ready-made Bala Chai on the speciality menu at the following cafes:

Bloom & Plume
(Echo Park)
ORDER ONLINE HERE

Chit Chat LA
(Sawtelle)
ORDER ONLINE HERE

Stockists


*We have chai concentrate available for cafes.*

Interested?
get in touch with us here.


Our Story





When our parents immigrated to Los Angeles from India in the early 90s, their way of fostering a community in a foreign land was to invite people over for lunches, dinners, and chai. Getting together over chai really meant a noisy social gathering over tea and elaborate snacks and dessert. Our mom would hand grind fresh spices and the intoxicating aroma of boiling masala chai would waft from the kitchen all over the house, luring us to abandon whatever we were doing to grab a steaming hot cup.
We love this delicious beverage and felt inspired by chai’s ability to bring family, friends, and strangers together.
Chai has a multitude of regional variations, and we were raised on a version with a light, energizing kick. It’s been difficult to find a chai comparable at cafes & markets, so we felt a desire to fill the “authentic chai” void on beverage shelves in LA. Our chai is packed with the essence of the healing, herbal chai we grew up with - but with a refreshing & modern twist.
We’re so excited to introduce you to Bala Chai - our personal recipe blending the rich family lineage and tradition we come from, with our quintessential identities as proud Angelenos.

Bharat Vishnubhotla Founder & Brother
Radha Vishnubhotla Creative Director & Sister

बल