By Founder, director - Caitlin West
With my mortar and pestle in hand and my collection of spices, I got to work in my best friend’s kitchen. Call it luck or divine intervention, but the first attempt created in that kitchen is the same recipe still used in today’s signature cup of Calmer Chai. Indian spices were added to the black tea along with freshly grated ginger root and local honey, to preserve and lock in the goodness. It was then that the first wet/fresh chai was born.
When hitting up my local cafes with my blend in tow, I was met with a few confused looks and furrowed brows, but once hit with the alluring aroma, interest was piqued. It wasn’t too long before my fresh chai began making its way onto the menus of my favourite Melbourne cafes and beyond. The rest as they say, is history. "
An Ever-Evolving Journey
Over time, CST’s product offering has evolved to include one of a kind products like our velvety ‘Super Spiced Cacao’ and our zingy ‘Ginger pear and lime tonic’ to a diverse range of organic, fairly sourced teas and tisanes. This lifelong passionate journey continues to bring peace and calm to the daily ritual of many loyal sippers, Australia wide."