Indian Tea-Making Class

New York

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In a Nutshell

Umi Patel teaches students to brew spiced masala chai, which they then savor with conversation and Indian snacks

The Fine Print

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The Deal

  • $15 for one admission to a one-hour Indian masala chai workshop with Umi Patel
  • This event is for adults only
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event will be held at a private location on the Upper West Side. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Each event is capped at 6 purchasers.


What You’ll Do

Deeply fragrant and rich with spices, masala chai is a staple drink in some cultures. Although today varieties are available in powdered form or ready-to-steep bags, true masala chai comes from a time-tested, multi-step brewing process. In her one-hour workshop, Umi Patel demystifies this process in order to expand the base of chai fans.

  • Know the Chai
    By sharing videos and her own personal experiences, Umi shines a light on the origins of the chai tradition and explains the importance it has in many households.

  • Brew the Chai
    Umi guides the tea’s traditional preparation, mixing black tea leaves with green cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, ground ginger, and peppercorn.

  • Drink the Chai
    Get to know your fellow participants over steaming mugs of masala chai and Indian snacks before taking a recipe card home.


Your Host 

Umi Patel Umi Patel
Indian Masala Chai Lover

“I bleed masala chai,” says Umi Patel. Raised in England by Indian parents, she finds the potion serves as a daily source of both deliciousness and nostalgia—not to mention caffeine. While her life and career have taken her to New York City, Umi still cherishes the chai recipe she learned from her parents and tea makers in India, and gets as much joy from sharing it with others as she does from drinking it.


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