Chai Wallah in the market at Karaikudi.

This is a short and sweet video post so you can see a few chai wallahs of South India in action. We hope it brings to life the fun of visiting a chai wallah stand, and that you’ll feel the rhythm of life that goes with them.

Each time we stop for chai, the ritual of boiling, straining, cooling and serving that goes with it, ensures we slow down. Even for a short time.

We hope you’ll get to experience a real chai wallah in South India yourself one day. And, if you find yourself craving chai after this, look for our Masala Chai recipe coming soon.

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