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We are Tuk Tuk Chai, the bold new drink that dares to be different. With a taste for adventure and a passion for cultural fusion, we’re breaking into the tea game in style with our spicy take on your everyday cuppa.
Chai. It's tea, but not as you know it.
An infusion of black tea, whole spices and creamy milk with just a hint of sugar, our chai is a real spicy hug in a mug for those with a thirst for adventure.
Tuk Tuk Chai is the brainchild of Indian-born entrepreneur Rupesh and his Parisian wife Alexandra, a travel-loving multicultural couple who have made London their home. Together, they reflect the spirit of London - fusing Indian and European influences to celebrate the real flavours of the streets of India for adventurous foodies everywhere.
During their travels across Kerala, Rupesh introduced Alex to chai, the staple aromatic drink that has fuelled people on the streets of India for centuries.
It was love at first sip. Upon returning to London, they couldn’t satisfy their chai craving anywhere – no ‘chai latte’ could even come close to the rich, complex, spicy chai that Alex had fallen in love with
Nope. If they wanted the real deal, they’d have to brew it themselves. And that’s exactly what they’ve been doing ever since – brewing up a storm in their London kitchen in pursuit of the perfect cup of chai.
Never one to take a backseat in life, in January 2015, Rupesh seized the opportunity to get into the tea game for real, and together with Alex, launched Tuk Tuk Chai. Almost two years and countless batches later, they’ve struck liquid gold – the most authentic glass of street tea this side of Delhi.
Tea lovers of Britain, prepare to chai.