I was born and raised in Bombay, India. Now renamed Mumbai. As a child I fondly remember my Grandma Monica insisting tea was served promptly at four – straight after siesta time. I love tea-time, we would eagerly gather around the table and devour the delicious biscuits and traditional savoury snacks with our tea. In 1988, my Aunty Pramila served me a perfect cup of masala chai. The masala (a mix of spices) is brewed with the chai (tea). From then on, I became an instant masala chai lover. Today, my family and I carry on this tradition, with our friends popping by for a 4pm cup of tea, it is the favourite part of my day. We only prepare organic food in our home. With the quest to find organic teas and spices rather than the inorganic, generic products at the markets began Trudy Ann’s Chai.
Over the years I have created a perfect blend of spices for a delicious cup of masala chai. I make it in small batches with all organic ingredients, without additive or essential oils. The flavours come from the actual ingredients! All the tea packaging is beautifully designed by my husband John. My black tea comes from Assam, India and the rooibos tea comes from south Africa, I get a batch of each tea right after harvest so the tea you drink is always fresh. The spices come from small organic farms around the world.