Reflections for the New Year

Reflections for the New Year

2024 looks bright !

Though life in the day of a small business is not the most even paced we are here again embracing it all and so thankful to have the opportunity to be small manufacturers of authentic chai in the Historic Magic City of Birmingham. Here are some of our joys and reflections from 2023. 

We began the year fueled with creative energy and launched a few chai-nnovations, added a subscription program, reviews feature on our shop page all in effort to keep our ears open to suggestions and feedback from our wonderful customer community. 

6000 gallons of chai concentrate and close to a 1000 pounds of loose leaf tea made with 90% organic ingredients & tea from India were produced by our hardworking, talented team of 7. 

Served over 4000 cups of hot chai and iced tea at events and local farmers markets. 

Volunteered time and capacity for various initiatives locally and regionally. 

Enjoyed a cup of chai with chai lovers far and wide. 

'Hit a wall' - common to most small businesses (not great when combined with Alabama summer heat waves), we beat the heat with iced chai servings and got to share  it with friends.

Grew our wholesale program through a few regional F&B distribution networks (Amavida Coffee Roaster and Arte Gourmet). Our products are now sold in Georgia, Florida and Mississippi. 

Highlight of the year and our journey was becoming a Certified B Corp (1st in Birmingham and 3rd in Alabama) and joining the global network of incredible change makers. 

Took a pause and rest with a cup of chai in hand.

Toasted to intentional PR from Southern Living Magazine right before the Holidays. 

Made many more hundreds of gallons of delicious authentic chai and loose leaf tea, .. then took the trash out after a long day of production and called it a year.

We are thankful for the most important ingredient in the success of our company which is you all. We look forward to serving more of our authentic chai and tea. 

Where to find us over the next few months 2024:

1/13 - MLK Day 5K Drum Run

1/16 - Birmingham Business For Good Networking Night - https://www.tickettailor.com/events/blocalalabama/1106219

1/27 - PepperPlace Farmers Market (every Saturday till 3/16 and then dates will vary)

2/1 - Mississippi Food Systems Gathering (Jackson, Mississippi)

3/17 - B Corps - Champions Retreat (Vancouver, Canada)

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