At the farmers’ market, people often ask Trudy Ann if she sells Chai Tea. She patiently explains: “To be accurate, it’s called masala chai.” In Hindi, ‘masala’ stands for a mixture of spices; ‘chai’ means tea.
Sunday October 29, 2017: Find Trudy Ann on CBC radio, North by North West (link), with host Sheryl MacKay, talking about her tea story.
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY By Sijin Vincent: Trudy Ann talks to Sijin Vincent about her family, her childhood and how she got started with blending teas. Her visits with her grandmother Mona to various neighbours drinking tea together. This was a wonderful social experience it was for her and continues to be so today.
Ever wonder what goes into make a cup of chai? We spent some time with local producer Trudy Ann to learn how to make the perfect cup of masala chai and find out why it’s more than just a drink to her. Eats Vancouver.
By Joanne Latimer. Trudy Ann Tellis’s family recipe is such a hit that she sells her Trudy Ann’s Bombay Masala Chai in small batches at farmers’ markets in the Vancouver area and ships packages off to fans in California and afar. The product has also inspired “the cult of Trudy Ann”—customers who follow her around town each week. “Canadians ask me two things. ‘What’s your Indian name?’ and ‘What’s your chai recipe?’ I don’t say […]