Bondi Chai

Bondi Chai: Spice Up Your Life!

Bondi Chai is a spiced tea-based drink made with milk. Based on India’s centuries-old ‘national drink’, chai masala, it is a delicious blend of black tea, vanilla, honey, cinnamon, ginger and a range of ‘comfort spices’. Bondi Chai is Australia’s most awarded chai latte. Bondi Chai is the Gold Standard in chai latte. A silk-smooth creaminess and ‘almost addictive’ taste
make Bondi Chai one of Australia’s favourite drinks, enhancing the best moments of every day.

Bondi Chai is a wholly-Australian owned and manufactured product. It is made from the finest ingredients available, 95% of which are sourced in Australia.

Bondi Chai is:

  • 98% fat free (when made with skim milk)
  • Low in caffeine (about the same as green tea or about half that of normally brewed black tea and one-quarter that of espresso coffee)
  • Contains no ‘industrial nasties’ such as anti-caking agents and has no artificial sweeteners, emulsifiers, whiteners, stabilisers or preservatives
  • Trans-fatty acid free
  • Gluten free
  • Sweetened with honey and sugar (one teaspoon of sugar in an 8oz/200ml drink)
  • Halal Certified

For more nutritional information go to: https://www.bondichai.com.au/nutritional-information

 

How do you make it?
Two teaspoons of powder in a glass/cup of hot milk and stir. For a frappe make with milk and ice in a blender. Add vanilla yoghurt and/or fruit for a delicious fruit smoothie

What’s the difference between Bondi Chai’s two flavours?
The Vanilla Honey variety is a smooth, softer flavour with fewer spices. Club Cinnamon is closer to India’s traditional “chai masala” flavour with a stronger flavour.

How many drinks in a bag?
Our 200g packs make 20 x 200ml drinks. Foodservice bags are 1kg and make up 100 drinks.

 

The Story:

It was love at first sip when we first came across chai latte while visiting the US to watch the ball drop on the new millennium with two million other people in Times Square. We brought a pack of the gorgeous-smelling powder home with us… it lasted a few months and the US owners that we contacted for more told us there wouldn’t be any… unless we wanted to sell it in Australia ourselves. We had our own PR/marketing business at the time, so we thought how hard could it be?! We soon found out. Selling an unknown product with a weird name (“chai what!?”) to an industry we knew nothing about – and that didn’t want to know us – was incredibly difficult, and very frustrating. But we still thought it was a good idea and after three years of persistence our US import began to get some traction. Then came our next major challenge – our US supplier sold their brand and Australia was scratched from the new owner’s plans, leaving us with no chai latte and some very upset customers!
It took about one minute to decide to create our own brand but about 12 months to get it ready for launch – in June, 2005 – much of that time being spent on developing our recipes.

Ten years on, Bondi Chai has grown exponentially and has earned a reputation as the ‘gold standard’ chai latte in Australia with more awards for taste and quality than any other product of its kind. Export was always a big part of our growth plans – it’s one of the key reasons we chose the name Bondi – and we’re also well down that track. These days you can enjoy a Bondi Chai Latte in places as far apart as Kathmandu and Katoomba, Amsterdam and Armadale, Launceston and London. It’s absolutely amazing for us to hear someone ordering a Bondi Chai Latte at Zilte Zoen, a beachfront cafe near Amsterdam, or in a crowded bakery cafe in London or in the Oberoi Hotel in Delhi, or a ski lodge in Switzerland… We’re excited by what’s in store for Bondi Chai, but we’ve never lost sight of the fact that it’s the product that’s the real hero in this story. We’re grateful – every day – for all the people who help us to make Bondi Chai and distribute it to every corner of the country and many parts of the world. But we’re most grateful, of course, for the most important people of all… those of you who have made Bondi Chai your favourite drink.