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Come to these unusual markets and taste chai
Welcome to the official Chai Walli Christmas Market! This is an unusual market that will be held just in time for buying your Christmas presents. Organisers of this market claim that they are welcoming you to the market of your dreams!
If you're a fan of chai (and Chai Walli) or have friends and family who really like this spiced drink, this will be the perfect place to "indulge your senses, and tantalise your taste buds" and you could also get some presents for Christmas for your friends.
This event will be held in the Little Big Sugar Salt (LBSS) cafe in Abbotsford, and here you will be able to have hot and iced chai. You can try the full Chai Walli retail range, or even discover their new chai-inspired treats such as soap, chocolate and candles! You can eat some of their chai infused baked treats such as their chai Christmas pudding and perhaps decide just which Chai kit you would like to buy this year!
You will be served by Uppma and the whole Chai Walli team who will be tempting you with her award-winning chai, so if you've ever wanted to say 'hi' - this is your chance! If you have not tasted chai, you muse come to this function.
The market will be held on Friday 7th December 2018, from 2.00 pm until 7.00 pm. The address of the cafe for this market is 385 Victoria Street, Abbotsford. This is a FREE event, however, you need to register here.
If you are already a real chai fan, make sure to check out the two workshops that will be on during the day. These workshops have limited spaces, so be sure to purchase your ticket early for the following two workshops:
If you are one of the first 50 visitors through the door, you will receive a complimentary full cup of hot or iced chai to drink whilst you wander through all the chai-tastic treats on offer!
There will be different rooms with different themes, or else you can sit by the window and just watch the world go by, whilst you sip on your steaming chai!
Tram: Take tram number 12 (towards Victoria Gardens) or number 109 (towards Box Hill). Get off at the Nicholson Street/Victoria Street stop, and LBSS is a 2 minutes walk.
Take the Hurstbridge train to North Richmond Station, and then walk 500m (6 minutes) to the cafe.
There are many 1 and 2 hour paid parking spots nearby, or you could go down the side streets to find free all day parking.
About Chai Walli
Chai Walli is a Melbourne-based chai business who specialise in top quality Ayurvedic Indian teas. These are handcrafted by the founder, Uppma Virdi, and these products are totally natural, Ayurvedic, sugar-free, preservative free, vegan and you can also get caffeine-free options. Their signature chai is the most authentic chai on the market. It is made using only whole spices that are hand blended using traditional Indian practices - it therefore, has no liquids, no powders, no preservatives - it is merely natural chai goodness.
Ayurveda is one of the most ancient forms of holistic well-being which is still widely practised in India today.
Uppma balances the herbs and spices with the knowledge she has learned from her Grandfather, Dr Pritam Virdi - an Ayurvedic doctor. She learned a deep understanding of Indian spices and their Ayurvedic properties from him.
Chai Walli teas started from humble beginnings, by blending their teas in Uppma's family home kitchen, and now Chai Walli teas have become a household favourite!
They have also won numerous awards, which has allowed them to grow into a team of Chai Crusaders. They do all the blending and packaging at their warehouse and they then send their teas right around Australia and overseas.
They run educational workshops and pop up Chai-Bars! They are very passionate about teaching people the Art of Chai and Ayurveda through their boutique workshops.
They look forward to welcoming you all to their unique Chai Walli Christmas Market!