Jun 19, 2015

Part-time Chaiwallah wanted!















Farmers’ Market Chaiwallah
(Saturday chai booth operator)

Saturdays 5am-12pm (year-round)

Preparing chai, loading van, setting up booth, answering chai questions, introducing chai to new customers, serving chai, handling transactions.

-Have amazing people skills
-Are outgoing and energetic
-Possess a good driving record (& min. three years experience)
-Are able to lift 50 lbs
-Are interested in tea
-Work well during early morning hours


This job requires getting up super early, heavy lifting and delightful customer service in challenging conditions (both hot summer & chilly winter). We’re looking for a long-term work relationship, not just a summertime employee. We’re a growing company that values and rewards commitment and initiative. This is hard work, but you’ll be a part of our wonderful Farmers’ Market community and you’ll work with some really great people (plus the chai is delicious).

-email to: sarah@chicochaitea.com
-Drop off at: our Saturday Farmers’ Market booth
-mail to: 1919 Park Ave, Chico, Ca 95928

Dec 1, 2014

Holiday Tasting Room

Come visit our Chai Brewery during our holiday tasting room! Taste all of our chai blends, sample some treats, learn about how we brew chai and get some stocking stuffers for the tea lover on your list. Hope you can join us!Screen Shot 2014-11-12 at 2.55.06 PM

Feb 26, 2014

Join Team Chai!

We’re looking for a passionate person who loves people, early mornings, and chai. Come be an ambassador for our dynamic local chai company!

Saturday early morning/afternoon
(alternating shifts: 5:00am-noon/10:00am-4:00pm)

Now until March 7th


March 15 (or earlier, if available)

Working at the Chico Chai booth at the Chico Saturday Farmers’ Market. This includes preparing chai, driving chai van to the market, passing out samples, teaching customers about chai, serving chai, breaking down the booth and cleaning equipment and dishes afterward.

Fabulous driving skills (and a good record), the ability to lift 50 lbs, great customer service skills, an outgoing, positive attitude, a passion for local food/beverages and an excitement about chai. Previous market work experience or barista experience a plus.

This job requires early mornings, lots of customer service, hard physical work, outdoors and getting sweaty, but you will work with an awesome team, you will have opportunities to grow and learn, and you will always smell like chai.

Submit resume and cover letter to: the chai booth at the market, mail to 1919 Park Ave, Chico Ca 95928, or email to sarah@chicochaitea.com

Dec 4, 2013

Holiday Tasting Room!

We normally open up our little chai brewery on the first Sunday of every month for our tasting room, but it’s the holiday season, so we’re open EVERY SUNDAY UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
Come join us to taste all of our chai blends, enjoy holiday treats, get brewing tips, tour our facility, fill your containers with bulk loose leaf and strong brew chai, and generally enjoy the sights and scents of all the spices!

Directions to our brewery


Nov 21, 2013

Pumpkin Chai Oatmeal

Here’s something we came up with this morning at breakfast. We were craving something appropriate for the brisk weather, comforting, filling, spicy and warm. Here’s what happened:


Pumpkin Chai Oatmeal

1 1/2 tsp finely ground Original Loose Leaf Chico Chai
(grind in a coffee grinder)
2 cups water
1/2 cup oatmeal
2 T pumpkin puree
2 T half & half
1 T maple syrup

Boil water in a pot, add pumpkin, chai and oatmeal. Turn down heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add maple syrup and half and half and stir in. Makes one delicious serving.
(feel free to substitute any ingredients to suit your personal taste)

Oct 29, 2013

On organics

People often ask us if our chai is organic. Just for the record, every single one of our ingredients is organic, from the nutmeg to the vanilla beans. We don’t (yet) have a seal on our product because we haven’t prioritized spending money on the certification process. We do value this certification, and we plan on doing it in the future, but we’re still a small company and for us this is an expensive thing to do.

So right now we’re using our funds to purchase our high quality organic ingredients, since we want to support organic farmers and to make sure our chai is the best we can brew. Please give us a call or send us an email (or just ask us in person:) if you have any questions about organics.


Sep 26, 2013

Reflection time

This week, everybody on Team Chai was able to take little vacations in different places. Between South Carolina, Oregon and Northern California, we all took little breathers.

As much as we love our jobs, it’s good to remember that taking time off stimulates creativity and gives us time to reflect on just how truly lucky we are.

We’ll all be back in the kitchen by the end of the week in time to brew lots of chai for the beginning of fall (aka: chai season:)


Aug 26, 2013

Join Team Chai!

Our beloved Dresden is moving on to new adventures, so we’re looking for a new member of Team Chai!

Currently part time, increasing as the business grows
Starting wage: $11/hr

Start Date:

You will be:
Primarily: Driving our van to deliver chai to accounts in Chico and beyond, actively seeking new wholesale accounts and maintaining a positive relationship with existing accounts.
Also: Working at our booth at the Saturday Farmers Market (preparing chai, passing out samples, explaining chai to customers, breaking down booth, cleaning up after market), possibly brewing chai, miscellaneous office and janitorial jobs (it’s a small business, so we all do a little bit of everything)

You have:
Open or flexible availability, fabulous driving skills (and a good record), the ability to lift 50 lbs, great customer service skills, an outgoing, positive attitude. A interest in learning new things and a willingness to do a variety of jobs. The ability to work independently, as well as with a small team. A passion for coffee/tea/food/the wide world of beverages, and a desire for a long-term relationship with our growing company.

Heads up:
This job requires hard physical work, some early mornings, long drives, some long days, working outdoors and getting sweaty, but you will work with an awesome team, you will have opportunities for job growth, enjoy fun tea adventures and you will always smell like chai.

Tell us about you:
Submit resume and cover letter to sarah@chicochaitea.com
or 1919 Park Ave, Chico Ca 95928 (mail or drop through mail slot)

Aug 19, 2013


Nine years ago, Sarah used to write the weekly chai orders on her hand and deliver them in her little station wagon. Now it takes a strong cup of tea and over an hour just to call all the wholesale accounts, delivering about 100 gallons using our chai van. (Luckily, there’s Team Chai to help with all this!) Thanks everyone so much for the love and support over the years!

Jun 28, 2013

Team Chai: Seana!

We’d like to introduce you all to a very important member of Team Chai. Seana is our very first Outreach Coordinator, she organizes and runs our Farmers Market booths and helps us stay connected with our community. (And as usual in a teensy business like ours, she also does about a thousand other essential odd jobs around the chai brewery:)

Seana at the Saturday Market

Seana at the Saturday Market

Seana has a strong love of fashion, cactus and chai. She’s a hard worker,
a fast learner and an overall lovely human being, and we’re very lucky to
have her. Come say hi to her at our booth at the Saturday or Thursday Farmers’ Markets.

Seana exploring the world of chai- two cups at a time!

Seana exploring the world of chai- two cups at a time!