The concept of chai adda or “Tea Room” took centre stage in our country for many years, with discussions on life, society and politics happening over chai. It was a place that brought together the young and old, rich and not-so-well to do. A kadak chai and samosa shared after work, an irani chai with bun maska over meeting a prospective life partner, or a hot adrak chai in the morning to wake you up – chai was a part of every social setting for us.
Yet somewhere along the line, this rich heritage of chai addas was lost and “Chaa” took a backseat – taken over by the multinational coffee chains, suddenly chai was no longer the beverage that we bonded over.
Chaayos was born in November 2012 out of this premise – a contemporary interpretation of the chai adda, serving freshly made chai. Our focus is on serving your “Meri Wali Chai”, a chai made exactly to our customers’ liking the minute they place their order – be it an adrak tulsi kadak chai or a paani kam elaichi cinnamon chai. Our option of 12 add-ons gives our customers a total of over 12,000 ways to make their chai at Chaayos.
Chaayos is currently present in Mumbai , Delhi, Noida and Gurgaon.
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