Dona Chai | Tea Concentrate Brewed In Brooklyn NY
Dona Chai’s brewing process begins with whole spices that are ground fresh for each batch to maximize flavor, depth, and purity. Every cup has notes of each flavor: cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, black peppercorns, cold-pressed ginger, and organic, loose-leaf black tea. Our slow brewing process creates a powerful balance of flavors. Steeped in small batches, we ensure consistency and quality.
Cold brew has certainly held its reign over Brooklyn coffee shops, but the latest contender for artisanal devotion could be something just less caffeinated — chai.
More specifically, masala chai: a tea brew that dates back some 5,000 years. The black tea blend, which commonly includes grated ginger, black pepper and cardamom, has quickly become popular thanks to the proliferation of Starbucks’ “chai tea” (a redundant phrase since “chai” means “tea” in Hindi) lattes. But, of course, a local version is bound to pop up — we are in New York.
Enter Dona Chai, a chai concentrate that’s brewed and bottled in Brooklyn using classic spices like cinnamon, cardamom, clove and black peppercorn, along with modern updates like vanilla bean and cold-pressed ginger juice. “Ginger is a popular ingredient in chai but it’s usually ground,” Dain Evans of Dona Chai says. “Amy Rothstein, the founder, noticed that when you use fresh cold-pressed ginger juice, it retains the spiciness of the ginger… it’s a really special ingredient.”
Dona Chai values sustainability. After each batch of chai is brewed, all of our ingredients are composted locally.