Coffee shops and cafes are commonly known but have you heard of tea shops, that serves good tea?
In fact, when wanting the best tea with a combination of milky brew nothing beats an Indian Chai. “Chai” is derived from the Hindi word for tea. And it has always been India’s best-loved beverage. There’s no need to travel all the way there as this article is about to bring you one step close to the best chai stall in Malaysia.
Amachi’s chai is that one tea shop that would keep you re-visiting. Here’s a phrase that you would relate with Ammachi’s chai – “Choose your cup of tea that has your personality”
In general, do you know how many varieties of tea are there in the world? Seven? Ten? Hundred? Can’t guess? Ready to be astounded as the answer is, there are over 3000. Didn’t know there was so much about tea right?
Well, known to be the only tea stall in Klang that serves more than 10 types of chai, every sip of tea here seems to be an addiction. In fact, this chai stall has about 21 types of milk-brewed tea. From the chai you’ve been craving right up to the chai, you might never hear of- This tea stall has it all. The owner of the stall came up with all his tea names based on the ingredients used for each chai.
- Masala Chai (Signature tea)
- Pandan Chai
- Cinnamon Chai
- Ginger Chai
- Holy Basil Chai
- Rosemary Chai
- Peppermint Chai
- Turmeric Chai
- Saffron Chai
- Cardamom Chai
- Coriander Chai
- Rose Chai
- Chili Chai
- Lavender Chai
- Osmanthus Chai
- Betel Leaf Chai
- Sakura Chai
- Jasmine Chai
- Chamomile Chai
- Malabar Chai
- Lemongrass Chai
- Just Chai
Try out all of these unique tea flavors and find out your favorite chai type. Maybe along the try, you might find your new soul-tea-mate?
You might wonder how can one tea shop serve so many types of teas on a daily basis. Amachi’s Chai serves 3 types of teas each day. ‘Chais of the day” labels are set for customers to choose from.
There are two sizes of cups available for customers and all for a very affordable price. The small cup served in a glass is about RM2 whereas the slightly big ones are served in clay cups for RM4. The amazing detail about all these chais is the ingredients are all organic and made up of a home blended mixture of aromatic herbs and spices with zero artificial flavorings. Amachi’s chai also has vada pavs and samosas for customers to enjoy with their cup of chai. Located at Medan Tengku Kelana, Little India Klang this tea stall is open every day except Mondays from 10 am to 8 pm.
Chais here are made with magic recipes that even coffee lovers find it addictive.
The Amachi’s Chai tale
An emotional and inspiring story lies behind an authentic tea shop, known to be Amachi’s Chai.
This tea shop steals much attention as it has almost 21 varieties of tea served. R. Samuel is the owner of the stall and an entrepreneur by profession. Samuel is also known to be the man behind all these amazing tasty chais. This talented tea master has the talent to make all these teas without a slight change in the recipe.
During an interview with Varnam Malaysia, Samuel shared some stories about his tea stall. ‘Amachi was my grandma, she passed away two years ago and she always wanted to see me as a successful businessman one day. After her loss, I decided to name my first business after her. Ammachi has always been close to my heart, she always will be’, said the entrepreneur while feeling emotional.
When asked why a tea business, Samuel said his mum makes the best masala tea. ‘It’s her iconic cup of tea and her secret home blend herbs that inspired me,’ he shared. Samuel’s tea business sparked there. Starting the business small at Ipoh, Buntong in 2021 this young man decided to move to Kl to bring this tea stall to another level.
‘Back in Ipoh, we sold these teas, on roadsides. We received so much good feedback on our tea’. Samuel then made his research and found out that tea (chai) stalls are rarely found and having one in a city would make a good deal. That is when Samuel moved to KL to find a permanent stall for his chai business. In March 2022, Amachi’s Chai was situated temporarily in brickfields then in September, recently it was moved to Klang.
‘I’m very grateful to finally have a stall of my own and I will keep doing my best chais for all my customers. Anyone can make a good cup of coffee but it takes a few to make a good cup of chai he added.
“Time doesn’t stop for no man. We may think we’ll have the people we love as long as we can and we have time to make them proud. Now I’m doing good but amachi isn’t able to see it.”- R.Samuel
Get a taste of Amachi’s Chai at Medan Kelana (MPK, 9, Jalan Yeo Guan Hup, 41000 Klang. For more information visit their Facebook page at –Amachi’s Chai