Asheville's local chai brewers since 2014


Inspired by the flavorful and complex spices of traditional Indian chai, Tommy and Joel began testing and tasting their own twist on a recipe learnt from an old friend Tommy met years ago during his travels.  Gram by gram, batch by batch, Tommy and Joel discovered the recipe which is now Asheville's favorite local chai;  AppalaChai!

From its establishment in 2014,  Tommy, Joel, and AppalaChai!'s president Katie continue to work towards expanding AppalaChai! in an organic, sustainable, and socially responsible way.


All of the AppalaChai! chai concentrate ingredients are sourced USDA organic and from local suppliers whenever possible.


local stores and cafes that offer AppalaChai!

RETAIL Grocery Store and Co-Op Locations:


French Broad Food Co-Op

Hopey & Company (All locations)

West Village Market

Grateful Roots

EarthFare Westgate

HomeGrounds (Amboy Rd)

Little Sprout Sweetencreek

Black Mountain:

Hopey & Company

Red Radish (Little Sprout) 


Yonder Farmer's Market


Madison Natural Foods


Hendersonville Community Co-Op


Food Matters


Red Clay Cider Bottle Shop

Greenville, SC:

Swamp Rabbit Cafe and Grocery & Hub

Anderson, SC:

Figs Beanery and Cafe (Figs cafe and Farmacy)

Simpsonville, SC

Crossroads Coffee

Cafes, Restaurants, Breweries, Collaborations:


Green Sage (All locations), Old Europe, Biscuithead (All locations), Vortex Doughnuts,  Pennycup (all locations),  Liberty House, Undergound Cafe, Asheville Coffee Roasters, Bomba, The Hop, Grind, Bridge & Tunnel, Asheville Chocolate, Blue Dream Curry House, Flora/Forage, BimBeriBon, The Rhu, Le Bon, Well Bred Bakery,  Haywood Common,  Gallivant, Noble Cider (Spice Merchant), Shanti Elixirs,  Wicked Weed, Funkatorium, Cultura,  Bounty & Soul(Non-Profit),

OM Sanctuary(Non-Profit Partner/Sponsor)

Home Delivery Asheville:

Mother Earth Foods

Patchwork Alliance

Black Mountain,Old Fort, Morgonton, Shelby:

Dripolator, Dynomite, Blue Ridge Biscuit Co., Veranda, Open Oven, 13 Pennies, La Guingette, Cup of Mojo, Sassafras on Sutton​, Little Guatemala,  Ride House,  Dough House

Weaverville, Marshall, Hot Springs, Mars Hill, Burnsville, Cullowhee, Highlands:

Allgood, Well Bred Bakery, Zuma, Artisun, The Library, AppalaChian Java, Hillside Grind, Calders

Arden, Hendersonville, Brevard, Saluda:

​Appalachian Coffee Company,  2nd Act,  HenDough,  Pisgah Roasters, 

Canton, Waynesville:


Greer,  Greenville, Clinton,  Anderson, Simpsonville, SC:

​Stomping Grounds,  Biscuithead,  Swamp Rabbit Cafe,  Bridge City,  Oak Hill,  Old Europe GVL, Cohesive,  Vestibule,  Figs Cafe and Farmacy,

Old Europe GVL,  Crossroads


Rustic Cow,  Gypsy Circus


Red Clay​,  Town Brewing

***For wholesale information outside of the WNC, and Upstate SC area please call to discuss options***


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Black Mountain, NC 28711, USA


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