Morgan Davis 
Conservatory of Flowers 


Thursday August 9, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM PDT

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Conservatory of Flowers 
100 John F Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

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The Art of Chai Workshop with Paawan Kothari 

Pouring chai imagePaawan Kothari, proprietor of San Francisco’s well-known Chai Cart, shows you that the best cup of chai is the one you make. Kothari has been redefining the chai experience since 2009 when she gave up a lucrative career as a marketing strategist at a high tech firm to share the authentic tastes of Indian chai with the Bay Area.

This class provides a deeper understanding of chai - its history and cultural roots, methods of preparation, and how to choose its main components: tea, spices, milk. You will also learn more about what constitutes chatt, Indian street food, as you enjoy a sampling of Kothari’s signature Masala Chai, Rose Chai and a variety of street snacks.

You’ll leave with a sample of a loose leaf blend to experiment at home, a shopping list to recreate the chai time experience, and a new appreciation for the wholesome goodness of chai that’s enjoyed across India everyday.

6-7:30 PM (Q&A to follow)

$35 per person | $25 Conservatory of Flowers Members (includes admission – galleries open until 7 pm on Thursdays)