In July of 2005, Marcus Child founder of Chai Me started a journey on motorcycle following Marco Polo’s silk road route in Europe traveling through Central Asia, Himalayan ranges, India and South East Asia in search for the perfect blend of chai. He travelled over 40 thousand kilometres, through 12 countries. He was robbed in Athens, attacked by wolves in Turkey, arrested and interrogated in Iran and survived desert storms in Pakistan, he also rode to the base camp of the world’s eighth highest mountain Nanga Parbat on the way to China. It was on the border of Pakistan and India, broken down in the Sikh town of Amritsar and home of the Golden temple, whilst surrounded by thousands of pilgrims that the secret to creating the perfect chai was finally revealed to him at a roadside stall or ‘Chai Wallah’. After arriving home in Sydney Marcus travelled to Indonesia and back to India sourcing the exotic spices used in the Chai Me recipes. Using no artificial flavours or colours Chai Me uses techniques learnt whilst on his adventures to fully infuse the flavours and aromas into the Chai Me product range.