Henny & Joe’s Chai blend syrup combines natural ingredients, an array of aromatic whole spices and traditional methods of decoction. Available in two sizes with branding to drool over, not only can it be used to make chai teas and lattes, it’s a great addition to cocktails, milkshakes and — so we’re told — cakes.
Little wonder that the award-winning small brand has taken England’s South West by storm, supplying the Chai to a number of speciality and artisan cafes and restaurants and markets. Expect to see it making wider rumblings very soon.
Founder Ash Bailey explains: “Having worked in Bath and the hospitality industry for over ten years, I have been fortunate to work with many restaurants and cafés — the majority of whom serve chai. From my experience, these establishments had in place a rather lengthy process for the preparation of their chai, and what’s more, it contained needless artificial additives. Most importantly, I believe that they lacked both the quality and the taste of my own recipe. After perfecting my delicious chai recipe, I started taking the product from place to place. Inspired by the positive reaction that I received, and owing to the popular demand, 2013 saw me launch my company, based here in Bath. But what to call it? Well, naturally after my favourite things in the whole world: my sons, Henry and Joseph.”