Kataluma Chai is a relatively new tea house in my town. There has been other coffee shops that opened in the past, but due to the downtown being renovated,they never lasted. Kataluma Chai seems to have opened at the perfect time. Te downtown is looking more and more gorgeous everyday, and their Chai Tea is something you wouldn’t want to miss.
First off, the store front is small. But offers up a comfortable, cozy atmosphere that makes you want to sit back and relax while sipping on your drink of choice. They have the most wonderful old-time pictures framed on the wall right as you walk in. Some of the photos are of the owners’ grandparents and family members! My drink of choice? A traditional chai tea. I have gotten this both iced and hot and both ways, it is wonderful. I love the semi sweetness of the tea, that also has some great spice in the taste. I can taste the freshness of the cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom pods within the chai. The tea is rich, and the milk balances out the spice of the chai so perfectly.
Kataluma Chai has local flare, an eclectic offerings of different types of chai. It is chai with a modern flair , and a lot of different tastes and flavors. A good place to hang out that has nice chairs and tables to sit out. Kataluma Chai also offers up some local jersey shore pastries that are delicious. They also serve fresh ice cream, which have tea flavors too! I have yet to try the ice cream but cannot wait! The few times I’ve been there, I have been extremely impressed with the customer service and the warmth of conversation while the barista makes my drink. It is a definite try when you’re in this area of NJ.
the first photo was borrowed from Kataluma Chai’s facebook group for use of example of their space. The other two photos are property of Blog Author,Melissa Wrzesniewsky. Please do not use without permission.