Hi! My name is Maximus and I am a Chai Guy!
I want to share with you a little story about my love of chai. Roots of my tea passion go back to my Grandma Anna, who was raised close to the earth in the farmlands of Ukraine. She was always seeking an alternative lifestyle, including natural foods and herbal remedies. In the late 1980’s, while living in the inland farm in west Siberia, she started introducing me to unique herbal teas, she made based on traditional Vedic recipes.
It was one of my favorite childhood memories. Often, she made a delicious “Ivan Chai” with leaves of black currant, raspberry and golden root. We hung out with her on the back porch, drinking this phenomenal chai with ginger cookies, discussing philosophy late into the night. Since then, through many journeys in life, I’ve always appreciated a good cup of herbal tea.
In 2015, one of those journeys mysteriously brought me to the sacred lands of Altay. Needless to say, this trip was purely epic. I tried many different exotic foods with local natives, drank amazing medicinal teas in the mongolian hogans, and got totally lost in the misty mountains of the southern part of this magical land.
In my Altay travels I’ve discovered an amazing local tea culture and rare endemic herbs, which only grow in these mountains. I was so inspired by these simple yet incredibly spiritual people, and so amazed by the unique healing properties and potency of these plants, that I’ve decided to become an Altay Herbal Tea Culture ambassador. And since then my mission is to help share these sacred herbs with tea lovers all over the globe, and let them know about the true treasures of the Altay Mountains..