katie & jon-
Katie and Jon from Brighton launched Chi in February 2014 as a small business start-up.
"We believe that a tea and coffee revolution is coming! For too long we have settled for the ordinary; now we are so excited to bring a diverse range of high quality teas and coffees from all around the world to Brighton".
At Chi you will find exciting teas and coffees from all around the world.
In traditional Chinese culture, Chi (also qi or ch’i) is frequently translated as “natural energy”, “life force”, or “energy flow”. We named our business ‘Chi’ because tea, coffee and spices may influence your energy levels and sense of well being, which is in essence, your Chi.
Once you have tried real whole leaf tea you will discover that there is so much more to tea than the standard tea bag brew. There will always be times where a comforting cup of builder’s tea can fix a thousand problems but we are really keen to introduce as many people as possible to real tea. We believe the huge variety and diversity of the world’s tea estates need to be celebrated and enjoyed!
Coffee can be so much better than what we are used to. Our Master Roaster selects only the best grade of coffee beans and ensures we receive our coffee beans freshly roasted for the maximum flavour.
We hope that you will enjoy browsing our offering and would love to hear any feedback you might have.
When thinking of loose leaf tea, we find it is helpful to think of it in a similar way to wine. The world of tea, just like wine, hosts thousands of exciting and diverse varieties to suit all palates. Diversity of flavour is the result of thousands of years of tea production, the skill, craftsmanship and love of the tea producers and in some cases, happy accidents made along the way.
Chi micro roasted coffee has a richness of flavour and quality that cannot be matched by many mass produced retail brands. Chi coffee is always roasted in very small batches overseen by our master roaster to ensure that each individual coffee is roasted to perfection for a full bodied taste and to meet our high standards.
Our focus is firmly fixed on the quality, experience and ethical impact of our products while providing excellent customer service. Look out for our teas supported by the Ethical Tea Partnership or that have been organically grown! We love our evocative range of products and want you to join in the adventure!