A Premium, Award-winning chai to suit all tastes

David Rio is an award-winning, premium chai and frappe company based in California. Using real ingredients, with ORGANIC spices, giving us a chai that is smooth and rich and enjoyable to drink…allowing us to experience a little bit of India, Nepal, and Pakistan!

Established by co-founders David Scott Lowe and Rio Miura in 1996, David Rio Chai is an award-winning chai which promotes endangered species programmes, at-risk or vulnerable animals, by naming their flavours after the endangered animals, in fact, they give a portion of proceeds to the protection of animals, making the cause to promote and educate the world about the plight of these animals a real awareness. It was introduced to the Australian market in 2003 by ZEROZ and has grown globally to over 50 countries.

Chai dates back as far as 5000 years and is a very communal relaxing beverage which would vary from one home to the next, with recipes being passed down from generation to generation.

David Rio Chai

David Rio have removed the complexities of making chai and have created an extremely premium product using real ingredients of tea, evaporated cane sugar and organic spices to create a product that offers consistency and ease for anyone to use, giving the consumer a product, which is smooth to drink every time.

What is Chai?

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  • It is based on an Indian, Nepalese, Pakistani recipe.
  • Chai is a generic word for tea in many cultures.
  • It is an aromatic spicy blended tea-based beverage, rich in cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
  • It is meant to be sweet and milky.
  • Very smooth to drink, and unique, allowing the consumer to experience a wonderful combination of flavours.
  • Can be made hot – usually as a ‘chai latte’, with steamed milk, hot water, or alternate milks to meet all dietary needs. Sprinkle chai or a nutmeg/cinnamon on the top – chocolate tends to over-power chai flavours which are more mellow.
  • Can be made cold or as an iced ‘chai frappe’. I recommend Elephant Vanilla for this, as its flavours are enhanced through the blending process and the spices come out the best in this style of beverage.
  • Works beautifully with tapioca pearls to give you a cold or hot boba latte…VERY yummy!
  • Benefits of chai are vast: A great social get-together – who needs an excuse?
  • Was traditionally used as a welcoming beverage
  • Teas have lower caffeine levels than coffee.
  • Spices are well known for their different health benefits, for example: Cloves has been known for its healing powers and pain relief.
  • Ginger is good for easing stomach upsets and is good for the digestive system
  • Cardamom is great for the mind
  • Japanese Matcha Green Tea is well known for its higher antioxidant levels and the associated cancer fighting agents, not mention sorting out those free radicals in your system.

Highlights of David Rio Chai & Tea

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  • Organic Spices
  • Real Tea
  • Real Sugar
  • GMO Free
  • Traditional marsala chai taste
  • Attractive packaging
  • Gluten Free
  • No Hydrogenated oils
  • Free of unhealthy trans fats
  • High profit margins
  • A gourmet/boutique product which will give great return to the café owner

David Rio chai is available from Zeroz in Perth

  • 6 x 398g canisters per carton. Approximately 159 serves per carton (based on 15g serves or 3 teaspoons).
  • 4 x 1.816kg bags or canisters per carton. Approximately 484 serves per carton (based on 15g serves or 3 teaspoons).

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buy david rio power chai matcha zerozPower Chai® Matcha revitalizes, boosts, and adds a healthy kick to a cup of chai at your café. David Rio’s Power Chai® Matcha is vegan and combines organic Kenyan black tea with organic spices and fortified with the energizing antioxidants found in Japanese matcha.

Orca Spice… original SUGAR-FREE chai, based on Tiger Spice Chai® and made with sucralose, is a rich and creamy mixture of black tea and premium spices.


David Rio is Committed to……

Supporting Animal Welfare

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As a part of our corporate philosophy to support animal welfare, David Rio has maintained partnerships with local, regional, and international organizations since 1996.

Cat Tales Zoological Park is dedicated to promoting the preservation of endangered species in general, with a specific focus on endangered exotic and wild cats. Cat Tales is also home to the Zoological Training Centre, which is the only school of its kind in North America and provides additional education opportunities that teach students every aspect of zoo operations and professional animal care.

In 1999, David Rio commemorated their signature Tiger Spice Chai® by adopting and supporting through annual donations a rescued Bengal Tiger named Thor for over 15 years. In June of 2014, our 275kg tiger passed away due to heart failure, and David Rio decided to adopt Thor’s older sibling, Atlas, who also lives at Cat Tales Zoological Park, the birthplace of Thor and their sister, Xena. David Rio maintains close contact with Cat Tales Zoological Park on Atlas’ life and progress.

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