About Us

SPICY, BOLD, AND JUST SWEET ENOUGH. WELCOME TO YOUR NEW FAVORITE CHAI.

Who We Are

Open Eye Chai is rooted in Eastern tradition and crafted without compromise. We brew our concentrate using sustainable practices and fewer, better ingredients that are always intentionally and ethically sourced. Drink up—your tastebuds and the planet will thank you.

Anna Claire Eddington, Founder and Brewer

Open Eye was formerly known as Basic B Chai and was founded as a farmers market business in 2021 by Anna Claire Eddington. She was working in study abroad when the pandemic hit and needed a creative professional outlet. After working for farmers markets & on farms as well as being the consumer of many cups of chai of varying qualities, Anna Claire was able to harness her knowledge of agricultural goods and farmers market clients to build Basic B Chai. 

 

What We Believe

Chai is for everyone. Whether you like the real-deal authentic masala chai or a syrupy-sweet chai tea latte, you do you! We think everyone should have easy access to a daily cup of tea; our concentrate makes it simple. 
Great chai doesn't exist without whole ingredients. That's why we scoured the globe (aka the internet) to find the best building blocks for our blend. To us, best means best tasting, most sustainably grown. 
Sweeter isn't always better. We rely mainly on clover honey to sweeten our blend. Its subtle flavor helps round out the spice blend without overpowering it and let's the drinker enjoy the natural sweetness and flavors of each cup.
Sustainability is cool. Our concentrates are made from whole, organic ingredients that we compost after brewing. We source our ingredients from small farms that use permaculture and organic growing methods. Our bottles are recyclable. We want to leave the planet a little better than we found it.