Trudy Ann was born in Bombay, India, which is now named Mumbai. As a child, Trudy Ann fondly remembers her Grandma Monica insisting tea promptly at four - straight after siesta time. In 1988, her Aunt Pramila served her the perfect cup of masala chai. The masala (a mix of spices) is brewed with the chia (tea). From that moment, Trudy Ann became an instant masala chai lover. Today, Trudy Ann and her family continue this tradition, with friends coming over for a 4 PM cup of tea. Trudy Ann has worked hard to create the perfect blend of spices for masala chai, making it in small batches with all organic ingredients. Then the spice and tea bags are sealed and stamped by hand. After making her chai and spices for friends and family, Trudy Ann began a business after moving to Vancouver.