TEA FOR THE CREATIVE SOUL
“We were very young and into music,” recalls Rabin Joshi, Co-Owner and President of Nepali Tea Traders. “We’d come over in our motorbikes at the junction [tea bar], we’d order tea, and talk about music. By the time we left, we’d finished five to six cups of Masala chai---each!”
Rabin is a guy with a Bandana
On the heels of caffeinated inspiration, Rabin returned home to write music. He experienced the happy buzz of gratitude, knowing that friends and bandmates shared in tea time camaraderie.
“Each person bought for the group,” explains Rabin, which means each person took turns buying rounds. The custom fostered ease because there were days when you’d buy for others, and days when others would buy for you. It’s the quintessential art of giving...