Heartsong Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary at the Chai Hut

Heartsong Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary at the Chai Hut

The Heartsong Herbal Brewing Company, brewing spicy herbal tonics in the Rogue Valley since 2000, is pleased to announce the successful anniversary of the Chai Hut. To celebrate, the Chai Hut is extending winter hours and offering stellar discounts on mugs of chai in the Café.

The public space of the Chai Hut opened in October of 2006, with a mini dorm fridge and a few upside down shipping boxes for tables. In January, as the result of community demand, the Chai Hut evolved into the Food Artisans Gallery and Café.
Michael O’Shea was hired as a manager and since that time the Chai Hut Food Artisans Gallery and Café has evolved into an Ashland “must see” for tourists and a regular
stop for locals. Highlights include public viewing of the brewery, so people get a real feel for all aspects of food manufacturing, samples of all Heartsong products, free wi-fi, a public computer, and the opportunity to learn about other regional organic foods and the artists who create them.

New to the store in time for the holidays are Artisana Nut Butters, from Berkely California, Living Tea Kombucha from right here in the Rogue Valley and shots of E3 Live, a liquid version of Klamath Blue Green Algae. Art in the form of aprons, shopping bags, and kitchen towels is available from Reclamation Goods, a local company specializing in handmade recycled kitchen arts. The Chai Hut also sells a variety of CDs, as good music is essential in the making of good food. New this month, the Heartsong Pepper Brews are on tap at the Chai Hut, so people can bring clean love jugs back for refill, reducing packaging waste and saving money.

The Heartsong Herbal Brewing Company has been in high demand this summer, serving tea at festivals and launching a real beverage production facility. In June, the Mate Fire, a unique combination of cranberries, Serrano peppers and yerba mate, was unleashed and received with record sales. In July, Heartsong served the Oregon Country Fair for the first year, selling out of everything by Sunday afternoon. By the end of August, the production facility was successfully integrated and brewing 100-gallon batches began, a step up from traditional stovetop 10-gallon batches. In September, the company launched a beautifully redesigned package for the Heartsong Chai Spice Blend Boxes. In October, Northwest Natural Food
Distribution, a Eugene based natural foods distributor picked up the entire line of Heartsong products, greatly expanding access to Heartsong products in Oregon. Northwest Natural Foods also represents several Southern Oregon companies including Pickled Planet Raw Sauerkraut, Katrina’s Salsa, and Rising Sun Farms.

The Chai Hut is located at 2220 Ashland Street in Ashland in a building that looks strangely like a Pizza Hut.

The hours of operation are:Wednesday through Saturday from 8am to 8pm and Sundays from 10-5.
The Chai Hut is closed Mondays and Tuesdays for production. The Chai Hut is also available for rent for meetings, music, and other functions. Please call the Chai Hut at 541-488-5614
for more info and details.