Shady Gables

Tearoom & Gift Gallery

Chai Selections

Chai is so prevalent in India and Sri Lanka that it could be called the “National Drink”. It is very common to see the “Tea Wadis” serving their chai to the walk-by traffic. In North America we have the coffee carts, in the sub-continent and Sri Lanka you have the “Wadis”.  Paint the following picture in your mind… The tea wadis cart has a well-used look (bashed and dented) often with a charcoal fire going, keeping the water boiling so steam and smoke are rising, an old evaporated milk can full of sugar, another bashed and dented can with the masala chai spices, an eclectic collection of semi-clean mugs and glasses and a wizened chai expert deftly pouring back and forth from great heights, tea with milk and spices, combining the ingredients. Once combined it is normal to add a fantastic amount of sugar for that real chai experience!


The word “chai” literally means tea. Often lower quality tea is used to make chai as it is thought the spices will cover up any deficiencies in the tea. We do not believe in this and prefer our chai tea be made from highest quality spices and High Grown Ceylon tea. The quality of the tea elevates this chai to a new level.


Chocolate Chai:  A happy marriage of chocolate and chai.


Indian Spice Chai:  This is a robust tea with strong Indian “Masala” chai spice notes.


Indian Summer Chai:  Surprising and unique blend of summer strawberry harvest and chai.


Ozark Autumn Chai:   Cozy chai with the unmistakable flavor of fresh, ripe Ozark apples.


Pumpkin Chai:   Warming and comforting in the chai tradition with pumpkin ghoulish notes.

Make your reservations today!

Reservations are required for our tea meals and are taken by telephone only.  You are invited to experience the serenity we have prepared for you!  Call now to reserve a table for your next tea party!

(573) 378-2740

Call or email us for more information. Reservations are taken by telephone only!

Hours of Operation

OPEN: By reservation only. Typically Tea Room reservations are taken between the hours of 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.