I warmly congratulate Chai Walli tea shop in Summer Hill, which has been awarded Micro Business of the Year at the India Australia Business & Community Awards.

The leader and founder of the business, Uppma Virdi, started Chai Walli out of a passion for natural and traditional tea recipes, even leaving her career as a lawyer to do so.

Her story is an inspiration.

She is a first generation Indian‑Australian migrant, and we are so lucky that she shares her family's recipes with our community.

Chai Walli is one of the 300 participants in the awards and its success is testament to the hard work of Uppma, her family and her staff. I congratulate the hardworking team. Georgina, Kayla, Krystal and Jake should be very proud of the work they do to create such a beloved and successful local business.