You already know that a lovely cup of flavoursome chai is delicious, but did you know it is great for your health?
Unfortunately there are many chais out there which are full of sugar and empty calories, mainly in the form of ‘lattes’. Beware! as many of these ‘chai lattes’ contain as much sugar as a can of coca-cola!
Here at The Chai Room we blend our own fresh spices, such as cardamon, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, pepper and star anise to add to our teas. There are no artificial ‘nasties’ in our chai blends because it's all sourced organically and personally made.
It’s all in the heavy blend of fragrant spices. They give a naturally sweet and delicious taste.
Black tea is loaded with polyphenols, is full of antioxidants and fights free radicals. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory star, as well as aiding digestion and improving circulation. Cardamon supports the immune system, and cinnamon has wonderful digestive properties and may help balance blood sugar. Cinnamon is also reputed to be an aphrodisiac!
It has also been suggested that chai has antibacterial and anti-cancer properties. Mostly thanks to the cardamon, cinnamon and ginger which are superfoods with high levels of antioxidants and phytochemicals with cancer-prevention properties.
All of those elements together create a winning cup of goodness that everyone should be drinking as it can improve your health, satisfy your taste buds and give you a wonderful sense of well-being. Oh, and a lot less caffeine too.
So replace one of your daily coffees with a chai – it can be just as convenient! Just pop a teaspoon or two of chai into a diffuser. Pour boiling water over the strainer, add a dash of milk if so desired, strain and serve!
For more tips on how to brew chai the traditional way, visit our website, or for an extra health kick try our Ginger Masala, our Turmeric & Raw Honey Chai, or our Turmeric & Coconut Nectar Chai. Or taste all 3!
Our blends at The Chai Room are made from the highest quality ingredients. And remember ‘A chai a day keeps the doctor away.’
NB: If you are pregnant or breast-feeding and unsure about any of the chai spices, please check with your doctor.