Chai Masala is a traditional blend of Indian teas, herbs and spices, combined with milk (of any type). In India chai is more popular than drinking coffee or any other type of tea. The wonderful, aromatic combination of the various spices has many medicinal properties and creates a great blend in which the flavors and aromas of all the spices are perfectly balanced. There are different types of chai teas but most of the differences between them vary according to which types and amounts of spices are blended together.
Adanim’s Chai Infusions are based on a combination of cinnamon, ginger, licorice, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, fragrant rose, star anise and nutmeg. There are many virtues to the spices in Chai Tea including helping to regulate the digestive system, blood flow and the Chi (one’s vital energy). Chai tea is also known to prevent phlegm (in which case it is recommended to drink the Chai without milk). It warms the body and relieves colds and winter chills. The scent of spices like cinnamon and cardamom wake up the senses and arouse passion.
CLASSIC INDIAN CHAI – WITH BLACK TEA
The Authentic Variety of Chai Masala is based on organic black tea. Black tea contains caffeine by nature and it is therefore recommended to drink it in the morning and afternoon. The taste of Chai Masala is balanced with the natural bitterness that exists in black tea. This is a classic blend of unique spices with tea.
Average amount of caffeine per cup: 45 mg.
SWEETENED CHAI – BASED ON ROOIBOS
Rooibos, known as red tea, is the national drink of South Africa. Its color is wine red and it has a dominant taste with a subtle sweetness. Unlike green and black tea, rooibos does not contain caffeine at all, but is very rich in antioxidants. It has a sweet base with a touch of spiciness that is most suitable for those who do not like the bitter taste which exists naturally in black tea. Chai Masala Rooibos is an ideal substitute for those who want to avoid coffee and any type of caffeine. Rooibos is known to help regulate the digestive system.
Average amount of caffeine per cup: 0 mg
FRAGRANT ROSE CHAI – SOLD LOSE BY WEIGHT
The classic Chai blend, based on organic black tea mixed with extra fragrant roses. It contains caffeine and is recommended for drinking in the morning or afternoon. Most enjoyable for those who love to feel, touch and smell all the ingredients.
Put a flat teaspoon of the mixture in a teapot with a strainer, bring to a boil and add milk.
Average amount of caffeine per cup: 45 mg
STRENGTHENING CHAI BASED ON TURMERIC
Caffeine-free, Turmeric-Based Masala, blends wonderfully with the rest of the spices and adds a hearty aroma and a bright yellow color to the tea. The yellow color source is from the active ingredient in curcumin. Curcumin (or turmeric as it’s also called) is an anti-inflammatory spice.
Popular in Indian cuisine, turmeric is also used as a base for making the familiar Indian curry spice. It is considered sacred in Indian culture and is used in various religious and spiritual ceremonies. According to Ayurveda theory, turmeric is used for treating coughs and the respiratory system. Ground turmeric can also be used directly on wounds and cuts to disinfect them.
Adanim Chai Masala Turmeric also contains black pepper which in combination with turmeric has been shown to help the bioavailability of curcumin in the body.