Although it is now in fashion, and not something new, the chai tea tradition originated in India. It was born in the 19th century when the English wanted to plant tea in their Indian colonies, so as to avoid the tea monopoly of China.
The Indian Culture had a taste for well-seasoned foods, which made people add the typical spices of the area where they lived.
Thus, Chai Tea was born. Typical Speasonings of chai include cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom, and more! This is a gorgeous Deep Brown tea and it boasts a whole wallop of spice!
The base of chai is traditionally black tea, but we prefer the Rooibos, which has a similar flavor and much less caffeine and tannins.
This is the NEW standard for Chai Tea! “Diverse-a-Chai” your tea portfolio, and add this variation to your pantry!
- Roasted Dandelion Root
- Black Pepper
What Do We Mean by Tea?
When most people think of “tea” they think of black tea or green tea prepared with leaves and shoots of the Camellia sinensis plant. Herbal Teas, however, can be an infusion or blend of various leaves, fruits, bark, roots, or flowers from any number of thousands of species of delicious or healthful plants. At our Core, we are an Herb Company and we LOVE HERBAL TEAS!
Benefits of Herbal Tea Over Traditional Tea
- Herbal teas can showcase countless examples of fragrances, flavors, and health benefits.
- Everything in excess is bad – even caffeine. One of the great benefits of herbal tea is that almost all of them are Caffeine Free! By switching from Green or Black Tea to Herbal Tea, you will be one step closer to a more balanced life.
- Many Herbal Teas are Infused with plants that host a myriad of Medicinal Benefits! Who says you can’t have fun and feel good doing it!
How do you make good tea?
Weigh the amount of tea to be used, the ratio is 1 gram of tea for every 70 or 80 ml of water.
Place the leaves or the teabag in the cup or teapot.
Add the hot water to the leaves or tea bag at the appropriate temperature for the type of tea to be prepared.
Let the leaves or tea bag stand for the appropriate time for that type of tea and then remove the leaves from contact with water to avoid over-infusing the tea.
Common Mistakes when preparing a cup of tea
Adding too little tea to the amount of water to be prepared.
Leaving the tea in contact with water for too long, which will give us a more bitter infusion.
Thinking that we can give more flavor by leaving the leaves to infuse for a longer time in warmer water, we will only have more bitterness and dryness in the mouth.
Adding water that is too hot
Are there correct ways to drink tea?
A pure traditionalist would say to never add anything to the tea and never drink it with a large meal. Yeah…pure traditionalists are pretty boring.
We say drink your tea any way you like. Add a little stevia, sugar, honey, or agave to sweeten it. Put in a splash of milk or cream to make it rich and luxurious. Drink it hot. Drink it cold. Heck, make popsicles if you like!
Teas are wonderful no matter how you drink them. Make it as fun or traditional as you want. Life is too short to not enjoy your tea!
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