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SPICY HERB CHAI

BLEND No.10
Loose leaf herbal tea by medical herbalist Cindy Ledgerwood
A spicy chai tea with the herbal goodness of meadowsweet.
5.99 GBP

SPICY HERB CHAI

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SPICY HERB CHAI • caddy

Loose tea in our chic cardboard carton. Ideal for presentation, gift or storage: 50 cups (70g).

£7.99

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SPICY HERB CHAI • regular pack

Loose tea in a resealable pack. Refill your caddy! 50 cups (70g).

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SPICY HERB CHAI • large pack

Loose tea in a resealable pack. Perfect for caterers and tea devotees: 400 cups (500g).

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BENEFITS OF SPICY HERB CHAI

Our Spicy Herb Chai Tea is a caffeine-free, healthy alternative to chai latte, combining herbs and spices in a tasty infusion that can be enjoyed at any time of day. A touch of ginger and pepper give it an energising kick, and the digestive benefit of cinnamon and cloves make it a great after-dinner drink. It’s also wonderfully warming on cold days.

 

What’s more, the spices in herb chai are also prized in traditional medicine for their anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, including pain relief. Meadowsweet with its potent salicylic acid inspired the invention of modern aspirin. I’ve found Spicy Herb Chai a highly popular tea for those with arthritis, migraines, tummy woes (such as acid reflux) and rheumatism.

Our tea blend

When I was living in Delhi, my favourite chai wallah told me his secret recipe for his amazing chai. Back in the UK, I looked for a chai tea to warm me up in the winter months, and also help with tummy problems. Chai in India is brewed with black tea base, so I used meadowsweet as a caffeine-free alternative, as it soothes the stomach and has a delightfully deep soothing taste. The fragrant flower has a sweet, heady scent (traditionally used to flavour mead) which combines perfectly with Eastern aromatics and spicy pepper. This herb chai will tantalize your tastebuds. An energizing infusion to enjoy at any time.

 

ingredients

Meadowsweet, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves

 

Great Taste Award 2014

Black Pepper

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Cardamom

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Cinnamon

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Cloves

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Ginger

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Fresh ginger is so rich in vitamin C that 5th century Chinese mariners ate it to ward off scurvy.

Meadowsweet

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Beer was traditionally made from meadowsweet, as it calms the stomach. When the church found that hops made people sleep, beer production changed to hops – to keep the masses quiet!
Meadowsweet contains the same chemical compounds as aspirin. However, unlike aspirin, it protects the stomach, so protects against gastric bleeding.



how to brew loose leaf teahow to enjoy our tea

Our Spicy Herb Chai can be enjoyed hot or iced at any time of day. Infuse for 2-3 minutes, and add milk and sweeten with honey to taste.

 

Tip: Try 1 mug before or after meals as a digestif.

 

Use this fragrant herb-spice mix in cooking.

 

 

More about chai tea culture

According to legend, chai tea, sometimes known as ‘masala tea’, was invented by an Indian king as a healing drink. It has close links to the Ayurvedic tradition of alternative medicine, and its popularity has spread throughout the world.

 

In South Asia today, you can buy a fragrant cup of masala chai from street vendors called chai wallahs – it’s almost as popular as coffee.

 

There are thousands of different recipes for chai tea. All chai in India is brewed with black tea as a base. In Kashmir, gunpowder green tea is used instead. Our delicious new recipe uses meadowsweet.

 

medical herb Research

Here’s an overview of the traditional medicine uses of meadowsweet

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Reviews

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Lovely woodies taste
"This tea tastes so different from any other I have tried. I love it. I have only started using it. I am taking one cup a day.

Love the flavour it is ideal for this time of year and I love breathing in smell of the tea before each sip I take. "
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Review by Hazel / (Posted on 22/11/2017)
Certainly stops a Headache
I had a headache that had gone on all day, reaching the point where I had also started to feel nauseous, Two cups of Herbal Chai later and within 15 minutes the Headache was gone. Fantastic ...
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Review by Lesley Kelly / (Posted on 22/11/2017)

Drinking our tea is not a substitute for seeing a doctor.