Have you noticed the CRAZE surrounding chai? Maybe you are a chai connoisseur yourself! Well - what is NOT to love about chai: a spicey, sweet, and aromatic tea that sends one's tastebuds into the pleasure stratosphere. The journey for the best chai is one that many have set themselves upon. But were you aware of the health benefits a good quality chai can do for you? Let's talk about the spices that form the western ideal of chai and how they benefit our bodies!
A brief explanation of Chai
In languages all over the world, "chai" is the literal translation for the English word "tea." In China, where tea originated, it's cha. So simply put: chai means tea. In the western world/America - it refers to a specific tea blend. This blend typically includes: a black tea, cardamom, and cinnamon. Lotus Gypsy Chai's specifically have: Assam black tea, and depending upon which blend you get (saffron, rose, mint or vanilla), a few other flavorful and wellness promoting herbs.
The base Chai ingredients healing virtues
Assam Black Tea - improves blood circulation, anti-oxidant, calming, good for oral health and fighting cavaties
Cardamom - anti-microbial, anti-asthmatic, fights various dental diseases, improves blood circulation, soothes soar throats, nausea and vomiting, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic
Cinnamon - anti-inflammatory, lowers blood sugar, promotes oral hygiene (and good breath), protects brain function, lowers cancer risk,
So not only is chai delicious - it can make a positive impact on your health! A chai made with quality, organic ingredients is a must!
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