Thé Chaï aux Epices
Clove, ginger, cinnamon & orange
Blend of Chinese black teas with whole cloves, green cardamom pods, ginger bits and cinnamon sticks with orange peels.
Perfect for chaï.
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HOW TO PREPARE
85 to 90°C
We recommend a water temperature in between 85 to 90°C (185-194°F)
It is the standard time for infusion, but you can adapt it according to your taste
When to drink ?
Better in the morning
Dosage2g per cup
To learn more...
History of Chaï tea
Do you know Chai tea? This delicious spicy tea that has been in the news for the last few years, and yet it is not new!
Chai Tea is a tea of Indian origin, moreover the word "Chai" means "Tea" in Hindi language. This word is derived from the Persian word "Chay", itself originating from the Mandarin "Cha".
Its recipe would have been elaborated about 5000 years ago! Traditionally, this slightly sweet drink was made of spices infused in water. Chai has its origins in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicine that uses it for the benefits of its spices. The mixture of traditional Indian spices is called "masala".
But then how did the recipe for Chai made from black tea come about?
If the culture of tea in India is part of the recent history of the country, it is now one of the main producers of tea with famous teas such as Assam tea or Darjeeling. Little by little, black tea has entered the making of this traditional recipe and this is how Masala Chai was born.
According to Indian tradition, Chai is prepared by decoction. The tea leaves are left to infuse for a while in boiling water, with the addition of milk, sugar and, of course, spices!
The preparation is then filtered to separate the liquid from the residues of tea and spices.
Traditionally, Chai latte is served in the same way as Moroccan tea: with large up and down gestures to oxidize the drink.
In India this drink is consumed by everyone, regardless of social class and occasion. In the street, in the houses but also during weddings and even religious ceremonies.
Today this drink is known by different names: Chai, Chai Tea, Masala Chai or Chai Latte... all mean the same thing!
How to prepare Chai tea
How to prepare this spicy black tea so that it releases all the splendor of its aromas? It is simple:
We advise you to let 2 grams of tea infuse for 3 minutes in simmering water between 85 and 90°C.
But we can never repeat it enough: the secret of a good tea is to enjoy it first! You can shorten this time if you prefer a lighter taste, or lengthen it for a more intense result.
Traditionally the Chaï Latte is served with a cloud of milk and is slightly sweetened. Add milk foam and sprinkle with a little cinnamon for a delicious Chai Latte!
Benefits of Chai tea
The traditional Indian medicine: Ayurveda, is based on the principle of harmony of body and mind. It is very complementary to Yoga.
Ayurvedic medicine is based on the theory of the 5 elements: Ether, Air, Water, Earth and Fire. All these elements form the universe. The main techniques used are massages and the science of plants.
Ayurveda is known for its many benefits: the calming of the body and mind, the improvement of blood circulation, the elimination of toxins and the improvement of energy circulation.
Chaï is made of multiple spices with impressive virtues, that's why it is used a lot in ayurvedic medicine!
And yes, our Chaï tea with spices contains :
Black tea: very rich in polyphenols with antioxidant powers, it is a great ally against cell aging.
Whole cloves: known for their antiseptic and analgesic virtues, cloves are perfect for treating many infections such as cystitis. It especially helps to reduce digestive system disorders and even nausea.
Green cardamom pods: Known for its special flavor, cardamom is widely used in Indian and Oriental cuisine. It also contributes to digestive comfort and is a source of calcium, magnesium and vitamins.
Pieces of ginger: Another concentrate of antioxidants and a powerful anti-inflammatory. It is often used for its action on intestinal transit, blood circulation and is a real boost for the immune system.
Cinnamon: Known to be an ally against diabetes, cinnamon helps regulate blood glucose and cholesterol levels. It also helps to reduce blood pressure. Finally, it also has a strong antioxidant power.
And orange peels: Rich in pectin, they are also a good element to regulate the blood sugar level. They are also very rich in vitamins and boost the immune system, perfect to face the winter!
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The opinions of our customers
Anonymous A. published the 31/01/2024 following an order made on 18/01/2024
Parfums et saveurs au rendez-vous
Anonymous A. published the 06/12/2023 following an order made on 22/11/2023
Nicolas M. published the 17/11/2023 following an order made on 02/11/2023
conforme à ce que j'attendais
Huguette C. published the 17/11/2023 following an order made on 04/11/2023
Excellent produit, conditionnement top, garde bien toutes les saveurs, livraison rapide
Pascaline M. published the 12/11/2023 following an order made on 31/10/2023
Un thé original, très épicé! Subtile mélange