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Masala Chai

Masala Chai

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Masala means “spice” in sanskrit and this traditionally spiced chai will not disappoint!  With the flavorful Assam black tea as a base, combined with a large dose of Ayurvedic spices such as ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom, this tea is an energizing union that will surely get your blood flowing, your mind sharp, and your digestion in action as you start your day!

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Description

  • Energizes the body
  • Awakens the mind
  • Increases digestion
  • Promotes healthy circulation
  • Warms the system
  • Delivers a small amount of caffeine without intense energy spikes and crashes
  • Healthy alternative to coffee and other highly caffeinated beverages

Ayurvedic Effects

  • Ushna Virya (heating formula)
  • Vata ↑*
  • Pitta ↑**
  • Kapha ↓

*Balanced Vata types can enjoy in moderation if there is not a caffeine sensitivity.  For a caffeine-free chai, try our Ayurvedic Spiced Chai!

**Balanced Pitta types can enjoy in moderation during the cooler seasons.

Contraindications

This tea contains naturally occurring caffeine and should be avoided by anyone with a caffeine sensitivity or high Vata (insomnia, nervous system disorder, hyperactivity, etc).  This tea is best for Kapha types but can be enjoyed in moderation by balanced Vata or Pitta types.   

Always check with your doctor before taking herbs if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, currently on any medications, or experiencing any severe illnesses.

General Directions

Bring 1 cup of water and 1 cup of milk or milk substitute to just below a boil. Add in 2 tablespoons of the tea and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the preferred flavor has been reached. Strain
into a mug, let cool slightly, and add in honey if desired.

Alternatively one can use 1½ cups of water and ½ cup of milk or milk substitute for a slightly less creamy, but still delicious cup of chai.  This variation is perfect for Kapha types!

Ingredients

Assam Black Tea, Shunti (Ginger), Tvak (Cinnamon), Maricha (Black Pepper), Ela (Cardamom), Star Anise, Lavanga (Clove)

*Handcrafted with 100% Organic Ingredients

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