To create Chaikhana Chai Concentrate, fresh and organic ingredients are slow-brewed together in small batches. Organic tea, fresh organic ginger, crushed whole spices, real vanilla beans and organic (wild flower) honey ensure a rich infusion of flavor plus provide the good health benefits of chai that only real ingredients can offer.
Health benefits of Tea
Polyphenols are present in all tea leaves. Polyphenols contain plant compounds called flavonoids which are also found in grapes, walnuts, fruits, vegetables and herbs. A recent cardiovascular research study found that black tea reduced blood pressure in all participants. Those who drink 4 to 20 oz. of black tea per day had a reduced risk of developing high blood pressure and those who drank 12 or more oz. per day had half the risk of heart attack. Tea contains tannins which have a natural antiviral effect that helps to combat bacteria found in the mouth, reducing bad breath and cavities.
Health benefits of Cinnamon
Cinnamon cassia comes from the outer skin of an evergreen tall tree found in Asia. Components of this bark have various biological functions including anti-oxidant, anti-microbial, anti-inflammation, anti-diabetic and anti-tumor activity. Cinnamon has been proven effective in reducing inflammation. This action not only extends the life of healthy cells, but by inhibiting or reducing inflammation pathways, the formation or spread of cancer cells is decreased. Recent studies have determined that cinnamon helps to regulate the blood sugar level. This is beneficial not only for those suffering from diabetes or hypoglycemia, but for anyone who likes to maintain a stable energy flow. Cinnamon helps to reduce LDL “bad” cholesterol levels in the blood which may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Cinnamon has natural anti-infectious compounds which have been shown in studies to be effective against ulcer causing H.Pipylori bacteria and other pathogens.
Health benefits of Ginger-root
Ginger contains an anti-viral property combined with a natural warming capability. These two attributes enable it to provide assistance to the body in the fight against cold and flu symptoms. Ginger provides antiseptic lymph cleansing which warms the body and stimulates circulation. The warming action helps to move toxins out through perspiration and the digestive tract and assists the body’s immune system against ailments such as cold and flu viruses
Health benefits of Honey
Honey contains natural anti-bacterial properties and anti-oxidants. It acts as an anti-viral against cold and flu. Honey helps to reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders. More complex than typical sugars, honey allows the blood to remain at an even glycogen level. This enables the body to maintain a more level energy throughout the day.
Health Benefits of Cardamom
Typically categorized as a spice, cardamom is actually an herb. The warming properties of this ingredient can aid in digestion by increasing the movement of food thorough the digestion process and even easing stomach spasms. It is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and can help soothe a sore throat, calm a cough and generally ease the misery of a head cold. Cardamom has also been helpful with the treatment of stress and depression possibly because its unique aroma is both energizing and calming to the senses.
Health benefits of Warming Spices
Black Pepper Corns, Whole Allspice, Red Pepper and Cloves are all warming spices. Depending on which flavor, we use various amounts of each in the brew process of our chai concentrate. Black pepper is antibacterial in nature, and therefore helps to cure cold and cough. It also stimulates digestion and is helpful with extracting nutrients from food. The outermost layer of black pepper contains phytonutrients, which help to break down fat cells, and increases metabolism. Allspice and Cloves are similar to Cinnamon in many of their effects within the body. Their warming properties help to increase blood circulation which reduces aches and pains and lowers blood pressure. Allspice helps protect the gastrointestinal system and boost the immune system. Cloves help to protect the liver and keep blood sugar levels more even. Red pepper offers strong detox support and has anti-inflammatory properties. It also stimulates the digestive system with its warming effect.