Khoj Karana Chai

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Our Chai Night WINNING BLEND!!

Sarah Cimino held the winning blend and we proudly bring you her Khoj Karana Chai. I thought it would be nice to share a small story about the lady behind this well-balanced and flavoursome Chai; Sarah has kindly written a little something about herself -

“I’m 25, married to a tea lover and living the dream on the beautiful South Coast. I grew up enjoying the daily afternoon ritual of tea served in fine bone china over lace table cloths (my favourite being a strong earl grey with a dash of milk!). It wasn’t until my late teens that I first discovered my love of masala chai! While trekking the Himalayas, I was offered a delicious blend prepared for and shared with any traveller who was passing by. This experience taught me there is always so much to discover with tea, not just in the blend itself but in the company it’s shared with. And that’s really what it’s all about! - Sarah Cimino”

Discover an ancient healing wisdom, passed down through generations, once found in the aromas of the Himalayan Mountains. Discover a medley of herbs and spices, masterfully blended with robust, full-bodied tea from the fields of Sri Lanka. Discover, Khoj Karana Chai.

  • Sri Lankan black tea, Organic ginger, Organic cinnamon, Organic cardamom, Organic clove, Organic star anise, Organic star anise, organic black pepper.

    Properties of Ingredients:

    Cinnamon is used to warm the body and may assist in improving circulation. It may also help with bloating and prevent infection due to a natural antiseptic compound found in the bark.

    Ginger has been an important herb in many ancient traditional medicines and one we have all come to know and love. The most notable; is remedy for easing nausea, vomiting and upset stomach. Ginger is also a warming herb and as an herbal infusion may assist in relieving cold and flu symptoms, joint pain and poor circulation.

    Cloves (especially the oil), holds a compound called ‘eugenol’ which has mild antiseptic properties that may have the potential to fight bacteria and viruses. When steeped in hot water cloves may assist with stomach discomfort, toothache and indigestion.

    They call it the “queen of spices”, used as a digestive tonic for thousands of years. Cardamom “warms” and stimulates digestion and may ease stomach pain. It can also be useful as a carminative and energy booster.

    This herb has carminative (gas-relieving), and diuretic properties. In traditional medicine, it has been used to help to treat upset stomachs and toothaches.

    Black pepper is high in antioxidants and contains a volatile oil that causes the herb to have a warming effect on your digestive and circulatory systems. It may help to relieve stomach ache, nausea and bloating.

  • Water temperature is vital for achieving best flavour from your tea! Black tea with spice’s needs hot water to extract all those wonderful flavours and oils. Boiling water is a must for this colourful tea.

    • 1 tsp per 250ml water
    • 100 degree Celsius (need to know how to get the sign) (Bring cold spring water to a boil and pour into teapot. Add chai immediately)
    • Brew 2-4 minutes
    • Add sweetener of your choice (If desired)
  • I normally add an extra teaspoon of chai when using milk.

    • Bring 250ml of fresh spring water to the boil and add 3-4tsp of chai tea, brew for 4 minutes.

    • On the stove, heat 250ml of milk of your choice (I use the Bon Soy brand) on low heat.

    • Once brewed, add your tea infused water to the milk (tea leaves and all) and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

    • Strain into a teapot or straight into your drinking cup.

    • Add 2 heaped tsp of a sweetener of your choice or to desired taste (I love to use honey).

    If you want to try and do what the Chai Wallah’s do in India, pour the chai back and forth (from pot to teapot), aerating the chai is said to help bring out the flavour of the spices.

Category: tea

Type: Chai

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