Chai Tea Benefits – Why Drink Chai Tea?

Even though Chai is a known health beverage from India, the energetic qualities can be broken down using the lens of Chinese Medicine. The main four ingredients are  Ginger, Cardamom, Clove and Cinnamon.  According to Chinese herbal medicine, these herbs warm the interior and tonify the yang. The yang energy warms the lower belly and fires up the digestive system. Black tea, milk and honey sweeten, fill out and smooth the flavor. The black tea provides a caffeine boost. Drinking Chai is a direct delivery system to generate interior warmth which, is of course energetically ideal during colder times of the year.

A Winter Warmer

Having a pot of Chia on the stove during the cold winter months spices up the a drab interior of the home as well. The aroma of the cimmamon, cardomom and anise are like a delicious potpourri.

 

Chai Tea Recipe: Superb Chai Tea Blend

In a soup pot add 2 quarts of water add the Chai and bring the blend  to a simmer for 5 min. Then strain the tea into another pot, add milk, honey and black tea to your preference and enjoy! Let the Chai tea blend sit the stove and add more water when you want another brew. Typically each batch of Chai herbs can be brewed three to four times.

Star Anise  5 pieces
Orange Peel 1 tsp
Orange Peel 1 tsp
Ginger 1 Tbs
Cardamom 12 – 20 pods (crushed open)
Fennel 1 tsp
Clove 4 – 6 whole cloves
Cinnamon 1 Tbs 0r 1-2 sticks
Black Pepper 1 tsp
Licorice 1 1/2 tsp ground

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