I can assure you that our Buds & Beads Cuddle-me Chai loose leaf tea is just as good as a warm cuddle. But seriously, our unique blend of black tea, cardamom, ginger, black peppercorns, bay leaves, cinnamon, fennel seeds and star anise, is the perfect remedy for the cooler months ahead and the bonus is, it’s packed with so much goodness!
Let’s get the low down on Chai
Chai tea is a spiced black tea that originated in India and has become increasingly popular around the world. The name “chai” is actually the Hindi word for “tea”, which was derived from “cha”, the Chinese word for “tea”. The health benefits of chai tea include:
- Antioxidant properties: The black tea used in chai tea contains antioxidants that help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals. Additionally, some of the spices used in chai tea, such as ginger, star anise and cinnamon, are also rich in antioxidants, while fennel seeds are great for promoting healthy skin.
- Digestive health: Many of the spices used in chai tea, such as ginger and cardamom, have been traditionally used to promote digestive health. These spices can help alleviate digestive issues such as bloating, nausea, and stomach cramps.
- Anti-inflammatory properties: Some of the spices used in chai tea, such as ginger and cloves, have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is a natural response of the body to injury or infection, but chronic inflammation has been linked to a variety of health problems, including cancer and heart disease.
- Immune system support: the spices in Cuddle-me Chai, have been specifically used for their immune-boosting properties. These spices may help support the immune system and protect against infections.
- Energy and mental focus: Chai tea contains caffeine, which can provide a natural energy boost and improve mental focus. Additionally, some of the spices used in chai tea, such as cinnamon and cardamom, have been traditionally used to improve cognitive function and memory.
How much caffeine is in Chai Tea?
The amount of caffeine in chai tea can vary depending on the specific type and brand of tea, as well as the preparation method. A typical cup of chai tea made with black tea can contain around 25-50 milligrams of caffeine per 250ml serving. This is roughly one-third to one-half the amount of caffeine in a typical cup of coffee, which can contain around 95 milligrams of caffeine per 250ml serving.
It's also important to note that the potential health benefits of chai tea may vary depending on the specific ingredients used and the amount consumed. Additionally, some powdered chai tea may contain added sugar or other ingredients that can negate some of the health benefits, so we always recommend choosing a premium loose leaf chai.
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