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This is the people’s chai. It’s made for you. (Literally.) It’s hot, creamy, spicy and sensuous with that caffeine zing of rounded Assam. Steep in the ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, assam, and cacao - yes, cacao - with a little mylk and honey and you have the best chai you’ve ever sipped. 

 

Use 1-2 tsps of chai per 8 ounces of ½ mylk, ½ water at 212°F

Stir vigorously with a tsp of honey

Strain if desired*

                                                      *But I like that thick chai bottom!

 

Want to know more about the ingredients? Here’s how some of them are traditionally used around the world:

 

The ingredients in Folk Chai have been traditionally used to warm, soothe and stimulate; and to aid circulation, digestion and inflammation. The lush quality of Folk Chai is rooted in creamy cacao, which the Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity journal published as having high levels of antioxidants which can enhance energy levels, be anti-inflammatory and dilate blood vessels - which unveils a more traditional use of cacao: being an aphrodisiac. Assam is another important part of the base -it’s the full body behind this tea. Assam (Camellia Sinensis Assamica) is a black tea grown in India. An incredible and well-known plant, there are innumerable studies on the plant’s potent properties. An article in the National Library of Medicine, written by Singh BN (et. al.) says that Black tea leaves are reported to contain thousands of bioactive constituents such as polyphenols, amino acids, volatile compounds, and alkaloids that exhibit a range of promising pharmacological properties. Due to strong antioxidant property, black tea inhibits the development of various cancers by regulating oxidative damage of biomolecules. Needless to say, it’s a powerhouse of a plant. Our trusty ginger is in the mix, and is used for rejuvenation, pain and inflammation alleviation, as well as a cramping aid according to The California College of Ayurveda. The Naturopathic Herbalist describes cinnamon as being chiefly employed for its smooth muscles relaxing effects which acts systemically and is thus useful in the treatment of hypertension, and dysmenorrhea. Herbalist Jon Keyes also talks about cardamom which he says improves digestion, cardiovascular health, stimulates blood circulation, is gently uplifting, warming and antidepressant,and  is antispasmodic for cramping. He also mentions nutmeg as a circulatory stimulant. Pepper is mentioned by The Naturopathic Herbalist as being a digestive aid, as is clove by Byron Herbalist.


 

Everything you put in your body has an effect on you. Folk Tea suggests that you consult with a qualified healthcare professional before using herbal products, particularly if you take other medications, or if you are nursing, pregnant, or expecting to become pregnant.  

 

This information is for education purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration

thick bottom folk chai

$6.00Price
  • ginger, cinnamon, cacao, cardamom, assam, clove, nutmeg, black pepper

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