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Hot, creamy, spicy, sensuous chai meets Oregon’s luscious rainforest in Portland Chai. Steep in the ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and cacao - yes, cacao - with a little mylk and honey ...and is that rosemary!? And voila: 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 Portland Chai have been traditionally used to warm and soothe, and to aid circulation, digestion and inflammation. The lush quality of Portland 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. Rooibos is another important part of the base, which Dr. Humaira Quraishi explains tells us contains 50% more antioxidants than green tea, and has cardiovascular and digestive properties. 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. Rosemary has traditionally been used to relax the muscles and increase blood flow and circulation to the head according to The Naturopathic HerbalistPepper  is mentioned by The Naturopathic Herbalist as being a digestive aid, as is clove by Byron Herbalist. Finally, another familiar name might be: red clover. Dr. Marciano notes that red clover is useful for being phytoestrogenic and for its mineral constituents.


 

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 portland chai

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  • ginger, cinnamon, cacao, cardamom, rooibos, rosemary, red clover, clove, nutmeg, black pepper

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