Indian chai has been around for centuries, with some dates even equating to over 5000 years ago. Originally chai was used as a medicine and method of healing, but has now become an increasingly popular drink around the world.

As time passed on, Chai has moved from being a healing drink, to a drink that was only prepared for royalty, taking huge amounts of time to produce and prepare.

Chai is the Indian word for describing “Indian-style tea”, made from a mixture of tea leaves and milk fused with Indian spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, clove, black pepper, nutmeg, ginger and fennel.

Traditionally over the year’s chai has been made with black tea, but now works equally as well with green, red and yerba tea, proving its versatility.

Compared with traditional English tea, chai has a stronger and more unique flavour. Chai powder produces the upmost beautiful taste, and is ideal for a gentle “pick me up”, that will help to energise you throughout the day.

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Not only does it taste great, but it has also has a plethora of health benefits! The tea leaves used are bursting with antioxidants, which are known for promoting good health. These are found in all tea leaves, whether you choose black, green, red or yerba tea.

But it does not stop there. Polyphenols, a natural plant compound found in tea, has been used on numerous occasions in scientific research, to help aid cardiovascular health, provide protection against Alzeheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease! The spices contained in Indian Chai also have their own benefits, used across the world for thousands of years!

Coffee will always remain popular within our daily routines, but from time to time, why not try an alternative?

The Cheshire Coffee Company have chosen the finest, most authentic chai powders, that bring you the warming and traditional flavour that you can only get in a cup of chai tea. These powders bring you a magical blend of ginger, cinnamon and clove flavours to produce a special chai aroma.

With only 150 calories per drink, what have you been waiting for?

Researched and written by Red Cow Media