What is Organic Chai?
Chai, meaning “tea” in the Hindi language is a blend of spiced tea that includes black tea leaves often mixed with spices (such as cinnamon, black peppercorns, and ginger).
Organic Chai tea refers to the use of tea that was cultivated, grown and processed without the use of chemical fertilizers, artificial agents or pesticides. This also includes inspections of the farm or factory under USDA Organic Certification.
Benefits & Ingredients
Because Chai is a tea blended from different ingredients, there are plenty of great benefits that individuals may experience. For example, Chai tea is commonly purported to aid with digestion, and its high antioxidant content has been shown in some studies to reduce inflammation, improve cardiovascular health, and more.
Tea leaves contain powerful antioxidants and give anti-viral properties.
Ginger is often used to reduce inflammation but can also be used to treat colds and sore throats.
Cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that also has antibacterial properties, providing a relaxing feeling to the body. For those suffering from PMS (premenstrual syndrome), cinnamon is known for treating that also.
Cardamom is known to boost one’s immune system and is often used as a detox, providing health benefits of its own.
Fennel seeds are commonly used to reduce stomach bloating but are also helpful for reducing the pain caused by menstrual cramps.
Pepper is a natural antibacterial agent that, like tea, is full of antioxidants.Clove is the only ingredient in chai that does not help digestion, but it is a natural anti-fungal agent.