Chai Tea

Brew some Chai for an Ayurvedic High

November 26th, 2020

Steep Yourself Deliciously in Ayurvedic History

Evolving over thousands of years, masala chai, or “spiced tea,” has become wildly popular in tea houses and around kitchen tables the world over. As India’s most beloved spiced tea, traditional lore recounts that this revered beverage’s history started in an ancient royal court. Some legends tout that masala chai was created 9,000 years ago! Though discrepancies exist as to whether the court resided in what is now India, or whether masala chai’s origins are Thai, the story goes that a king was responsible for its creation because he wanted a cleansing, energizing beverage.

Fun fact: Chai was originally crafted without the inclusion of caffeinated tea leaves!

Buddha Teas Chai’s Benefits Include the Power of Black Tea

Chai Tea

If you’re an avid tea drinker, you probably are aware of the many benefits that black tea has to offer, least of which may be that it contains less caffeine than coffee, while providing antioxidant properties that support the body’s overall well-being. Add to this the organic traditional Indian herbs and spices we include in Buddha Teas Chai blend, and this becomes one special brew you’ll want to check out.

“Chai is my favorite blend of black tea. I have tasted quite a few interpretations of Chai, and Buddha Tea's blend is my favorite! I brew it strong, and add sugar and evaporated milk. Delicious!” –Lynn

Ayurvedic Chai Latte Recipe

We’ve tried the recipe ourselves and love this version! Our Chai Latte recipe provides a healthy, decadent-tasting warm drink for a winter brew you’ll appreciate in the coming months.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 Buddha Teas Chai tea bags
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • ¾ cup hot organic milk (your choice)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (or to desired sweetness)
  • Dash of sifted nutmeg and cinnamon for garnish

Preparation for Chai Latte (10-15 minutes)

Buddha Teas Chai Tea
  1. Heat water to boiling. Simultaneously heat your preferred milk to a simmer to avoid burning.
  2. Steep Chai in hot water, 3-5 minutes, longer if you prefer a stronger flavor.
  3. Once the Chai has steeped, mixed in the maple syrup.
  4. Combine with hot milk, and froth if you have a milk frother or steamer.
  5. Garnish with grated nutmeg and cinnamon.
  6. Enjoy immediately, as this drink cools quickly.

Try Making Lattes with Other Organic Black Teas

Earl Grey

Earl Grey Tea

Our Earl Grey Tea tastes so smooth and pure because unlike some Earl Grey teas that contain “other natural flavors,” we include only: organic black tea & essential bergamot oil.

Oolong Tea

Oolong Tea

If you’re not familiar with the unique, otherworldly taste sensation of our Oolong Tea, you are in for a treat! This splendid tea is crafted with semi-oxidized leaves, and a shorter preparation time, which gives it a fresh, luxurious floral taste, along with an irresistible aroma. This tea likes to be steeped with water heated to under a boil, about 185° F.

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