Our Black Chai Tea (Masala Chai) is an exotic blend of aromatic Indian spices and the finest black tea available. Our traditional blend of aromatic spices supports digestion, improves circulation and is naturally rich in antioxidants.
What is in our traditional masala chai tea recipe?
Ingredients in our black chai tea:
- Black Tea
- Cardamom Pods
All ingredients are 100% certified organic.
The stimulating black tea is complemented with powerful cardamom pods and supplemented by other Indian spices such as cinnamon and clove. The black peppercorns and the ginger add some heat to the organic blend.
All in all it is an uplifting blend with a full taste and warming notes.
Store out of direct sunlight below 30°C.
How to brew black chai tea?
To brew the organic black chai as a normal tea:
- Use 1-2 teaspoons per measuring cup of fresh boiling water.
- Allow the masala tea to brew for five minutes.
- Enjoy black or with organic milk and honey.
If black tea is steeped for too long, the tea will taste a little more bitter and may even leave a dry feeling in your mouth… so don’t forget about your freshly made chai.
How to make a masala chai latte?
Ingredients in our masala chai recipe:
- 1 cup of fresh water
- 1 cup of organic milk/mylk
- 3 heaped teaspoons Organic Merchant Black Chai Tea
- Organic honey (to taste)
- Pour the cup of water into a saucepan.
- Add three heaped teaspoons of our exotic black chai blend to the water while still cold and bring to a low boil. For an extra strong taste you can carefully grind the cardamom pods with a mortar and pestle before putting the organic masala mixture into the pot.
- Let it simmer for 2 to 5 minutes, depending on your desired strength.
- Add the cup of organic milk/mylk and the organic honey.
- Bring to a quick boil again, then reduce heat and let the masala chai latte simmer for another minute or two.
- Remove from heat and use a small mesh strainer to separate the loose leaf herbs and spices. Enjoy your creamy, homemade masala chai.
In India aerating the chai is mostly done by rapidly pouring it back and forth between pots, frothing it in the process. Alternatively you can whisk the milk in the heating process.
What are the black chai tea health benefits?
There are many studies about the health benefits associated to black chai. The ingredients act synergistically to increase each other’s traditional healing benefits.
Masala chai benefits include:
- Beats fatigue: The uplifting effect is mainly connected to the black tea found in the blend. Our black chai’s caffeine content is rather low compared to a cup of coffee, but it will still give you the necessary energy boost. Furthermore the Indian spices found in our blend help revitalise your body.
- Anti-inflammatory: Ginger is the most important ingredient when it comes to helping with inflammation. Additionally the cinnamon and clove work synergistically.
- Cold and flu prevention: The antimicrobial properties of the masala chai’s constituent spices make this blend good for strengthening the immune system and minimising common infections’ negative effects. However, if you are after a tea that is specifically formulated to boost immunity, you might be more interested in our Immune Tea.
- Improves digestion / reduces bloating: The ginger cuts out the acidic nature of the tea, whereas the clove helps with saliva production. In general, the stomach’s and intestinal digestive components’ activities are enhanced by the spices found in our black chai tea, which assists in reducing bloating.
- Assists in stabilising blood sugar levels: Studies have shown that cinnamon and clove may help increase the body’s insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels.
- Assists with PMS relief
Our organic black chai blend is also free of chemicals, artificial colours or flavours.
Not intended to diagnose in any way. For treatment consult a healthcare professional.
Does masala chai have caffeine?
The answer is simple: Yes, our Black Chai blend contains caffeine, because we use English Breakfast tea as a base.
How much caffeine does masala tea have?
The caffeine content in masala chai varies, due to differences in the caffeine levels of the black tea that is used. In our case you would have to drink two to three cups, in order to get a similar amount of caffeine to what you would get from a normal cup of coffee. So you can get off the fatigue treadmill without getting the jitters.