Long before health-conscious tea drinkers loved matcha, chai was the beverage of choice. Originating in India in the 1920s, the drink, whose name means “tea” in various languages, was brewed using oxidized and fermented black tea with a warm mixture of spices like cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and cloves. Quickly gaining popularity throughout the world, the term “chai” became synonymous with the spice blend that gave the drink its distinct flavor and extraordinary health benefits.
When combined, the aromatic chai spices cover all the bases when it comes to a healthy mind and body.
5 Health Benefits Of Chai Spices:
The ginger delivers oxygen to organs so they can optimally function. With biological compounds gingerol and shogaol, ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that soothe an upset stomach and nausea.
The manganese in cloves is an essential mineral needed for the formation of bone. The spice also contains powerful compounds such as eugenol which increase bone density.
With its powerful anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to stop bacterial growth, the compounds found in cinnamon inhibit the proteins that cause Alzheimer’s disease.
Cardamom protects cells from damage and prevents inflammation that can lead to chronic diseases.
Allspice contains eugenol a natural anesthetic, and is associated with good gum and dental health. It's for this reason that the spice is traditionally used in dental procedures!
Not a tea drinker? Our newest flavor Cinnamon Chai has the same health benefits you’d find in the traditional hot drink. We stuck with the age-old, signature mixture of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, with a hint of allspice. Combined with a satisfying crunch from our granola, it mimics the taste of a homemade gingersnap cookie -- without the refined sugar or guilt. Whether you use it to make a healthy pie crust, eat it simply with almond milk or top your favorite smoothie bowl, you’ll find endless reasons to love our Cinnamon Chai gr8nola.