A unique crafted pure blend of spicy deliciousnessIn many parts of the world, "chai" is simply another word for tea. However, chai has become synonymous with a deliciously warming spicy brew of fragrant exotic aromas in our neck of the woods. Known widely for its delightful blend of herbs and spices that lend to a unique flavour, chai has made a statement on the world stage. For clarity, we will use the term "chai tea" for the remainder of the blog. Chai tea is generally made from a combination of black tea, ginger and other spices. The most popular spices including cardamom, cinnamon, fennel, black pepper and cloves, although star anise, coriander seeds and peppercorns are other well-liked options that can make an appearance. Regular tea is brewed with water and may or may not have a dash of milk added after the steeping process. Whereas chai tea is traditionally brewed on a stovetop using both warm water and milk. It also tends to be sweetened to varying degrees. Either way, however you choose to brew your chai, it won't be long before your home is alive with the delicious scent of spice.
In India, Chai is more than just a cup of tea to start the day, it’s a sentiment. We feel the same way, so we’ve made our Te Chai using the traditional spices of nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, star anise, bay leaf and cloves to honour their philosophy. The result is a smooth and aromatic brew with an unforgettable taste. Try it with milk and honey and you’ll never buy another takeaway chai latte again – unless it’s a Madura chai!
Let it BrewBrewing chai can be as simple as dropping a leaf infuser bag into a cup of hot water and slowly steeping it in your favourite teapot or mug. Or... When drawing from the traditional Indian method, there is something very soulful in slowly allowing your chai infusion to bubble away on the stovetop. Each method delivers a unique flavour profile that can be tweaked to suit your preferences.
Milk ItThe addition of milk offers a beautiful dimension to the classic chai tea. Did you know that buffalo milk was traditionally used in Indian chai because the rich milk contrasts well with the sharp flavours of the spices? Of course, using whole milk from cows is another way to go, but we believe in choice, so many other kinds of milk like goat, almond, soy, coconut and cashew are all up for grabs! The option is yours!
Hello SweetyThe traditional sweetener used in India is called Jaggery – an unrefined cane sugar that is super sweet! In the west, we tend to lean towards white and brown sugar or honey. Did you know - Our chai teas are created with no added nasties or sugars - just deliciously pure tea and spices! Chai Tea
Take the 7 Step Brewing Plan
- Pour 1/2 cup of water into a small saucepan or chai brewing pot.
- Scoop in your Madura Te Chai Leaf Tea and stir.
- Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
- Add the half mug of milk and bring it back to a simmer.
- Simmer for at least 5 minutes before turning off the heat.
- Strain mixture.
- Stir in your chosen sweetener and enjoy!
Wellbeing PlusWhether you're looking to protect your heart health, boost immunity or increase your energy, chai tea has something to offer. Let's dive into how chai can help you stay healthy.
Our Five Fav Health Benefits
- Hello, energy - Chai is often used as an alternative to coffee due to its caffeine content.
- Improve Digestion - Studies showed that black pepper and ginger can help improve gut health and digestion.
- Support Your Immune System - Tea is loaded with antioxidants. Both black tea and spices may help protect the cells from oxidative stress.
- Improve Heart Health - Studies have shown that ginger, black pepper and cinnamon may help to support a healthy heart.
- Protect Overall Cell Health - Studies showed that both black tea and many of the spices included in chai tea may have chemoprotective properties.