Golden spice chai, Golden grind, Golden milk/ Mylk or turmeric latte – an unlikely combination of milk and turmeric root – is 2016’s drink of choice."golden milk” is among the top online searches associated with the spice. Turmeric lattes are now being sold at cafes from Sydney to San Francisco, and the drink is gaining fans in Australia.
The taste when balanced with a chai spices is very enjoyable , creamy smooth brew with the subtle blend of chai spices. A perfect way to increase turmeric and other chai spices into your diet if curries are not your thing. The brew can be made with hot water or any milk.
It is a pleasant way for health-conscious diners to get a fix of turmeric. At first, it seems an odd concept. Turmeric is mostly known as a curry ingredient that leaves indelible yellow stains on appliances and fingernails. And, save for the aeration and the artistic lashes of cinnamon, the turmeric latte bears little similarity to its caffeinated namesake. Turmeric is the latest health-food trend to originate from the south Asian pantry, another sign that the Indian subcontinent may be ahead of the hipster curve. Turmeric and milk is a fairly well-entrenched drink in the region’s food culture, where it is considered a restorative.
The earthiness of the turmeric is complimented by the sweetness of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and ginger, after straining the drink is creamy, with the comforting quality of a warm, yet slightly sweet, soup. It tastes nice when it has cooled down, too.
All of our chai blends are full of spices that are beneficial to your health. They are preservative free, additive free, filler free and contain low or zero salt. The intense flavour from our spice blends means a little goes a long way.
History seems to have filtered into the turmeric latte’s current run of success. It is promoted for its health benefits – as an anti-inflammatory and an alternative to a caffeinated drink – it is particularly popular with customers in the mornings.
Turmeric is part of Ayurvedic medicine – a holistic, all-natural approach to health that has been practised for centuries in India – and a ubiquitous ingredient in curries and rice dishes.
Made from 100% ayurvedic chai spices which includes; Turmeric Alleppey, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, cloves, cardamom, pepper,and fenugreek. Our blend is made from whole and ground spices to give the best flavoured brew.
Hibiscus and mint chai is a sugar free herbal tisane which can be enjoyed as a warm brew or delicious iced tea for those hot summer days. Our brew is a wonderfully refreshing and sugar free, with no artificial sweetener or honey just the natural sweetness from hibiscus flowers. It is a terrific guilt free pick me up for those afternoon energy slumps. The hibiscus flowers add a wonderful sweetness that even kids will enjoy this as an alternative to cordial.
Sichuan Pepper is an oriental fruit grown on a small ash tree native to the Sichuan province of China. Even though it is called pepper, it is not a true pepper and is not related to black peppercorns, which are from India. The berries have a warm peppery fragrance, with citrus notes & a clean fresh aftertaste leaving a slightly numbing sensation on the tongue. It is the outer husk which has all the flavour, the internal hard black seed is edible but can add a bitter taste. It is a key ingredient in Chinese cuisine and used in some Asian recipes. It is used in our chilli sichuan salt and calamari salt and pepper blends.
Cassia sticks are closely related to cinnamon. The sticks have a reddish brown colour and a warm, mild and sweet flavour, though it is significantly stronger than cinnamon. It is widely used in the United States.
Spanish paprika sweet is made from ground red pepper has a rich red colour while retaining a mild flavour which complements most savoury dishes. Due to its vibrant colour and full bodied flavour it is used in many European and Indian dishes. It gives a subtle caramelised sweet warmth to dishes and it is a core ingredient in our North Africa Chermula.
Rosemary is a large Mediterranean shrub with needle-like leave and with strong lemony pine aroma and pungent flavour. It is mostly used French, Spanish and Italian cuisines especially when cooking lamb and chicken. It is key ingredient in the French blend Herbs de Provence. It has many health benefits and also it has been used for medicinal purposes.
Sesame Seeds White are tiny, flat oval seeds from the sesame plant whose pods pop open when it reaches maturity scattering the seeds, hence the term “Open Sesame”. The seeds can have different colours including white and black. Sesame Seeds White are hulled seeds, with a earthy, nutty flavour, soft texture, and aroma of lightly caramelized milk, vanilla, and honey. For this reason, they are better suited for sweeter recipes such as cakes and sesame bars and are the most popular used in cooking. White seeds are sprinkled on breads & biscuits. The ground form makes delightful sweet desserts including halva. They are popular due to its distinctive flavour especially in European, South Middle East and Asian cuisine, while sesame seeds Black are used in East Asian cuisines. It can also be used as garnish. We also stock Sesame Seeds Black.