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.
If serving cold strain off the spices and add ice cubes with a piece of fresh lemon, ginger or fresh mint leaves to garnish.
The health benefits of hibiscus chai tea include relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as digestive system, immune system, and inflammatory problems. It helps to cure liver disease and reduces the risk of cancer. It can also speed up the metabolism and help in healthy, gradual weight loss. Hibiscus Chai tea is rich in vitamin C, minerals and various antioxidants, while also helping in the treatment of hypertension and anxiety.
All our chai brews are preservative free, additive free, filler free and contain zero salt. The intense flavour from our spice blends means a little goes a long way.
Made from local and imported ingredients including; hibiscus flowers, mint leaves, ginger kibbles and our herbal chai (cloves, cardamom, ginger, pepper, cinnamon, star anise, mace, and fennel).
How to use/brew:
Add 1 teaspoon with hot water and brew for 2 minutes in tea pot with an infuser. Strain and serve.
Take your loose leaf chai with you. Just add your chai spice into the bag and pull the drawstring.
Recycleable muslin cloth bags are easy to fill with tea leaves herbs and spices, great for the environment and handy when no tea pot infuser is available.
Now you can take your real chai to the office or even to a cafe where you can order hot milk and infuse your own favorite chai spice blend.
Approximate size : 8cm by 10cm
USES: for tea, bouquet garni, and potpourri and herbal bath salts.
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.
Ground Cardamom Pods have a strong, unique taste, with an intensely aromatic fragrance and a minty coolness. The powder is made from the oval-shaped green cardamom pods, and are used in a variety of savoury and sweet dishes. Next to black pepper, cardamom is the most common spice in India. It is also one of the world’s most ancient spices, often glorified as the Queen of Spices. It is an essential ingredient of Garam Masala.
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.
Black Pepper is picked from the flowering vine of the peppercorn plant and is the most pungent and flavoursome variety of Pepper. Black peppercorns are picked green and then dried to 12% moisture content.Its colour when ground is grey as the seed inside is white. It has a woody flavour with a spicy heat and it is used in all cultures and types of cuisine especially in Moroccan and Middle East cooking. Pepper is used in all cultures and all types of cuisine. Also, it is known for improving the digestion.
Dahl is a mild curry made from dried lentils, peas, or beans, which have been made into a thick soup or stew. The spices are aromatic rather than hot and are added just before serving. Our lentil dahl blend is based on an authentic recipe from Southern Kerala in India. It is dark yellow in colour and is widely used in Indian, Nepali, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi cuisine. This is the go to spice blend for any vegetarian or vegan cook. Its versatility is only limited by ones imagination.