In many Indian languages, the word ‘chai’ literally translates to ‘tea’. However, in Western countries, chai tea is associated with the spiced Indian tea more accurately known as masala chai. It’s made from a combination of black tea, ginger, and spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, and cloves. As well as being a delicious winter beverage favourite, chai loose leaf tea has a whole host of health benefits that make it a must-have for your loose leaf collection.
1. Reduces Nausea and Improves Digestion
One of the active ingredients in chai loose leaf tea is ginger, which is renowned for its nausea alleviating abilities. Two of the compounds found in ginger, gingerol and shogaol have anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve stomach pain and reduce nausea. In addition to ginger, chai tea contains cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and black pepper, all of which have antibacterial properties that prevent digestive issues.
2. Relieves Aching Pain
The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger and clove have been shown to target and alleviate aches and pains such as arthritic pain, migraines, and toothaches. They do this by increasing circulation and delivering oxygen-rich blood cells to painful areas.
3. Supports a Healthy Immune System
Chai loose leaf tea contains many spices that help to support your immune system such as;
- Cardamom: High in vitamin C
- Ginger: Anti-inflammatory properties
- Black pepper: Aids digestion
Why Choose Pyramid Tea Co for Chai Loose Leaf Tea?
At Pyramid Tea Co, we don’t compromise on quality, flavour, or freshness. We’ve travelled the world to bring premium loose leaf tea to Australia from the very best tea-growing regions as well as the most luxurious, sustainable tea bags we could find. Purchase your chai tea in Australia through Pyramid Tea Co’s online store today.