Chai is not one spice, it’s a blend of traditional flavors that’s been powering India’s most popular hot drink for hundreds of years. At Countertop, our very popular Chai seasoning has no caffeine (it’s just a spice blend!) and we also include TURMERIC and BLACK PEPPER to bring even more health properties into this well-loved blend.
Chai brings incredible flavor and warming properties to your favorite fall food.
The Super Spices of our Chai Blends with Benefits
Turmeric: The Superstar
Adaptogen, cancer-fighter, heart-helper, immunity booster, and digestive aid. Is there anything that turmeric doesn’t do? It’s the one and only edible source of antioxidant curcumin, and one of the best spices for overall health, wellness, and vitality.
Cardamom: The Super Soother
Loaded with naturally occurring minerals calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and Vitamin C, cardamom is the go-to spice for mellowing out respiratory ailments, colds and flus, and sluggish, unhappy guts.
Cinnamon: The Equalizer
Mineral-rich cinnamon’s true superpower is keeping blood sugar levels in check, which in turn may help lower high blood pressure, muscle aches, and digestive issues.
Cloves: The Anti-oxidant
High on the ORAC list, Cloves have the highest anti-oxidant activity of any food. Vitamins and Minerals in cloves include potassium, calcium, sodium, and magnesium, vitamin E, folate, and niacin. Cloves also contain phosphorus, iron, zinc, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, and vitamin A and K. Long used to treat toothache and headaches, Cloves pack a big punch of benefits and flavor.
Ginger: The Cure-All
Anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral, ginger is pro phytonutrients, especially potassium, magnesium, and Vitamin C. Loved all over the world as a digestive aid, it calms upset stomachs while improving nutrient absorption and circulation.
Black Pepper: The Workhorse
A superhero in plain sight, black pepper is a staple on every kitchen countertop and table. Packed with manganese and Vitamin K, pepper stimulates the taste buds to get hydrochloric acid going, revving up digestion. It brings out the best in food, and other spices: when combined with black pepper, turmeric becomes 5,000 times more bio-available.
Nutmeg: The Neutralizer
Like a big hug in spice form, cozy nutmeg warms the body from the inside out, aiding digestion with heat. With natural analgesic properties, it can have positive effects on pain, depression, and stress.