Chai spices have been used for hundreds of years, to create great flavor in India’s most popular hot drink, Chai Tea. And then there is the power of the spices and their benefits. At Countertop we also included turmeric in our Chai Blends with Benefits, to bring even more health properties into this well loved blend.
Added into tea, coffee or matcha, Chai brings incredible flavor and warming properties to your favorite hot drink, thanks to all these wonder spices.
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. Clovesa 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.