is Chai Tea?
Chai (pronounced as a single syllable and rhymes with 'pie') is the word for tea in many parts of the world. It is a centuries-old beverage which has played an important role in many cultures.
Chai from India
or Pakistan is a spiced milk tea that has become increasingly popular
throughout the world. It is generally made up of:
• rich black tea
• milk and honey
• a combination of various spices
At Euphoria, we prefer traditional
medium spice chai: hot, creamy, fragrant with black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, peppercorns and
just the right amount of honey to bring out the spice flavour
and full robustness. Euphoria
tea produces a warming, soothing effect, acts as a natural digestive aid and gives one a wonderful sense of well being. It's difficult to resist a second cup. Come on over to Euphoria
for the best Chai Tea and Enjoy!
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drink chai socially and for its health benefits. Drinking chai
is similar to how many in North America have a cup of morning
coffee to start their day. The combination of spices, herbs
and tea has a number of health benefits as well. Enjoying a
soothing cup of chai is a great relaxation aid and is often
thought of as a stress reliever. In addition, chai is
especially known for its ability to settle an upset stomach
and aid with digestion, particularly when the mixture contains
fennel, a well-known digestive agent. Also, for those
interested in keeping down their caffeine intake, chai, being
tea based, naturally has less caffeine than the equivalent
serving of coffee.
Tea Specific Ingredient Health Benefits
Camellia sinesis - A recent CNN article cites the latest
science that shows tea is full of healthy substances,
including antioxidants, that may help prevent everything from
heart disease to strokes to cancer. The benefits of tea is
extensively researched in China and Japan. It has been shown
to positively effect many systems in the body and to inhibit
the progression of some diseases. It contains among the
highest concentrations of minerals and antioxidants, which
have proven to benefit the body. The following are some of the
health benefits of tea.
ENHANCE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Antioxidants are known to help slow degenerative diseases by
helping to stop free radicals. Free radicals hurt the body by
initiating chain reactions of electron scavenging that damage
the body's cells. Polyphenols and flavinoids rank high in
levels of antioxidant activity. Green tea is 30-40%
polyphenols by weight. Many of tea's positive immune system
effects are related to the high levels of polyphenols it
contains. It is estimated that the necessary daily intake of
polyphenols is from 300-400 mg. This translates to about 4
cups of green tea each day. Green and white teas have the
highest concentration of all types of polyphenols because they
are minimally processed. Vitamin C, another well-known
antioxidant, is also present in tea.
HELP PREVENT CANCER
The National Cancer Center Research Institute in Tokyo
suggests that "Drinking tea may be one of the most
practical methods of cancer prevention available at
present".* Tea has been shown to lower the occurrence of
all types of cancers, with more significant decreases in
digestive and urinary tract cancers. In animal studies, green
tea applied topically was repeatedly shown to protect the skin
against cancerous changes and slow the progression of skin
cancer. Research has shown tea to be helpful in inhibiting oesophageal,
stomach, colon, rectal, liver, pancreatic, bladder, breast,
and lung cancers. Tea has also been shown to benefit white
blood cells during chemotherapy treatment.
*Mitscher, L. A. & Dolby, V. (1998). The Green Tea Book.
Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publishing Group.
HELP YOUR HEART
For some individuals, simply limiting their intake of
cholesterol does not always significantly lower their blood
cholesterol level. Green tea has been shown to help decrease
cholesterol. Pu-erh tea has been shown to help enhance fat
metabolism. Both green and Pu-erh teas seem to bond to the
cholesterol, retarding absorption as it goes through the
digestive tract. This means the body does not absorb the fat
even though it was eaten. Although there are not as many
studies specifically on Pu-erh tea, the one's that have been
done have shown marked reductions in cholesterol. Pu-erh tea
seems to outperform green tea in this category, and as more
testing is done we will discover why these aged teas have such
wonderful benefits. Tea also acts as a blood thinner and helps
prevent unhealthy clotting. It has also been shown to be
relaxing to the blood vessels. This translates to a decrease
in fatal heart disease and stroke.
Stimulates the mind and gives clarity. Cardamom reduces
the air and water elements increases appetite and soothes the
mucous membrane. It relieves gas and heartburn caused by
garlic and onion. A tea made from cardamom is valuable in
headache caused by indigestion. It is used as a remedy for
treating depression and impotency. The herb is useful is
sexual dysfunction like impotency and premature ejaculation.
It is also a great breath freshener; cardamom and cinnamon
cures pharyngitis, sore throat, relaxes uvula and hoarseness
during the infective stages of influenza.
Cinnamonum zeylanicum -This herb is a stimulant to other
herbs enabling them to work faster. It is very warming and
stimulating to entire body. Lowers high blood pressure. Fights
bacteria’s, staphylococcus aureus, E.coli and thrush.
Contains salicylates, which helps reduce pains and fevers.
Also contains catechins that help to relieve nausea and
indigestion, gas and heartburn. Also controls diarrhea and
eases menstrual cramps.
Eugenia caryophyllus - Derived from dried, unopened buds
of a dense evergreen. Believed to invigorate & restore,
& helps generate heat in the body, useful during the
Zingiberaceae - Root is believed to strengthen and heal
the digestive and respiratory system, as well as to fight off
colds/flu. Removes congestion, soothes sore throats, and
relieves body aches. Recent studies have shown it to be
effective in preventing motion sickness. Well known as a
pleasant tasting cooking spice, it is not so widely known that
ginger has been used for thousands of years, worldwide, for
its numerous potent healing benefits. Ginger is an especially
wonderful ally because its healing benefits are particular to
so many of our daily health concerns. Probably best known as a
superb digestive aid and nausea reliever, ginger also helps
heal ulcers, supports cardiovascular health, reduces pain and
inflammation, and speeds recovery from colds and flu while
Myristica fragrans - Seed comes from the nutmeg tree, a
tropical evergreen. It adds a rich flavor and helps moisten
the airways and reduce the drying of the mucous membranes and
the throat that is often associated with smoking.
Imparts an underlying warmth to the body. Black pepper
(Piper nigrum) stimulates the taste buds in such a way that an
alert is sent to to the stomach to increase hydrochloric acid
secretion, thereby improving digestion. Hydrochloric acid is
necessary for the digestion of proteins and other food
components in the stomach. When the body's production of
hydrochloric acid is insufficient, food may sit in the stomach
for an extended period of time, leading to heartburn or
indigestion, or it may pass into the intestines, where it can
be used as a food source for unfriendly gut bacteria, whose
activities produce gas, irritation, and/or diarrhea or
Black pepper has long been recognized as a carminitive, (a
substance that helps prevent the formation of intestinal gas),
a property likely due to its beneficial effect of stimulating
hydrochloric acid production. In addition, black pepper has
diaphoretic (promotes sweating), and diuretic (promotes
Black pepper has demonstrated impressive antioxidant and
antibacterial effects--yet another way in which this wonderful
seasoning promotes the health of the digestive tract. And not
only does black pepper help you derive the most benefit from
your food, the outer layer of the peppercorn stimulates the
breakdown of fat cells, keeping you slim while giving you
energy to burn.