100% pure spice. Ideal for those who don't drink caffeine but are looking for that spicy aromatic Chai taste.
Great to brew up for a large gathering, as it keeps on releasing its flavour the longer you simmer it, also wonderful for making a chai syrup to use in cakes or mulled wine.
Since time immemorial, spices have been used in a myriad of ways to add taste and flavour to food and beverages. Historically, spice played a large role in trade between nations, influencing trade routes and bringing people from foreign cultures together.
Spices are still bringing people together today, and increasingly so, over a steaming hot cup of Chai, or Spiced Tea. Chai is fast becoming a household word, with people everywhere enjoying the taste and health benefits of having a little spice in your life, every day. There are many combinations of spices used, from the many regions around the world where chai is traditionally used, from the Middle East to Madagascar, Africa to India…
Chai Tea produces ten beverages that contain the six exotic spices: cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, star anise and nutmeg. This traditional Indian Masala Chai is seductive, full of flavour and good for you too.
About Chai Tea
Chai Tea™ is a 20 year old, wholly Australian owned company. Located deep in the forest, on a community/land sharing co-operative, we are completely “off the grid”. What this means is that not only is the Chai Tea Co. run exclusively on solar power, but so too are the homes of all the members of our team.
That’s us, the happy bunch pictured below. And that’s the beautiful Chai Shed door, behind which our office is located and where all the blending and packaging of our nine looseleaf products takes place by hand, with love.
For the last twenty years the Chai Shed has operated in the same way it does today; solely on the ecologically safe, renewable resources of solar power and human energy. This makes the Chai Tea Co. an innovator, both in our commitment to the Environment and in bringing Chai, and the authentic flavours of India to Australia.
We use recycled cardboard packaging for our Chai boxes and a plastic inner bag for only one of our products; the super spicy and incredibly aromatic Spiced Dandelion. (Shopkeepers found it hard to work alongside it when the smells were wafting around their shops – they just couldn’t stop having dandi breaks!) We feel deeply committed to keeping our “consumables” to an absolute minimum, re-cycling wherever possible, in keeping with our environmental ethics and those of Chai Tea’s founder, Peter Connell.
Chai Tea engages in Fair Trade, supporting the rights of workers and sustainable agriculture. The Organic Rainbow Chai Pyramid Teabags are our first product to be registered Fair Trade and we are working towards conversion for other products in our 10 beverage range. Fair Trade practices are very important to us, as is Organic farming. Going to Sri Lanka and educating ourselves first hand about the way Fair Trade benefits communities, the growth cycles of tea plantations, organic farming amongst agricultural giants, and the fine art of tea tasting was one of the most exciting steps in our company’s journey.
Our collective partnership suits us all, marrying our communal intentions with a practical convenience that serves everyone. We are all neighbours, and share the same beach, so that also helps us run things with great ease!
We endeavour to run Chai Tea with a happy, ethical outlook, and bring quality and consistency to our customers.
All of us at Chai Tea™ have long been enamoured of Mother India and her bountiful gifts. We believe the unique combination of spices in a traditional Masala Chai, present in our Rainbow Chai range, to be one of these bountiful gifts, and we take great pleasure in sharing it with you.
PS - We also run a roving chai stall and are available for festivals and events around Australia. Have chai urns, do travel!
Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Cloves, Star Anise.
Dairy Free , Gluten Free , Vegan