Gabee Tea chai tea is composed of black tea and several whole spices that we carefully select from responsible and organic growers and ginger. The whole is confit in honey in order to balance the aromas during your homemade chai latte preparations. We would like to do some local cultivation but unfortunately that is not possible, apart from honey, because tea comes from Assam in India, cinnamon from Ceylon to name a few.
The benefits and virtues of the spices contained in chai tea
- Assam tea : Assam tea is cultivated in the region of Assam in India Brahmaputra valley in the kingdom of Assam its name comes from Sanskrit Asama which means "uneven", "pairless". This tea has a powerful full bodied and spicy taste with a woody aftertaste.
Antioxidant: Polyphenols have antioxidant properties that limit the risk of chronic disease and improve general health.
Cardiovascular benefit: Flavonoids beneficial for heart health. Scientific studies have shown that drinking black tea has limited heart problems and helps lower cholesterol levels.
The polyphenols and antimicrobial properties of black tea may help improve gut health and immunity.
- Cinnamon : “real” cinnamon comes from Ceylon.
It contains high amounts of polyphenols which is a very powerful antioxidant.
These have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help reduce the risk of chronic disease
Some studies have found that cinnamon may improve certain key risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure. < / p>
Its active molecule cinnamaldehyde has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which can reduce infections and help fight tooth decay and bad breath.
- Cardamom: Originally from India, cardamom was introduced to Europe in a major way by the Portuguese in the fifteenth century. It could help lower blood pressure, possibly due to its antioxidant and diuretic properties.
Its antioxidant compounds can help protect cells from damage and slow and prevent inflammation. Cardamom is often used to treat bad breath and is part of some chewing gum. This is because cardamom may be able to kill common oral bacteria and prevent cavities.
Cardamom may improve breathing by stimulating better oxygen uptake and relaxing the passage of air to the lungs in humans and animals. < / span>
- Cloves: Native to the Moluccas Islands, an Indonesian archipelago, it is now cultivated in particular in Madagascar and Guyana. span >
Cloves are low in calories but are a rich source of manganese.
Cloves are rich in antioxidants, including eugenol, which can help reduce oxidative stress. Studies show that cloves can promote oral health, thanks to its antimicrobial properties, which can help kill harmful bacteria.
- Black pepper: Origin from the Malabar coast in southwest India.
Black pepper is rich in a powerful antioxidant called piperine, which can help prevent free radical damage to your cells. p>
Black pepper has a subtle heat and intense flavor that makes it a tasty addition to almost any dish.
- Ginger: native to India, ginger is a popular spice, It is rich in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants.
1 to 1.5 grams of ginger can help prevent various types of nausea. This is the case for seasickness, nausea associated with chemotherapy, nausea after an operation and morning sickness.
Ginger appears to be effective in reducing muscle pain and aches.
Some studies show that ginger is effective in reducing the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Ginger appears to speed up intestinal transit, which may be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort.
- Star anise: it is the fruit of the Chinese badian tree, it is cultivated mainly in China in the Jiangxi region span >
Anise seed is low in calories but contains a good amount of important minerals, including iron, manganese and calcium. p>
Human and animal studies show that anise seed may help reduce symptoms of depression. p >
- Linden honey : from France
Honey is low in vitamins and minerals, but can be high in certain plant compounds.
It contains a number of antioxidants, including phenolic compounds like flavonoids.
Consuming honey may cause a slight drop in blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart disease.
Honey seems to have a positive effect on cholesterol levels. It causes modest reductions in total and "bad" cholesterol while increasing "good" cholesterol.
You want to know more about the preparation, the house recipe for chaï latte Gabee tea, see our article on the subject .