Find all of the teas and tools you need to create a delicious stovetop chai at home.
The spices found within our Chai Tea Blends boast a variety of benefits, including anti-inflammatory and Ayurvedic properties. Our Chai tea is perfect to sip as a winter warmer, however it is just as delicious during the summer months as an iced refresher. Find your Chai tea today and taste the culture engrained in every cup.
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As you can see above, we have some delicious premium Chai tea for you to choose from.
What is Chai tea?
Chai, meaning tea, is a popular beverage which originated in India but is now enjoyed by many countries around the world. A traditional Indian Chai is generally made up of black tea, milk, various spices and a sweetener, which assists in bringing out the flavour of the spices. Although the spices can vary from region to region, the most common ones used are cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and pepper. However, the basics are still the same and the outcome is a brew that’s both sweet and spicy.
Our Chai tea blends draw inspiration from some of the most popular flavours found within these Chai brewing regions.
Still the home of Chai, India has a myriad of street vendors selling their brews on practically every street corner. They generally prefer a much sweeter concoction than what most of us here in Australia are used to but it truly is a delicious treat not to be missed when visiting India.
Chai can be purchased here in Australia pre-blended or you can create your own, focusing on the spices you particularly enjoy. Here at The Tea Centre we have 7 varieties to cater for everyone, from a green tea chai blend, a rooibos chai blend (caffeine free) and several varieties of black chai blends with Masala Chai being the closest to a standard Indian Chai.
Chai Tea is perfect on its own, or can be brewed with milk and a dash of honey for a luxurious treat. With Chai tea blends based on Black, Rooibos and Green Teas, there is a perfect Chai Tea for everyone!
What are the health benefits of Chat tea?
There are a number of benefits to drinking Chai tea. Chai tea is great for supporting a healthy heart and helping with weight loss. It is also good at aiding digestion and reducing blood sugar levels. So it is well worth while adding it into your tea selection at home.
Consider pouring a cup of Chai tea the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well deserved “me” time. Enjoy the soothing aromas and elegant flavours of a freshly brewed Chai tea. Even during summer, when you can whip up a batch of iced Chai tea to cool down with style.
Making a cup of tea is also a great gesture of hospitality and a wonderful way to welcome someone into your home. Get together with those you love with a cup of Chai tea in hand and make them feel right at home.
Buy Chai tea online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops
Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice how our Chai teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing, with elements of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves in different teas across our range. All part of our plan in making you the finest tea possible.
Preparation of chai is open to the individual. Some brew it like a standard cup of tea, others like to boil it in milk on the stove and yet others like to brew it like tea and add condensed milk, making a lovely, but somewhat sweet, latté. How you brew it is up to you and your personal preferences but it’s always best to experiment a little until you find the way you like it most.
Chai has also become popular to use when baking cakes, slices and biscuits as the spices lend themselves to some lovely flavours. Hot chocolate chai infusions are also becoming popular as an alternative to the standard sweet treat enjoyed by many on a cold day.
How to brew a cup of Chai Tea
To brew a perfect cup of traditional stovetop chai tea you need to do the following.
Pull together all the essentials:
Once you have these items you will need to:
Making a pot or a cup of Chai tea using loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with easy to use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in silk pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags and herbal tea bags.