Simplify your chai.
From the shadows of the Himalayas and hands of chai wallahs comes an ancient Ayurvedic blend that’s beloved worldwide. Specifically, we pay homage to traditional Indian tea practices with chai blends and utensils that make marrying tea with classic spices and steaming hot milk that much easier. Simmer on the stovetop for your sipping pleasure.
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The Tea Centre’s chai kits
Guess who’s back! Your favourite artisan chai markers have not only re-released our chai kits for winter but are bigger and better than ever. The Tea Centre’s chai kits pay homage to the spiced tea’s Indian heritage in the packaging’s stunning mandala design. Each kit contains one loose leaf tin of Masala Chai or Mumbai Chai, a functional long-handled strainer, and our beautiful, brand-new chai brewings! The best bit? Purchasing this kit will save you up to $25!
The Tea Centre at home chai kits for stovetop are perfect for both chai connoisseurs and those just stepping into the world of spiced tea! This kit doubles as an indulgent gift that will warm both hearts and hands this wintertime.
How to brew chai using The Tea Centre’s chai kits
To brew the perfect chai using our artisan chai kits, follow these instructions:
The Tea Centre’s chai kits & chai brewing pot’s care instructions
Our beautifully crafted chai brewing pots are made of enamel and boast a 700ml capacity. They are the perfect vessel for brewing traditional Indian chai on the stove. In it, you can simmer chai, allowing the incredible flavour and fragrance of the spices to emerge.
The Tea Centre recommends that you do not place our chai brewing pots in the microwave or dishwasher. Washing by hand with a soft cloth is the best practice. Designed in Australia and made in China.
What is chai?
Chai, meaning tea in Hindi, is a popular beverage that originated in India and is now enjoyed by many countries around the world. One of the most popular black tea fusions in the world, traditional Indian chai is generally made up of black tea, milk, various spices and a sweetener. This assists in bringing out the flavour of the spices. Although the spices can vary from region to region, the most common chai spices are cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. All of which produce a brew that’s both sweet and spicy.
Our chai blends draw inspiration from some of the most popular flavours found within the chai brewing regions of India and Siam (modern-day Thailand). 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 Australians are used to although chai 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, which allows you to focus on your favourite spices. Here at The Tea Centre, we have seven varieties to cater for every taste. We have everything from a green chai blend to rooibos chai (caffeine-free) and several varieties of black chai blends. Masala chai, in particular, is our blend that’s most similar to a standard Indian chai.
Find all of the teas and tools you need to create a delicious stovetop chai at home above.
What are the health benefits of chai?
The spices found within our chai blends boast a variety of benefits, including anti-inflammatory and Ayurvedic properties. Chai is great for supporting a healthy heart and common ingredients such as ginger and black pepper are known to aid digestion. The anti-inflammatory properties in the cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon-infused chai blends are also lauded for reducing blood sugar levels.
Thanks to its incorporation of black tea leaves, chai contains a healthy amount of caffeine, making it a great alternative to coffee for those looking to stay energised throughout the day. Many of the black tea leaves in our chai have high polyphenolic content, and therefore assists in helping tea drinkers receive their daily dose of antioxidants. These health benefits make adding chai to your tea selection at home a worthwhile investment.
Buy chai 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 that our chai is beautifully fragrant and enticing, with elements of cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves featured in teas across our range. It’s all part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.
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 biodegradable pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags and herbal tea bags.