Inspired by traditional Indian chai tea, this organic caffeine-free blend has bright and soothing rooibos at its base. Exotic spices and turmeric are hand-ground before being combined with rooibos to create an anti-inflammatory loose leaf tea, high in antioxidants and minerals.
Rooibos Turmeric Chai Tea
Rooibos / cinnamon / clove / ginger / cardamon / turmeric / black pepper
The Rooibos Turmeric Chai Tea is the perfect caffeine-free Indian chai masala. With Rooibos Tea’s flavonoids adding rich antioxidant benefits as well as its proven liver tissue regeneration, the sweet and slightly nutty flavour of rooibos is the perfect accompaniment to chai. Turmeric has been added for its main constituent’s (curcumin) strong liver antioxidant properties, as well as it exerting significant anti-inflammatory effects throughout the body. You can read more about turmeric in our blog post here.
Rooibos Tea is native to South Africa, where they drink on average 9 cups per day! Rooibos is high in flavonoids, protecting the cells against free radicals, and aids in liver tissue regeneration.
Turmeric has been found to exert anti-inflammatory effects, and acts as a free radical scavenger. Turmeric has been prescribed for hundreds of years in ayurvedic medicine for it’s countless beneficial effects on health. Turmeric’s active ingredient is curcumin, which has been studied extensively for it’s antioxidant properties.
Cinnamon acts systemically as a smooth muscle relaxant. It has been found to balance blood sugar levels, and, as a carminative, is warming to the intestinal tract. The volatile oils in cinnamon are antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral.
Ginger is a stimulating tonic for the digestive system. It has been found to reduce cramping, gas and nausea. Ginger has been indicated for motion sickness and morning sickness in pregnancy for hundreds of years. Ginger increases peripheral circulation which increase blood flow, helps to detoxify the body from toxins, and stimulates oxygen transport to the body’s cells. In Western Herbal Medicine it is also used as an anti-inflammatory throughout the body, and to increase immunity to prevent invasion of bacteria and viruses.
Organic black pepper has been found to work synergistically, improving the absorption of turmeric.
Consuming the Rooibos Turmeric Chai with milk increases this furthermore due to studies showing the consumption of turmeric with a fat source improving the absorption of its active constituent.