Our favorite caffeine-free masala blend is with rooibos base, aromatic with exotic warming spices. This blend is zesty, smooth, mellow and delightful which can be enjoyed hot or cold. Not only does spiced tea or Masala "chai" tea taste good, but it’s also really good for you. Masala "Chai" is full of ingredients with beneficial properties, including ginger, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, and more. Spiced (Masala) tea has a variety of benefits, including improving digestion, reducing inflammation, boosting your immune system, and more.
Talking about “chai tea” is a little bit redundant, since “chai” is actually just the word for tea in Hindi. “Masala chai,” another common term, means “spiced tea” in Hindi. Despite the redundancy, “chai tea” is still the term many people use to refer to this sweet, fragrant concoction of black tea, milk, and spices that originated in India and is now popular all over the world.
Inspire by Seychelles:
Similarly, to the population, the Seychelles' food and drink culture is also characterized by the influence of different regions of the world, resulting in a varied range of influences. Seychellois Creole cuisine combines the exoticism of Indian and Asian dishes with the piquant flavors of the Orient, as well as some subtleties of European culinary culture. These elements then find their culinary expression in a unique fusion of influences.
A wide palette of spices provides the special Creole flavor in the cuisine, such as vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, citronella, patschouli, and chili. Ginger and garlic are also favorites of the Seychellois and are used in almost every meal.
In the Seychelles, it is normal to drink water or cold spiced beverage with food. Here is our SeyBrew drink inspired by spices and lemongrass from Seychelles.
Lemonade, cola, tonic water, ginger ale, and bitter lemon are all produced locally and widely consumed. Carbonated mineral water is available under the name soda. Be sure to try fresh fruit juices and the delicious coconut juice too when you are on the Island. Meanwhile, a more soothing drink is tea made using lemongrass, called Citronelle, which is often served following mealtimes.
Ingredients: *Rooibos, *ginger root, *cinnamon, *lemongrass, *pink & black pepper, *clove, *cardamom, *cayenne, Madagascar vanilla powder, * = Organic Ingredients
Perfect Brewing Instructions: One bag or one heaping tablespoon for 8oz of water. Steep at 212°F for 5 minutes or longer (adjust based on your taste preference). Best enjoyed with or without milk. Great with honey.
Infusions: You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavor are revealed.
Facts: Plain tea is minimally processed and provides roughly 2 calories per cup (240ml/8oz), which makes it nearly calorie-free.
Iced Tea: Follow the instructions for brewing regular hot tea and double the amount of tea. When the tea has brewed the suggested amount of time, remove the leaves or teabags and pour tea directly into a container filled with ice. Add more ice to adjust based on your taste preference.
Sweeten to taste with your sweetner of choice and enjoy.
Caffeine: Contains caffeine
Food Pairing: Extremely versatile and perfect with breakfast, whether its English or Continental, and hearty full-flavored foods.
Blends: Our delicious, flavored teas use the same top-quality natural and organic tea that we offer in our unflavored varieties, but are blended with 100% natural flavors, pieces of real fruit, spices, and flowers directly from our partner farmers in Africa. When blending our teas, our goal is to create a cup that balances the taste of the tea with the flavors of the additional ingredients so that neither one overpowers.
Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is a legume, the same family of plants to which peas and clover belong. It is native to the Western Cape of South Africa, where is it a popular drink; translated from Afrikaans, rooibos means “red bush.” Young branches are cut from the shrub once a year (December–April). These cuttings are finely chopped and bruised to promote oxidation, are then moistened and layered (a “sweating” step), and finally are dried. During this processing, the green leaves turn red, yielding a flavor that is somewhat woody, sweet, and creamy.
Asami offers Rooibos, Green Rooibos, its closest cousin is the Honeybush and many rooibos blends. We work directly with our South Africa farmers to bring you organic rooibos.
More about Rooibos:
This blend of naturally caffeine–free South African red rooibos and creamy vanilla is herbal bliss! It brews into a dark red liquor with a naturally sweet, creamy taste and aroma. Anyone advised against caffeine intake, Kids and adults both love this herbal tea, making it a great substitute for sugary juices and sodas, with no lack of flavor or thirst-quenching satisfaction. The health benefits of rooibos are numerous; it is full of antioxidants and healthy minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and fluoride. Rooibos has become a beloved drink around the world.
Rooibos is calorie free, caffeine free and is packed with antioxidants - making for a wonderfully soothing and beneficial drink at any time. Rooibos is rich in polyphenols, microscopic antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory and antiviral, helping to fight colds and infections and boost the immune system. Helps induce sleep. Rooibos also contains aspalathin, a miracle worker for your blood sugar that can help balance glucose levels. Rooibos contains quercetin, your heart’s secret weapon. It is anti-inflammatory and can help reduce blood pressure and prevent a wide variety of heart conditions.
Rooibos is high in calcium, manganese and fluoride, which help to improve bone health and strengthen teeth. High levels of zinc and alpha hydroxyl help to fight wrinkles and other signs of premature aging, and the potent combination of zinc, calcium, copper and potassium can keep hair long and lush by strengthening hair fibers. Traditionally, Rooibos is used to heal skin rashes. They also help combat stress and anxiety.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.