PRANA CHAI ~ Only The Good Stuff
Australia’s Best Sticky Chai Blends for CHAI Lovers
Handmade CHAI Made in MELBOURNE
Vincent Conti and Mario Minichilli started a cafe in St Kilda over ten years ago and developed a chai blend that could be served with specialty coffee. Customers fell in love with their chai, and fate led to a friendship between them and Koray Gencel. Prana Chai can now be found in top-rated cafes all over the globe!
It is simple and beautiful. We source whole spices from all over the globe, including India, Sri Lanka, and Guatemala. These spices are broken open by us and we blend them with tea and honey. We then pack it up and send it off.
It’s a real product because all ingredients are natural, and they are good for you. To preserve the Prana (life force), we don’t use any additives or preservatives.
Prana Chai, freshly made in Melbourne each day, is handcrafted for you. Prana Chai was initially called a “wet chai” because of its shiny appearance. But chai enthusiasts call it sticky chai. This sticky goodness is made with only natural ingredients, and no artificial sweeteners or preservatives.
Prana Chai Is The Best In AUSTRALIA
For the ultimate taste experience, our Original Masala Chai blend combines premium black tea with honey, cinnamon and star anise. This blend is smooth and not too spicy, but not too sweet, making it a great chai mix that can be enjoyed morning, noon, or night.
Prana Chai continues to experiment with sticky chai recipes. They have developed a Vegan Chai Blend (sans honey), a delicious Turmeric Chai Blend, and a refreshing Peppermint Chai Blend.
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Chai Tea or Chai Tea: Which is Correct?
Chai is a deliciously sweet, spicy brew that’s made with black tea, milk, and aromatic spices. This irresistible blend is a product of India and has become a formidable rival to hot chocolates and coffees.
Is Chai a Tea
Yes! It is! When people talk about chai they are usually referring to masala Chai which is the milky, spiced tea that you know and love.
Chai is not brewed with water as normal tea. Instead, it is brewed with warm milk and sweetened to your liking. Chai is sometimes served as a cafe latte, with cinnamon and froth. This is not a coffee brew. It is still tea.
What is Prana Chai ?…? A Wonderful Tea
Masala Chai is a blend of black tea, spices, milk, and sweetener. Cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and cloves are the most popular spices in chai tea. They give it a bold, fragrant flavour. You can also add bay leaves, star anise and turmeric to your chai tea.
Prana Chai Original Masala Mix contains 100% black tea, cardamom and cinnamon. It also includes peppercorns and ginger to give it a kick.
Chai is typically steeped with warm milk. It is traditionally made with buffalo milk in India. However, they usually use cow’s milk. Soy, almond, rice and coconut milk are great alternatives.
Who doesn’t like a little sweetness? A chai tea is usually prepared with sugar. Prana Chai makes it easier for you by including honey in its blends, which adds an instant sweetness. There are many other options, such as coconut sugar and jaggery. Vegan Blend uses agave syrup in place of honey. It’s all about customizing this heavenly blend to your liking. They don’t care if you add a few more honey.
There are many options for chai tea, including powdered, tea bags and concentrates. But they believe that the best combination of real tea leaves and whole spices is what you get from a chai shop.
Does Chai Have Caffeine?
Although chai is made with tea, it is not a substitute for coffee. However, does it have the same amount of caffeine as a cup? Not at all. Although chai with tea contains caffeine, it won’t be as strong as regular coffee.
Do you think that’s a reason to stop drinking this delicious brew? Absolutely not. We’re not saying this because we are biased. Chai has many benefits that will improve your focus and clarity, even if you don’t drink as much coffee.
How Much Caffeine Does Chai Have?
Chai is made from warm milk, sweetener, spices and black tea. Except for a decaffeinated chai that you are purchasing, all black teas contain caffeine. There are many factors that affect how much caffeine you can get in a cup.
A cup of Prana Chai may contain between 20 to 100mg of caffeine depending on how it is prepared. You can reduce the steeping time by up to 80%.
The caffeine content of “Chai lattes”, whether they are made with concentrates or powders, may be lower than that found in the blend. A cup of chai powdered contains 25 to 55mg caffeine, while a cup of concentrate has 30 to 35mg.
This is compared to the 120mg found in an average cup of coffee. It’s clear that you will want to keep your coffee beans fresh if you want to make a vibrant bag of beans.
It’s not that simple. Caffeine interacts with the tea’s tannin, which helps calm the nervous system. It is a substance that slows down the body’s absorption of caffeine, which allows you to get into a calm and focused state without experiencing hyperactivity like with coffee.
What makes Chai so good for you?
Chai has been consumed for centuries in India and Nepal for its health benefits and mental peace. Because it tastes so good. They learn more about the amazing combination of teas and aromatic spices as well as its health benefits.
Although there are many types of chai, the basic ingredient is black tea with additional spices. Ginger, turmeric, cinnamon cloves, cloves and fennel are the most common ingredients in chai. Sometimes, milk and a sweetener can be added.
The quality of the blend used and the spices used will determine the benefits of chai. We have listed the top health benefits of some popular chai ingredients. All of them are in Prana Chai’s signature blend.
Masala Chai’s Base: Black Tea
The antioxidants in black tea are abundant. They are well-known for reducing cell damage caused by aging and removing free radicals. Polyphenols are a family of antioxidants found within black tea. Studies have shown that they can lower blood sugar and cholesterol.
Black tea contains caffeine, but not as much as coffee. Caffeine may improve memory, reduce fatigue, and improve mental cognition. It is important to limit your intake if you are pregnant or have heart problems.
Cinnamon in Chai: The Benefits
Cinnamon is one the oldest spices known. It is mentioned in the Bible and was once considered more valuable than gold. Cinnamon is rich in manganese, dietary fibre, calcium, iron and zinc. It has been used to treat menstrual cramps, nausea, diarrhoea, colds, and other ailments such as diarrhoea, menstrual cramps, diarrhoea, nausea, and diarrhoea in traditional Chinese medicine.
Modern research has shown that cinnamon may help control blood sugar levels and reduce sugar cravings. This makes it an effective aid for type 2 diabetics. Studies also show its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities.
Cardamom: An All-round Godsend
Cardamom is the third most expensive spice after vanilla and saffron. It has many health benefits. It is also rich in antioxidants that can help improve blood circulation and detoxify the body.
Cardamom is believed to protect your heart health. Studies have shown that it lowers heart beats, controls rhythm and hypertension, and has anti-depressant properties.
Star Anise’s Benefits in Chai
Star anise is not only cool but also has many health benefits. A 2007 study on animals showed that star anise had anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties.
Star anise is used in South East Asia, China, to treat indigestion, bloating and constipation, as well as to relieve sore throats and ease coughs.
Ginger can be used to soothe your body and soul.
Ginger’s most notable claim to fame is its ability to relieve nausea and act as a digestive aid. Ginger can also help with muscle soreness and anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger also has gut-boosting properties that can help boost their defenses against common viruses like colds.
Recent research suggests that ginger may be an effective anti-diabetic. A 2015 study showed that ginger powder intake of 2g per day reduced fasting blood sugar levels by 12%. Another study concluded that ginger may also lower cholesterol.
Cloves: The Lowdown
Even though they are small, cloves have many great benefits. They aid digestion by relaxing the GI tract lining, which can relieve nausea, vomiting and stomach aches.
Australian Honey: Prana Chai Secret Weapon
Honey is not only delicious, but it also has many unique properties. Flavonoids in honey are antioxidants that help lower the risk of certain cancers and heart diseases. Honey is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and probiotic.
Honey is a sugary substance, so it can be used as a sweetener. However, its fructose-to-glucose ratio can help regulate blood sugar levels. Honeys with low hypoglycaemia index won’t cause blood sugar spikes like many honeys.
A bag of Prana Chai is a great way to feel healthy and happy. It contains all-natural ingredients, Australian honey, warming abilities, and a delicious taste.
You can check out their award winning Masala blend or their Turmeric Blend, which contains all the health benefits and powerful properties of turmeric.
How to Make Masala Chai at Your Home
Now you have a large bag of Prana Chai, and are ready to inhale the delicious flavours.
How do you make homemade chai that tastes exactly like the one you love? Even better, how can you top it off?
There are many ways to make your favorite cup of coffee, but we prefer two. First, you must know what ingredients go into your chai.
What are the Ingredients in Chai?
You can make any heavenly brew you want. Prana Chai Original Masala blend, for instance, contains 100% black Ceylon tea and cardamom. It also includes cinnamon, peppercorns, ginger, star anise cloves, salt, and Australian Bushland Honey.
You don’t have to miss out if you are vegan or diabetic. Instead, grab a bag of the Vegan Blend. This blend replaces honey with agave syrup for a lower GI and a sweeter taste.
You can add more ingredients to your chai. The Turmeric Blend makes a warm drink, while the Peppermint Blend gives you a refreshing taste on warmer days.
You’ll also need to have a bag of Prana Chai. Some people find that dairy can overwhelm the subtle flavors of the spices, so they prefer to drink nut- and earthy-based milks. If you like your chai sweet, add a little more sugar.
How to make Chai
These two methods cover making a chai. You can choose the one that suits you best. You can grab all the equipment you need in one of their Prana Chai Starter Boxes. It includes a stovetop pot, strainer and mug.
- Get a high-quality Turkish teapot or small saucepan, with a spout.
- Two heaped teaspoons (20-25g) of your favorite Prana Chai blend are to be added to the pot.
- You can add any sweetener you like (they prefer honey).
- You can also add your favorite milk, such as soy milk or almond milk.
- Place the teapot on the stove. Heat to a boil. Heat the teapot until it is hot, or just barely simmering. It may take up to three minutes.
- Set aside the pot and wait for the leaves to open. You may find your brew stronger and more bitter if you leave it longer.
- If you are sharing the brew with friends, strain it into a cup or a teapot.
- Keep your feet on the ground!
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- Buy a quality milk jug.
- Two heaped teaspoons of your favorite Prana Chai mix are all you need.
- If you prefer it sweeter, add more honey or sugar.
- Boil some water to cover the chai. Allow it to sit for 2 minutes to let the honey and spices activate.
- The frother can heat up your milk to 65 degrees Celsius while they are infusing. If possible, prepare the milk flat without bubbles. This will improve the efficiency of your infusion.
- Mix the milk with the rest of the mixture. You can also pour your milk straight into a jug, and blend it.
- Enjoy one cup of coffee in a cup with a strainer.
Cold Brew: A Summer Alternative Brewing Method
Cold-brew drinks are creating a tropical storm right now, and there is no reason why chai lovers can’t join the fun for hot summer days.
Masala Chai is a great iced tea, especially when it’s combined with the freshness of peppermint. Their cold brew kit makes it easy to make the perfect iced tea in no time. Simply put:
Prana Chai can be used to fill the strainer (they recommend the Peppermint Blend).
The glass chai flask should be filled with milk. They prefer soy and other nut-based milks, as usual.
Place the flask in the refrigerator overnight to brew.
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Practice Makes Perfect: Become a Chai Maestro
You won’t need to go to a cafe ever again after you’ve made a great chai. All your friends will be looking for excuses to visit your cafe. It might be time for a second bag of Chai, or even a third. Get more Prana Chai blends to top up your supply today!
Prana Chai is good for health, but it’s also cheaper. There are many places to buy the blends in different parts of the world.