Chocolate Chai luxury loose leaf tea, Rasa Teas, 70g details and description
Rasa Tea makes Luxurious Loose Leaf Chocolate Tea, the flavour of this one is chai. For a chocolate chai brew add 1 tbsp of Rasa tea per 300ml of boiling water and brew for 12 minutes.
Sacred Cacao: Bitter + Sour
The cacao husk used in Rasa Teas comes from organic small-holder farms in Chililique, Peru and Maya Mountain, Belize. The method of agroforestry means that these trees are grown as a companion to other plants and wildlife, encouraging biodiversity. Cacao trees are in fact well suited to growing in the shade and therefore make for an easy addition to a thriving ecosystem, composing of giant and tiny flora alike. Heirloom variety trees are those that have not been genetically modified, instead, they encapsulate a much richer historic, nutritional and flavoursome profile.
Cacao provides the bitter taste which is cleansing for the body and since the beans are fermented, we can benefit from the sour taste which is stimulating for the whole digestive system as well as the mind.
Ceylon Cinnamon: Sweet + Pungent
Ceylon is the highest quality of cinnamon and the quills in Rasa Teas are sourced from small-scale farmers in Sri Lanka. As one of the world’s oldest spices, even being used by the Pharoahs, cinnamon comes from tropical, evergreen trees related to bay plants. Organic cinnamon quills have a complex and fragrant citrus flavour that is full of exotic sweetness.
Sweet is the most comforting of all 6 tastes in Ayurveda. It is soothing to the mind and can be used to heighten awareness in spiritual realms. It is pungent and warming, helping to strengthen and harmonise the flow of circulation.
Green Cardamom Pod: Pungent + Astringent
This distinctive, aromatic spice add a beautiful flavour to the Chocolate Chai mix. Cardamom is a perennial plant that grows in the shade, often beneath larger shade trees like areca nut, disliking windy weather. The bright green and plump pods are hand-picked from the base and are largely flavourless in the fresh form. They are then dried over a 3-4 day period while the aroma blossoms.
The astringent taste in cardamom works by absorbing excess moisture in the system which in turn, has a refreshing effect on the tongue. The pungent properties further cleanse the mouth and warm the whole body.
Fennel Seed: Sweet + Pungent
Fennel has been used therapeutically for centuries. This is a tri-doshic herb that has a wide variety of medicinal properties. These seeds are most revered for their digestive support, helping to stimulate digestion and also ease constipation, flatulence and bloating.
Fennel is sweet and adds a touch of aniseed. Although this herb is pungent, it does not aggravate pitta dosha due to its cooling properties.
'rasa' - a Sanskrit word with many meanings - taste, essence, sap – the delight of the juiciest juice! Rasa Teas are here for you to take a peek into ancient wisdom. Enjoy immersing in the essence of cacao (sourced from Chililique, Peru & Maya Mountain, Belize) through the powerful practice of ritual.
~ Chocolate Chai ~
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Handmade in Yorkshire by Ella
Heirloom Variety (non-GMO)
Inspired by Ayurveda
Lab Tested in the UK for Quality Assurance
Ingredients: cacao husk (97%)*, ceylon cinnamon (2%), green cardamom pod and fennel seed.
*fairly sourced from Chillique, Peru and Maya Mountain, Belize
Crafted in an environment where nuts and seeds are handled. Store in a cool dry place away from sunlight. Once opened consume within one month