Island Basil Chai
San Juan Island Grown Basil
Rich and Velvety Rooibos
Sweet and Zesty Organic Spices
A Distinctively Warm Herbal Voyage
Love Chai Tea? Love Basil? They were destined to create a gorgeous, complex and comforting caffeine-free herbal blend that will satisfy seasoned Chai drinkers as well as those looking for something delicately original.
Each Tea Tube Contains
10 Artisanal Tea Bags
Ingredients: Organic Rooibos, Island Grown Basil, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger Root, Organic Cardamom Seed, Organic Anise Seed, Organic Black Pepper & Organic Flavor Extract
Tea Tips -
The perfect cup – Gently pour 8oz of boiling water (212° F) over tea bag. Steep 5 minutes or to desired taste.
Take it further – Try adding 2oz of hot milk (or dairy substitute), and sweeten with raw honey, agave or sugar to taste.
Flavor Profile -
Our very own special recipe is a bold version of Chai with forward notes presented by Cardamom with its complex flavor profile of spicy, citrusy and hint of earthiness. Ginger and Clove are also forward but are smoothed out with full-bodied and rich Rooibos with its natural sweetness and slightly nutty taste and warm woody notes. Dancing throughout all of these complex, but balanced flavors, is Island Grown Basil Leaf which is sweet and savory, with hints of mint, anise, pepper and even a little bit of sweetness.
Beneficial Ingredients -
Special Note about The Benefits of our Tea Blend Ingredients:
All of our personalities, physical bodies and emotional bodies vary greatly between us humans. Therefore, what works well for one person may, or may not, for someone else. The list below is meant as a starting point in educating oneself on the traditional benefits of certain herbs, flowers, plants and types of tea. As with anything you ingest into your body make sure you do extensive research, including speaking with your medical care provider, to understand what will work best for you.
Rooibos - Free from Caffeine and packed with antioxidants Rooibos promotes healthy digestion in the body and a study in 2013 at the Oxidative Stress Research Centre, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, has proven the ability of rooibos to improve liver function and protect the liver against oxidative damage.
Basil - Essential oils in basil, including eugenol, linalool, and citronellol, can help to fight inflammation in the body. These anti-inflammatory properties can help to lower the risk of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, and bowel issues. Basil also has antibacterial properties.
Cinnamon - The potential benefits of cinnamon tea are impressive. It's been shown to regulate blood sugar, promote weight loss, lower cholesterol, boost your immune system, prevent disease, improve digestion, boost brain function, reduce inflammation, and help reduce menstrual cramps.
Ginger Root - Certain chemical compounds in fresh ginger help your body ward off germs. They’re especially good at halting growth of bacteria like E.coli and may also keep viruses at bay. Active compounds in ginger called gingerols keep oral bacteria from growing as well. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory that may be especially helpful for treating symptoms of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. A daily dose of ginger may help you battle your “bad” or LDL cholesterol levels and it is loaded with antioxidants, compounds that prevent stress and damage to your body’s DNA.
Cardamom Seed - An amazingly healthy seed! It may lower blood pressure, improve breathing and aid weight loss. What's more, test-tube studies show that cardamom may help fight tumors, improve anxiety, fight bacteria and protect your liver, though the evidence in these cases is less strong.
Anise Seed - A powerful plant that has anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and may fight stomach ulcers, keep blood sugar levels in check and reduce symptoms of depression and menopause.
Black Pepper - The active compound in black pepper, piperine, may have potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Laboratory studies suggest that black pepper may improve cholesterol levels, blood sugar control, and brain and gut health.