High Dose of Turmeric
1000mg (1g) of organic Indian turmeric per tea bag.
Authentic Indian Chai Spices
An Ayurvedic tea with traditional spices like cardamom & clove.
Black Pepper & Coconut
Contains Black Pepper and Coconut to help curcumin absorption.
No Added Flavourings
Generous amounts of precious ingredients for a full flavour.
For a deliciously soothing alternative to your regular daytime tea, try our Taka Turmeric Masala Chai tea bags. This subtle blend of exotic spices, coconut, turmeric and black pepper, comes with all the benefits of an authentic Indian Ayurvedic tea. Totally organic and individually sealed, our Masala Chai tea bags are the quick, convenient way to enjoy this traditional Indian treat.
When steeped in freshly boiled water, our Masala Chai tea bags produce a silk-smooth, aromatic brew with a dark golden colour. The spicing is subtle and complex, with desiccated coconut providing a hint of creamy sweetness. With or without milk, Taka Masala Chai is superb as a refreshing daytime pick-me-up.
Our Masala Chai tea bags can also be used with hot milk to prepare an authentic Indian chai or golden latte. This gorgeous golden milk is a spiced adult soother that’s perfect for cosy evenings at home.
Taka Masala Chai Turmeric Tea Benefits:
- 15 convenient, individually sealed tea bags
- An Ayurvedic tea with turmeric & black pepper
- Authentic Indian chai spices
- 100% organic turmeric & spices
Made in the UK from sustainable sources and printed with vegetable ink. Fully recyclable with paper recycling.
Made from Maxibio paper to retain freshness. these envelopes are fully recyclable with paper recycling.
Plastic-free tea bag
Made from unbleached filter paper. These tea bags are plastic-free and stitched with organic cotton string.
100% Organic Ingredients:
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Turmeric - India
Turmeric is a pungent Asian spice with a fascinating heritage. The fleshy root of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa) is dried and ground to produce a finely powdered spice with a lustrous golden colour. As well as being an essential ingredient in Indian curries, turmeric also plays an important role in traditional Ayurvedic philosophy.
Turmeric is a spice that requires careful blending. The flavour is uniquely earthy, with a slight tang. There’s also a hint of peppery heat. While not particularly distinctive on its own, turmeric works behind the scenes to transform its sister-spices into a symphony of deliciousness.
One of the most notable compounds found in turmeric is curcumin. As well as giving turmeric its saffron colouring, curcumin is extracted from turmeric root and sold as a popular dietary supplement. Curcumin is even more effective when combined with black pepper. To boost the bioavailability of the curcumin in our Taka Turmeric products, many of our recipes feature a pinch of black pepper.
Black Tea Nam Lanh - Vietnam
It wasn’t easy to find the perfect black tea for our Masala Chai tea recipe. After tasting and rejecting a wide range of Assam teas, we finally settled on Black Tea Nam Lanh.
Cultivated by traditional, indigenous growers in Vietnam’s Yen Bai province, Nam Lanh tea comes with impressive environmental credentials. As well as having organic certification, Nam Lanh tea is grown as a sustainable alternative to the industrial development that threatens the region’s ancient rainforest.
Black Tea Nam Lanh has the malty body of a traditional Assam tea, without the harsh tannins that can clash with subtle spices.
Ceylon Cinnamon - Sri Lanka
In our Taka Turmeric tea recipes, we use 100% organic Ceylon cinnamon. This sustainably grown spice is made from rolled quills of Cinnamomum verum bark. Cultivated mainly in Indonesia, this true form of cinnamon is famous for its delectable aroma and flavour.
Cinnamon is a deliciously fragrant, woody spice that’s often associated with festive treats like Christmas cakes and mulled wine. In India, cinnamon is an Ayurvedic spice that forms one of the main ingredients of Garam Masala.
Ceylon cinnamon adds subtle warmth and complexity to many of our spiced tea recipes.
Cardamom - India
Apart from being one of the foundation spices of Indian cooking, cardamom is an essential spice in almost all masala chai (spiced tea) recipes.
The flavour of cardamom is almost indescribable – certainly potent, with notes of spicy citrus. Cardamom works best when blended with other spices. In India, a prepared spice mix called garam masala gives curries their incredibly addictive flavour. To create garam masala, cardamom is blended with cloves, cinnamon, mace, cumin and other aromatic spices.
Try a cup of our delicately spiced Masala Chai to experience the flavour sensation of expertly blended organic cardamom.
Fennel - Egypt
According to ‘Culpeper’s Complete Herbal’, an early English encyclopaedia of healing herbs, fennel is, “… an herb of Mercury, and under Virgo, and therefore bears antipathy to Pisces.”
We’re not sure what all that means, but we do know that fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) adds a subtle hint of aniseed to some of our most deliciously spiced Taka Turmeric teas!
A relative of the humble carrot, fennel has a much more exotic flavour. As well as being an important ingredient in Indian and Middle Eastern cookery, fennel also pops-up in scrumptious salads throughout Europe.
Clove - India
Clove is one of the essential spices that seems to have been used since the dawn of civilisation. These familiar brown spikes are actually the dried flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum. Clove trees are thought to have originated on the Maluku Islands of Indonesia.
With each individual clove packing a powerful punch of flavour, clove is a spice that demands sensitive blending. With the balance just right, clove delivers an exhilarating zing of refreshment to a mix of complex spices.
Delicately balanced organic clove is a signature ingredient in our Taka Turmeric Golden Chai and other specialist teas.
Grated Coconut - India
From Pina Colada cocktails to exotic deserts and chocolate bars, most of us are familiar with the tropical fragrance of the fruit of Cocos nucifera – the coconut palm.
Coconut flesh has a sweet, creamy flavour and a flaky texture. It’s an irresistible combination that makes coconut a popular ingredient in curries as well as cakes.
Our organic desiccated coconut is a convenient, dried form of coconut flesh that we use in all of our Taka tea recipes. As well as giving our teas a hint of tropical fragrance, desiccated coconut also adds notes of creamy sweetness.
Black Pepper - India
There are various types of pepper which can be used to add warming flavours to foodstuffs and drinks. In our Taka tea recipes, we use the crushed, dried corns of Piper nigrum.
The hot, spicy flavour of black pepper comes from a natural compound called piperine. As well as making our spiced teas deliciously moreish and stimulating, piperine also has a special digestive synergy with turmeric.
Along with turmeric, our signature ingredient, you’ll often find a warming pinch of black pepper in many of our Taka spiced tea recipes.