Taka Turmeric Golden Chai Tea Bags
For a deliciously soothing alternative to your regular daytime tea, try our Taka Turmeric Golden 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 Golden Chai tea bags are the quick, convenient way to enjoy this traditional Indian treat.
Taka Golden Chai Turmeric Tea Benefits:
When steeped in freshly boiled water, our Golden 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 Golden Chai is superb as a refreshing daytime pick-me-up.
Our Golden 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.
Ingredients: Turmeric, Black Tea Nam Lanh, Ceylon Cinnamon, Desiccated Coconut, Cardamom, Fennel, Black Pepper, Clove.
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It wasn’t easy to find the perfect black tea for our Golden 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.
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.
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.
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 Golden Chai to experience the flavour sensation of expertly blended organic cardamom.
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.
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 find a warming pinch of black pepper in all of our Taka spiced tea recipes.
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.