spiced masala chai
Black tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Black + White pepper, Clove, Nutmeg, Rose petals
Origin: India / Kenya / Thailand / Egypt
Caffeine Level: Medium
Taste: Flavorful black tea, light floral notes, masala spices: The perfect balance of tea and spices. Add some milk and sugar to get a unique spiced masala chai!
Infuse approx 3g (1 teaspoon) in a cup of near-boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drink 1 cup daily
1- So what is a Tisane ?
Also known as herbal teas, tisanes are infusions made from leaves of various plants other than the Camellia sinensis plant (Green tea, Black tea, White tea, Oolong, etc.). Tisanes are typically free of caffeine and can be served hot or cold.
2- How to make a Tisane ?
Most tisanes are prepared as an infusion or a decoction by pouring boiling water over the herbs, which releases more essential oils and flavor from the leaves.
3- Types of Tisanes
Tisanes are typically classified according to which part of the plant they derive.
Here are some examples of each major category of tisanes:
– Leaf Tisanes: lemon balm, peppermint, lemongrass
– Floral Tisanes: chamomile, rose, hibiscus, lavender
– Bark Tisanes: cinnamon, slippery elm
– Root Tisanes: ginger, turmeric, ginseng
– Fruits Tisanes: blueberry, raspberry, peach, apple
– Spice Tisanes: cardamom, fennel and black and white pepper
4- Tisanes health benefits
Like teas, tisanes can provide many health benefits.
Many tisanes are very rich in antioxidants and nutrients, due to the blend of differents herbs, spices and dry fruits, some have long history of medical usage, or as detox teas; others are generally drunk purely to enjoy.
Also, nearly all tisanes are caffeine-free which make them the perfect drink when you want a warm cup of tea without the energy spike.
Tisanes have been used medicinally around the world for centuries due to their ability to relieve pain, to treat indigestion, insomnia, or to promote balance and overall health. Many of their common ingredients have a variety of healthful properties, as a result, the variations of tisanes are infinite and each ingredient can have a very specific benefit. The way in which the ingredients are blended and how / when you are consuming them can yield varied results.
Few of the most common tisane ingredients are: chamomille, hibiscus, peppermint, licorice, cinnamon, ginger, ginseng, turmeric