In November 1995 I remember sitting in front of the telly, wide-eyed and cross-legged, staring up at Michael Jackson as he cut a striking figure against an apocalyptic background, calling for global peace, an end to animal exploitation and the destruction of our planet. He was singing Earth Song – a record that despite its age is sadly still as relevant today as it was back then.
Confession: we love Christmas here at Aura Chai. Specifically the fun involved in finding extra-special gifts for everyone we care about! But sometimes gift-buying isn’t so fun…sometimes it’s a nightmare. Certain people in your circle (there will be at least one!) can be hard to buy for. But fear not! Here at Aura Chai we have a fab selection of foodie gifts, gifts for him, gifts for her – most importantly, gifts for chai latte lovers. Here we share just a few of our favourite chai latte gifts – ideal for Christmas, Diwali and Eid as well as birthdays, thank yous and get well soons! Continue reading 5 awesome gifts for chai lovers
Anything chai-spiced gets us going here at Aura Chai… but I am particularly excited to post this recipe!! I am gluten-intolerant, I avoid sugar, and I’m transitioning from veggie to vegan. Although things are getting better it’s still hard to come by tasty treats when I’m out and about.
This cinnamon rolls recipe ticks allll the boxes. It’s free from gluten, animal products and refined sugar. And it’s super easy. Continue reading Chai-Spiced Cinnamon Rolls
The leaves are turning brown…there’s a nip in the air…the nights are drawing in. Winter is on its way! Although we at Aura Chai prefer warmer climates, there’s something undoubtedly romantic about snuggling down and cosying up with your faves in front of the fire. One thing we just CAN’T go without during winter are cookies and cakes…and this one’s sure to kick off Autumn nicely. These chai blondies are crispy on the top and gooey on the inside. And the recipe is vegan, gluten free AND refined sugar free – what more could you want? Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Chai Blondies
Hey guys! Today we have some very exciting news! This November we will be exhibiting for the very first time at the prestigious Cup North – also known as Manchester Coffee Festival. Read on to learn more about Cup North and why we think it’s the best way to share our unique, authentic chai latte blend with some of the biggest names in coffee!
As I’m writing this the weather has taken a slightly gloomy turn and little grey clouds are drifting past my window – perfect weather for cupcakes! It’s been so lovely and hot recently that I admit I’m glad of a little rain. It’s also an excuse to bake (and eat) lots of delicious cakes and cookies!
Vanilla chai cupcakes have become a modern classic. This version is made with our Aura Chai original blend – for a truly delicious and authentic flavour. Not only that – this recipe makes a healthy, wholesome treat – using wholewheat flour and no refined sugar.
At Aura Chai we’re true chai lovers – and we’re passionate about chai latte. We’re dedicated to introducing our authentic, delicious chai blend to as many people and places as possible! Although chai latte is now a trendy ‘not coffee’ beverage emerging on menus all over the world, it has noble origins as an Ayurvedic healing tonic. It’s not the overly sweet, powdered version many have become accustomed to. It’s actually a complex blend of healing spices and tea muddled with warm, comforting milk designed to balance and nourish the body. Here we share some of the proven health benefits of chai latte and its rich heritage steeped in the culture of India and Ayurvedic medicine. Continue reading Chai and Ayurveda
One thing I have always loved about Starbucks (sorry cofficionados!) is their frappuccinos. On a hot day the creamy frozen coffee totally hits the spot!
I love chai lattes and dirty chai lattes iced – so when the hot weather hit us I started thinking about creative ways to serve and enjoy Aura Chai.
This chai Frappuccino is totally delicious and mega healthy. It’s super quick, really easy and you only need several ingredients and a blender. Whip one up in no time as a morning treat or afternoon pick me up.
Confession: I was soo nervous about writing this post. It’s not in my nature to be ‘mean’ about other people or products. So it was admittedly a stretch for me to write a whole blog on this rather cheeky comparison!
I’ve been mostly focusing my efforts on sharing everything good about what we do – the benefits of our authentic blend and why we’re different. Positive vibes only! Our little company is still relatively new – but one thing we’ve found along the journey is that it can be difficult for those who are new to chai lattes or don’t know much about them to appreciate what constitutes an authentic blend (and what doesn’t). I’ve found the easiest, simplest way for me to explain to discerning coffee connoisseurs is with this coffee-based comparison:
“If you wouldn’t serve instant coffee, why would you serve powdered chai latte?”
Chocolate chip cookies are my go-to for everything. Lazy Sunday? Choc chip cookies. Romantic night in? Chop chip cookies. Break up? Choc chip coo- You get the picture. These gorgeously gooey cookies feature delicate chai spices with warm, soft vanilla and creamy white chocolate chips. They’re crisp on the outside and gooey in the centre – just as a cookie should be!