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Chai Banana Bread

chai banana bread

chai banana bread

I always pop a little cinnamon and ginger in my banana bread – so I thought I’d take it a step further and introduce cardamom and nutmeg to the mix for a true chai flavour 💕 When I put chai banana bread up for a vote against chai-chocolate doughnuts you guys voted this the hands-down winner on Instagram! So here it is – gluten free, vegan and refined sugar free of course… Continue reading Chai Banana Bread

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Recipe: Chai-Spiced Persian Love Cake

persian love cake

Once upon a time a beautiful woman fell in love with a handsome Persian prince. She knew that as she was not a princess herself, she couldn’t get him to notice her without a little help – so she baked a delicious, aromatic cake filled with magical love potions. There are two endings to the story – in one they live happily every after (my favourite), in the other the prince shuns her advances and she eats the entire cake to herself! Now these gorgeous cakes are popular at extra special occasions such as weddings and sunshine-soaked summer parties.

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Why sugar free chai?

sugarLots of syrup and powdered chai products already incorporate an amount of sugar or sweetener for convenience – and traditional ‘wet chai’ is blended with honey or a vegan alternative like agave, carob or maple. As someone who avoids sugar and sweetener as much as possible for health reasons I was keen to introduce a more versatile, flexible chai blend for anyone like me who needs or to enjoy their drinks with a choice to have them with or without sugar – and to decide which kind of sweetener they add. Continue reading Why sugar free chai?

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Why healthy chai?

I believe that all successful brands are driven by a very personal passion – so I’ll start this blog with a frank confession. Food and I were not always friends. I grew up never thinking about my relationship with food. As a child I was only concerned with when my next meal would be, and whether it would feature chips or chocolate! But as I entered my teens I became more aware of my body. Bullies latched on to my larger size – and their words hit me like a two-tonne truck. Suddenly, I wasn’t so sure about food. I decided that it was ruining my life.

That’s when I developed Anorexia and eventually ended up seriously ill in hospital. The experience shaped my relationship with food for the next six years, until I made a wonderful discovery that changed my perspective forever!

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Which chai tea is the best?

best chai

Well…this is awkward. Of course when we’re asked this question the answer’s pretty simple for us – we love our Aura Chai blend! But in the interests of impartiality we thought we’d better offer up a little more detailed response – and as we were seasoned chai lovers long before we created our Aura Chai blend we feel we know what makes a good cup of chai. Continue reading Which chai tea is the best?

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Why loose leaf chai?

loose leaf chai

Okay, okay…we know we’re biased. But only because we truly believe that chai is best enjoyed when it’s loose leaf, whole spice and full of flavour! It’s not just us, either…although powders and syrups prevail in the age of convenience, there’s plenty of evidence that proves an authentic, loose leaf chai blend is the way to go for true chai lovers and fans of flavour.

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Are chai lattes healthy?

healthy chai

These days it feels as though whenever we read a magazine or scroll through Instagram we’re faced with an onslaught of warnings and nutritional advice that often confuses rather than clears things up for us. Instead of just enjoying our food, often we find ourselves asking ‘is this healthy?!’ before we dig in. If you love chai but are conscious about making healthy choices and optimising the nutritional content of foods you enjoy every day, don’t worry – the answer to the question ‘are chai lattes healthy?’ is most certainly yes! Here we explain why – and how you can maximise the health benefits of your daily cup of chai for an even tastier and more satisfying mid-morning treat.

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What types of milk are best for chai?

milk

milkWhether you’re vegan, lactose intolerant or just plain curious, there are now lots of delicious alternatives to cow’s milk on the market. The taste and texture of a chai latte can be massively influenced by the type of milk you choose to accompany the spice – so here we offer a run down of some of our favourite types and explain which to choose for a creamy, dreamy chai.

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