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COVID-19 Update

Hey chai lovers! Rose here. Firstly I would like to say I am sending so much love to everyone affected by this COVID-19 outbreak right now. It is a really difficult time and is mentally and physically affecting so many people.

I wanted to reassure my lovely customers that all is well here at Aura Chai and we are continuing with business as usual for as long as we possibly can – albeit with extra measures in place. We want to continue to provide you with nourishing, mood-lifting, immune-boosting chai blends throughout this time. Please read on to learn more ✨

Open for business as usual

Firstly as an online company we are open for business as usual. You can buy from us anytime, anywhere and we ship on the same day. For me personally and for many others this time is going to be difficult, but it is a time to cherish our health, our loved ones and the small moments in life. I developed our products with love and advanced nourishment in mind. That’s why they’re only made with fair-trade natural ingredients, no chemicals, fillers or other nasties. Although our blends are of course no cure for COVID-19 they offer a variety of natural health benefits inspired by ancient wisdom and medicinal practices designed to support the body and prevent illness. They’re packed with anti-inflammatories, anti-oxidants and immune-boosting compounds. I want to make sure that people have access to them for as long as possible. Your support for a small business means so much at this time – so thank you!! 💖

Increased hygiene measures

When we grew the business from very little to slightly bigger last month we did a huge blend which means we have plenty in stock and will not need to blend again for a couple of months. When we do run out of stock we will reassess whether blending is viable and safe, or not. Food manufacturers such as ourselves are unaffected by closure mandates at this time, but things may change.

The warehouse where our products are stored and shipped from is operating on a skeleton staff and is fully compliant with the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. They advise that the risk of transmission via food and packaging is low. Extra hygiene measures are in place, including more frequent hand-washing and disinfection. No employees at our premises have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or have shown symptoms.

Possible shipping delays

Our shipping providers in the UK, Royal Mail and DPD, have advised slightly longer shipping times in some cases due to high volume and demand. They are also slightly changing the way they deliver – no longer asking for signatures and minimising human contact with more distant delivery techniques. Please head to their individual websites (links above) to learn more. Global shipping could be much more affected, as delivery services have been heavily disrupted in the most affected countries. Again please consult your shipping provider, or email us and we will do our best to help you!

Further updates on COVID-19

This situation is very uncertain which understandably is causing lots of people and businesses to feel anxious. Please rest assured that we are following all government guidelines and are staying OPEN to serve you with delicious chai for as long as we possibly can. We will be keeping up to date with the situation here are overseas and will adapt our operations if needed as things develop. Our thoughts are also with our coffee shop and restaurant partners who have been forced to close for the foreseeable future. Please support them if they have online stores or shops!

For as long as this situation continues I am offering 15% off on orders of two products or more with code LOVE15. Click above to start shopping 🛒

Please get in touch if you have questions or need support.

Lots of love,

Rose xxx

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How to Make Diabetic-friendly Chai Latte

diabetic-friendly chai latte

Living life without sugar ain’t always easy. It’s difficult enough when you’re skipping the sweet stuff for health reasons by choice – but when you’ve got diabetes there’s no compromise.

Aura Chai founder Rose isn’t diabetic, but both her grandparents on one side had Type 2 Diabetes. She avoids sugar for health reasons, opting for unrefined and low GI alternatives. “I was really keen to make sure our chai latte blends could be enjoyed by everyone. That’s why I made them without sugar or sweeteners. This way people can add their own – whatever they like, and however much they like!”

If you’re a chai latte lover you might feel as though you often have to miss out on your favourite treat. But what if you could enjoy a delicious, spicy, diabetic-friendly chai latte at home? Read on to find out more!

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Chai Latte Gifts for Mother’s Day

If your mum is anything like our mums, she deserves the world and more every single day of the year! Mother’s Day is a special opportunity for us to say thank you to the most important woman in our lives, who has given us so much and asked for so little in return.

It can be difficult to find a meaningful and thoughtful gift – but often thinking about the things she loves to do, eat and drink can give us helpful hints on what to buy.

Whether your mum is an animal lover, tea enthusiast, seasoned yogi or fabulous foodie, we have a beautiful selection of handmade chai latte gifts she’ll love – all under £30.

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Five Amazing Valentine’s Day Chai Latte Gifts

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Valentine’s Day is one of our favourite holidays here at Aura Chai – a special opportunity to show the person you love just how important they are! Whether you choose to shower them with affection or keep it low-key, a thoughtful gift is always well received. Here we’ve put together a list of our five favourite chai latte Valentine’s Day gifts for chai latte lovers everywhere. Psst – they’re all under £30! 

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Chai Latte for Coffee Shops, Cafes and Restaurants

chai latte for coffee shops

Chai latte is becoming increasingly popular here in the UK. We are a proudly diverse nation of foodies – with a plethora of yummy cuisines from all over the world adopted as national favourites.

Increased demand is encouraging coffee shops and restaurants to add chai latte – also known as spiced chai latte, masala chai latte and ‘chai tea latte’ – (incorrectly, more on that later) – to their menus. But sadly the trend has started off with a market dominated by watered-down imitations of the real deal – which have actually put many people off this delicious, wholesome (and profitable) beverage.

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Earth Day 2019 – How Michael Jackson’s Earth Song Shaped Me

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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.

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5 awesome gifts for chai lovers

chai latte gifts

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

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Aura Chai At Cup North/Manchester Coffee Festival 2018

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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!

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