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Why powdered chai is the new instant coffee

powdered chai latte

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?”

 

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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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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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What types of milk are best for chai?

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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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