In the Western world, when we see the word, “chai” a certain aroma wafts through our scent memory.
We think of specific spices with warm flavors – a little bit of bitter on our tongues and certain stimulating earthy vibe fills our senses.
Herbalists are always trying to find yummy ways to add more herbs to our lives and we find little herbal secrets to give health-giving properties to the people around us. Here’s a great tip: creating your own vitality chai gives you the ability to add some extra medicinal love to your daily cuppa.
If you’re working with creating your own daily tonic blends to improve your vitality, here’s a great recipe to start with. It’s the Vital Woman Chai!
Vital Woman Chai Recipe
This recipe makes about a quart of the vitality chai, so you can make it just once a week and nourish yourself everyday!
- 4 cups of water
- 4 cups of almond milk (or any kind of milk you like)
- 3 tbsp of shatavari root
- 2 tbsp of turmeric
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
- 2 tsp of your favorite black tea (assam and darjeeling are both nice here)
- 2 tsp of ginger
- 1 tsp of cardamon
- 1 tsp of black pepper
- 1-3 cloves
- Honey to taste
- Put your water and herbs (but not your black tea) into a pot over medium heat and bring to a mild boil.
- Lower the heat and cover for 15-20 minutes.
- Stir in your black tea and milk of choice.
- Leave the heat on low and let it come back to a simmer.
- Turn off the heat, strain, and enjoy
Drink 1-3 cups of your vitality chai daily! Consider incorporating it into your routine by making it your morning brew.
Other flavorful herbs to add in this blend: nutmeg, cacao, star anise, chicory
Other medicinal herbs that are lovely for a vitality chai: reishi, marshmallow root, astragalus, dandelion root, ashwagandha, kava.
Behind the Ingredients of this Vital Woman Chai Recipe
Here’s some information about the ingredients behind the the vital woman chai recipe.
Shatavari. Full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, shatavari is an amazing plant to include in every woman’s life. Shatavari is particularly amazing for your reproductive health, increasing fertility, enhancing libido, and helping to ease menopause symptoms.
Turmeric. Not only does it lend its beautiful color to this brew, it’s an incredible healer. Naturally anti-inflammatory and great for your liver, turmeric is a nourishing ally that will help move your clean blood through your body to properly feed your cells.
Cinnamon. A Chinese tonic herb, cinnamon helps get your blood flowing, warms you, and improves sexual health. It’s known to help balance your blood sugar and find the deepest pockets of stuck cold and get things moving through your body.
Ginger. Perfect for bringing the vital fire back into your life, ginger is warming and stimulating to your body.
Cardamom. With similar benefits to cinnamon, cardamom helps improve circulation and acts as a carminative to get your body’s good juices flowing.
Black Pepper. Black pepper is a classic part of any chai recipe. It vastly improves the effectiveness of turmeric in the body.
How do you like to make chai? Tell us in the comments below!