Daintree Chai – Dandelion
An aromatic tasty coffee alternative.
Dandelion is traditionally used as a digestive and liver tonic.
Roasted Dandelion Root married with our Daintree Chai signature spice blend creates a bold, yet silky smooth chai.
Daintree Chai Dandelion is caffeine free. Enjoy at any time of the day.
Chai has been a huge part of Indian culture throughout its history, and today is enjoyed across all walks of life around the world. Aside from having a wonderful flavour, it has proven health benefits that make it good for your health. Whilst drinking tea alone undoubtedly has its own rewards, most of the benefits in your favourite chai come from the spices used.
Here at The Tea Chest our teas are all hand blended made in small batches, packaged in heat sealed foil lined bags with tear off resealable zip lock enclosure to help maintain freshness. Blended and packaged in the rainforest surrounds of Far North Queensland.
The Tea Chest is a small family, and operated business producing a treasure of teas.
Caffeine Class: caffeine free
How it tastes: A beautiful balance of smooth and spicy with pleasant bitter notes.
Why it’s special: I have found Dandelion a great substitute for coffee. This healthy beverage can be taken as often as you like as it is caffeine free and won’t cause you dehydration as coffee can do. Drinking Dandelion is great for detoxing the liver, and is also chock full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. Our finest dandelion is wild-collected from meadows of Eastern Europe. It’s the perfect tea for everyday wellness!
Chai Benefits: With people becoming more health conscious and the promotion on healthy living, Chai has become increasingly popular due to the health benefits and low caffeine content compared to that of coffee. Chai boosts digestion, acts as an anti-inflammatory and acts as a source of nutrients to promote overall health. With all of the ingredients combined this beverage is not only delicious it is also healthy.
Roasted Dandelion Root Benefits:Dandelion can act as a mild laxative that can promote digestion and balance the natural good bacteria in the intestines. It has also shown to improve liver and kidney function and boost the immune system.
To serve one: Heat 250mls of water to 95°C. Add 1 heaped tsps. of tea and allow to infuse for 3 minutes if taken black; 4-5 minutes if adding milk. Best served with your favourite milk or soy, and sweetened with your local honey if desired.
Stove Top Method
Brewing Chai on the stove top is the more traditional of way to brew chai. This method takes time but the reward is a richly brewed cup of chai allowing all the spices flavours to sing.
1. Place 3 teaspoons of Daintree Chai in a saucepan and add 300 mls of filtered water and allow to come to the boil, simmer for 3 mins.
2. Add 200 ml of milk of your choice (e.g. cows or goats’ milk, soy milk, almond or cashew milk.) Allow milk to heat through for 2 mins.
3. Strain tea into cup. Enjoy!
Tea Type: Dandelion Root- Taraxacum officinale