SPICE DREAM is a deliciously healthy and exotic Chai Latte blend with a delicate balance of sweetness and spice. With the Australian tea market bursting with chai options and variations, I found that many of the powders and syrups available were full of rubbish- milk solids, flavourings and a whole lot of sugar! I wanted to make a spicy brew that was devoid of these nasties- something that was natural and pure and in line with what we stand for at Byron Bay Tea Company.
So, after much trial and error, the end result was Spice Dream- a delicate blend of just freshly ground organic spices. It is naturally caffeine-free and can be prepared with your choice of milk and a touch of honey.
Spice Dream is the caffeine-free, chai latte option in our range that compliments our Chai blend that has been based on the Indian tradition with a black tea base. Spice Dream is also quick and easy to prepare compared to our Chai that requires a little more time and care when brewing over the stove the traditional way. It’s definitely the pick if you are pressed for time in the mornings!
The Health Benefits of Spices
Most spices enhance digestion, and that's one of the reasons spices are revered in Ayurvedic (traditional Indian) medicine. According to the ayurvedic theory of disease, poor digestion is actually the root cause of most disorders. When the food we eat is not digested properly, ama, the by-product of poor digestion and metabolism, builds up in the body, clogging the microchannels of the body. Not only does this further block the efficient flow of nutrients to the different parts of the body, weakening the immune system, but it also hampers the unrestricted flow of wastes out of the body so that a "fertile breeding ground" is created for disease and infection to take hold.
So, not only do spices help to enhance digestion, but they also help remove accumulated ama, so they are extremely valuable additions to your daily diet. Spice Dream contains spices that have been carefully combined and all help to assist with digestion and metabolism, helping to cleanse ama from the body and prevent digestive disorders such as gas and bloating.
Spice Dream is not only healthy, it’s delicious to drink. It will enliven the senses and take you to a magical place far, far away…. like Byron Bay.
Brewing Suggestions: Add 2 teaspoons to a little water into a saucepan, heat & stir vigorously; then add 300 mls of milk of your choice and heat again; then pour into your favourite mug and garnish with cinnamon or spice of choice. Add honey if desired.
Tea Alternative: Prepare with some freshly brewed black tea if you wish to make this a more traditional chai beverage.