Chai is a traditional, soothing drink which has been enjoyed in cultures for thousands of years. With this warming blend of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg and clove, each spice brings its own benefits, which can be enjoyed in drinks and foods alike.
How to use Simply stir ½ to 1 teaspoon of our Chai Mix into your favourite cup of regular or decaffeinated tea – either with or without milk and sugar. Or, try in homemade breads, cakes and desserts for a spicy twist.
What do I Taste Like? This Chai Mix has a rich and warming flavour with each spice adding its unique aroma and taste.
Where am I From? Each organic spice in our Chai Mix is grown in Kerala, India, an area which is also known as ‘India’s Spice Garden’.
Why Fair Trade? These Fair Trade premiums are being used to:
install water conservation structures to catch run-off water for use in the dry season
provide solar lamps to help alleviate the problems associated with power cuts, such as students unable to read in poor light
provide ongoing education for farmers to increase their knowledge in new techniques and so help increase crop yield
Our aim is to use totally eco-friendly packaging. We’ve moved away from our old-style tubs for this product and in addition to our own beliefs, we’ve listened to our customers to reduce waste in all areas possible.
Something that we have to consider when packaging our products is the durability of packaging and whether it is ‘fit for purpose’. By this we mean that the products have to reach you in one piece, be kept fresh for you to enjoy and that we use materials which are suitable for the product itself.
Whilst our old-style tubs are recyclable, we realised that these are not as eco-friendly as we would like them to be and so we’ve been busy repackaging our range of powders to use FSC cartons instead.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) improves how the world’s forests are managed so all of our new cartons carry the FSC logo. The FSC card carton is recyclable, compostable and biodegradable.
To ensure the powders are kept fresh and uncontaminated, they are packaged in an inner bag which is recyclable, and then placed into the carton.
We have to get the cartons from the packers to our warehouse or to stores. To do this, we use sturdy cardboard boxes which double up as a shelf-ready tray for use in stores. This replaces our old card trays and plastic shrink-wrap. In this way, we’re reducing waste and plastic.
1. How to make chai tea
Stir ½ - 1 teaspoon of Lucy Bee Chai Mix into your favourite regular or decaffeinated tea. Sweeten to taste and add milk, if that’s how you prefer it.
2. What is chai?
Chai is ‘tea’, though when referring to ‘chai’, people are usually talking about a blend of chai spices.
3. Does chai tea have caffeine?
It depends on the tea. Lucy Bee Chai Blend is caffeine free and can be used with decaffeinated tea, if that’s what you prefer.
4. How to make chai tea latte?
Add ½ to 1 teaspoon of Lucy Bee Chai Blend to a mug or your chosen tea, along with the milk of your choice and blend together. Sweeten, as needed.
5. What spices are used in chai?
Our Chai Blend contains a blend of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg and clove powders, which are all organic spices from India.