Formula No.23+: Anti-inflammatory Chai (with Assam black tea)
Adaptogenic Herbal Tea Formula: Assam black tea, Roasted Dandelion root, Cardamom (hulled seeds), Eleuthero root, Licorice root, Wild Yam root, Roasted Oolong Twig, Cracked Black Pepper, Cinnamon bark, Ginger root, Meadowsweet blossom, Star Anise, Turmeric root (caffeinated)
Flavor Profile: Robust, nutty roast w/ floral sweetness & spice; laid over a rich and malty base of organic Assam black tea.
Steeping Instructions: 1-2tsp | 8oz | 212˚F | 10-15+ min. Best to use spring or filtered water. Bring water to boil, pour over leaves, let steep, strain into drinking vessel. For iced tea, brew strong, let cool, strain over ice. For greater health benefit, steep at least twice. Drink 2 - 6 cups per day for three weeks, take a week off; repeat. (The week off is a general guideline from Russian researchers, to maintain potency of effects on the body.)
Health Benefits: Like the Daily Balance formula, our Anti-inflammatory Chai is also formulated to benefit the over all balance and healthy functioning for your body's vital systems including adrenal, sexual/reproductive, digestive, respiratory, circulatory, immune and cognitive).
Additionally as the name states, it is especially chock-full of powerful anti-inflammatory herbs; some famous as the Turmeric/Black pepper combination, as well as less well known power-house herbs like the adaptogenic Wild Yam root (Dioscorea villosa), whose combination with Licorice is touted by master herbalist David Hoffman as some of the strongest anti-inflammatory herbs available. That same combination of Wild Yam and Licorice are also noted for their anti-spasmodic properties, aiding women's menstrual cramps and menopausal symptoms.
The anti-inflammatory benefits are further enhanced by adding milk, cream, coconut oil, ghee or another favorite fat that stirs well into chai.