And oh, about that housemade Chai !
Chai is Jessica’s favorite hot drink, so, Andre thought: Why not offering Chai to their new Santa Fe shop? For several weeks, Andre developed a special Chai recipe that includes local honey, fresh grated ginger and turmeric, cardamom, ground clove, pastured whole milk and black peppercorns.
Ginger and Turmeric roots hold so many health benefits so don’t be shy and treat yourself to a cup of our housemade Chai.
According to Healthline, the flowering plant ginger has several health benefits. The unique fragrance and flavor of ginger come from its natural oils, the most important of which is gingerol. Gingerol, the main bioactive compound in ginger, has powerful and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Gingerol can help lower the risk of infections. One of the traditional uses of ginger is for pain relief, including menstrual pain. Ginger can treat many forms of nausea, especially morning sickness. Ginger can also help enhance brain function directly and treat chronic digestion.
Cleveland Clinic points out the health benefits of turmeric, a spice that comes from the root of the curcuma longa plant, which is a perennial in the ginger family. Turmeric may be beneficial to lessen inflammation and pain. Turmeric also improves memory, fights free radicals, lowers risk of heart disease, and help fights depression.
All ingredients used for our Chai are organic so don’t panic! The latter is now available for you to enjoy with one of our pastries or simply by itself.
Needless to say, Jessica has approved of Andre’s Chai recipe!