A mix of premium organic chai spices with Honey Lady’s Raw Honey make this delicious chai honey blend a lovely spiced sweetener.
Honey Lady honey is raw and unfiltered honey, straight from the hive. Raw honey has not been heated above the natural temperature of the hive (40-45° Celsius). Avoiding heating honey above its natural temperature ensures that all the enzymes, probiotics and benefits of raw honey are preserved.
Honey Lady Chai Honey can be used for many things. Here are some suggestions to get you started:
- in tea – plain black or chai tea for an extra kick.
- on pancakes with cream
- on bread or toast
- in coffee
- as a sweetener in natural yoghurt
Ingredients: raw South Australian honey, organic and fair trade cinnamon, ginger, star anise, nutmeg, clove and organic cardamon
Honey Lady Chai Honey is available in 200g and 325g jars.
Aromatic and warming, chai spice mixtures have a long history of use in ayurveda and ayurvedic practitioners will vary the recipe to suit each person’s medicinal needs. Different families may have their own favourite spice combinations handed down from generation to generation. The spices in this chai blend are excellent digestive herbs, acting “synergistically” – which means that the herbs work together – to support the process of digestion. They may help to relieve post meal bloating, flatulence and cramping, and colicky discomfort. Research suggests that cinnamon may help to balance blood sugar. In addition to their digestive actions, nutmeg is traditionally used to calm an agitated mind and aid restful sleep, whilst cloves have a pain relieving action. Several of the herbs have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral activity which may help to protect against infections of both the digestive and respiratory tracts. In the winter months, this blend will help to warm you up and may help to ward off coughs and colds.
Honey Lady honey is sourced from local South Australian beekeepers. The majority is sourced from the Fleurieu Peninsula, but it is seasonal and dependent upon availability. The beekeepers their honey is sourced from do not use chemicals or antibiotics to treat their bees, hives or equipment. Quite simply it is honey as nature intended.
Raw Honey will naturally crystallise and track (whitening of the honey) over time. This is an indication that your honey is raw as the enzymes that cause the candying process are still active. To return your honey to a liquid state, simply place your jar in warm water. All raw honey will have a top layer of particles of wax, propolis and bee pollen, another indication that the honey is undamaged by processing.
The differences between raw and pasteurised honey are substantial. Raw honey is an alkaline-forming food that contains natural vitamins, enzymes, powerful antioxidants and other important natural nutrients. These are the very nutrients that are destroyed during the heating and pasteurisation process. In fact, pasteurised honey is equivalent to, and just as unhealthy as, eating refined sugar.
Raw honey has anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. It promotes body and digestive health, is a powerful antioxidant, strengthens the immune system, eliminates allergies, and is an excellent remedy for skin wounds and all types of infections. Raw honey’s benefits don’t stop there. Raw honey can also stabilize blood pressure, balance sugar levels, relieve pain, calm nerves, and it has been used to treat ulcers. Raw honey is also an expectorant and anti-inflammatory and has been known to effectively treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma.