It goes without saying that campfires are a popular feature of camping, not only providing light and warmth but can act as a beacon and deter predators that may be lurking in the night! However, you don’t need to pack your camping gear to enjoy the warmth of Campfire Chai. Just reach for the kettle and the enticing aroma will act as a beacon to your friends and family to gather round to enjoy a cup and whilst doing so, the beneficial herbs will boost your immune system and deter any predators that may be waiting to pounce!
Apples are well known to possess many nutrients and antioxidants, making them one of the most popular fruits around the world. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that a combination of apples and tea would be a well-known health tonic There has been a great deal of research on the health benefits of apples, and in relation to boosting the immune system against auto-immune diseases, it is one of the best things to add to your diet.
Hibiscus has a cranberry-like flavour and health benefits which include the ability to reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and inflammatory problems, aid in relieving disturbed digestive and immune system, and potentially help treat diseases of the liver. It may also speed up the metabolism aiding in healthy, gradual weight loss, and can also be linked with better mental health. It is rich in vitamin C, minerals, and antioxidants.
Gunpowder Tea is a variety of green tea that is prepared slightly differently and therefore has unique properties and health benefits. Each leaf is rolled into a small round pellet, resembling grains of gunpowder, hence the name. This method allows the leaves to retain more of their nutrients, including a slightly higher caffeine level than other green teas, so is best avoided in the evening so as not to preclude a good night’s sleep. For people sensitive to caffeine, limit your consumption to no more than 2 cups a day. Having said that, there are many benefits including soothing arthritis, stimulating the metabolism, aiding in weight loss, protecting the heart, and lowering blood sugar levels among many others.
Rosehip is the fruit of the rose plant and has many different uses, but tea made from dried rosehips is one of the most popular. It has many benefits including boosting your immune system, helping relieve chronic pain, arthritis, indigestion, and hypertension among others.
Cinnamon all of the spice’s intoxicating flavour and scent without overpowering your drink. Cinnamon has been used medicinally in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments.
Safflower In traditional Chinese medicine, it is used to improve circulation, reduce menstrual pain and may have some heart benefits, reducing cholesterol build-up in arteries and is effective at thinning the blood, reducing risk of strokes. In most people this is a major benefit but could pose problems for those who already have thin blood or blood that doesn’t clot easily. It also contains essential oils that have a calming effect for those with anxiety or stress, helping to soothe frayed nerves.
Lemon Peel contains vitamins, minerals and fibre which gives your body a which give your body a nutritional boost. As an additional benefit there are enzymes, helping us to live a healthier life.
Orange Peel The rich pectin, a natural soluble fibre, helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels, and even boost digestion. The high level of dietary fibre helps control bowel movements, which stops constipation.
Cloves have a distinct and undeniable warmth and are very well-known for their medicinal properties. Rich in a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants they can relieve digestive issues and strengthen your immune system.