WTF is a Dirty Chai and what’s so good about it?
If you are a tea lover AND a coffee lover like me, and VARIETY is one of your top human needs, and having options is a NON-NEGOTIABLE for your vibe, then let me tell you all about Dirty Chai.
A heads up, this article may get a little ‘geeky’ for the non geeky folk.
So, WTF is a Dirty Chai? A Dirty Chai is an enchanting concoction of spiced tea and coffee combined. Why enchanting? Because I drink Tiger Purrr chai, which is enchantment at its best.
Some chai nazis will argue that you can only drink Dirty Chai as a latte with milk. My response… "Whatever turns you on man. Drink it however you like!” Personally, I prefer Dirty Chai – Black. I like it Dirty and I like it Black.
Some chai nazis will also argue that you can only drink Dirty Chai with espresso coffee vs filtered coffee. My response… "Whatever turns you on man. Drink it however you like!” Personally, I prefer to drink my coffee made in a French Press versus an espresso machine. So if you are ever thinking of gifting me an espresso machine at any stage in this lifetime, you needn’t bother. But a sexy French Press? Yes Please! That would be Purrrfect!
While both methods have their merits, the French Press, beyond the richer, smoother, cleaner and more robust flavours, offers distinct advantages over espresso machines that can positively impact your health. Using a French Press releases more nutrients and antioxidants that support liver health and reduces inflammation. French Press coffee has lower acidity levels making it kinder on the stomach. French Press coffee does not involve the heavy extraction method of an espresso machine which reduces bitterness. And the part that I like best, is that I get to experience a more mindful and meditative hands-on brewing experience which is an important part of my morning ritual.
I digress. Perhaps in my next blog, I will dive deeper into French Press vs Expresso Machine. For now, back to the topic du jour – What’s so good about Dirty Chai?
1. A Perfect Harmony of Tea and Coffee
When you combine the potent Assam tea and aromatic spices of Tiger Purrr chai with the mellowed boldness of a French Press black coffee, you get the harmonious marriage of both worlds. This sexy blend not only satisfies my taste buds, it also brings together the benefits of tea and coffee in one cup.
2. Energy Boost
While the Assam tea in Tiger Purrr chai provides a gentle and sustained release of energy, the black coffee adds an extra kick, making Dirty Chai a fantastic choice for those seeking an invigorating pick me up. The combination of caffeine and the aromatic spices in Dirty Chai can help improve focus, concentration and overall mental alertness. I keep my Dirty Chai hot in a tea pot and sip from my favourite porcelain Asian inspired tea cup all day while I work, create and slay.
3. Antioxidant Powerhouse
Dirty Chai doesn’t just wake you up; it also offers a generous dose of antioxidants in the body that can combat environmental harm such as UV damage, toxins and pollution. The Assam tea in Tiger Purrr chai is rich in polyphenols, which are potent antioxidants known for their ability to fight free radicals which can damage cells, cause illness and aging as well as a host of diseases. Polyphenals may also improve digestion, brain function and blood sugar levels, as well as protect against blood clots, heart disease and certain cancers. Black tea is also known to reduce oxidative stress. Additionally, the spices found in Tiger Purrr chai such as cardamon, cinnamon and ginger, are packed with antioxidants that can promote overall well-being and support a healthy immune system.
4. Digestive Aid
Tiger Purrr chai not only boasts superior flavour, it also boasts digestive benefits. Ginger, cinnamon, cardamon, Szechuan pepper, fennel and angelica root have long been used in traditional medicine to aid digestion, alleviate nausea, and reduce bloating. When combined with the soothing properties of Assam tea and the gentleness of black coffee made in a French Press, Dirty Chai can provide a comforting and settling effect on the digestive system. I love drinking Dirty Chai after a heavy meal or during periods of indigestion or bloating.
5. Aromatic Indulgence
If you have taken a big whiff of Tiger Purrr chai, you will know what I am talking about.
Apart from its invigorating qualities and health benefits, Dirty Chai made with Tiger Purrr chai is a sensory experience to die for. The fragrant spices in the blend fill the air with a tantalising aroma that uplifts my mood and creates a sense of deep comfort. The interplay of flavours between Assam tea, real spices and black coffee creates a complex and delicious taste profile that appeals to both tea lovers and coffee aficionados alike.
So there you have it. Dirty Chai, made with Tiger Purrr chai and black coffee brings together the best of both worlds. Its invigorating qualities, coupled with the health benefits of black tea and aromatic spices, make it a daily go-to beverage to savour. From providing an energy boost to serving as a digestive aid and offering an indulgent sensory experience, Dirty Chai is a true delight for those seeking a unique flavourful alternative to traditional teas and coffees.
Next time, why not give Dirty Chai made with Tiger Purrr a try to awaken your senses and enhance your well being? Cheers to the enchantment of Tiger Purrr Dirty Chai!