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Green cardamom iced tea2

Published:

06 June 2017

Green Cardamom Iced Tea with Dates and Almond Milk

There’s nothing more refreshing than iced ICHAI in this hot weather.

This quick and simple recipe works well with any of the eight ICHAI blends but I think Green Cardamom Chai (blend no. 4) and Vanilla Chai (blend no. 7) are particularly good.

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Published:

09 September 2016

New subscription box with ICHAI and Nankhatai!

ICHAI has teamed up with Chin's Kitchen, who are offering our spicy brews with their delicious, handmade Indian shortbread (Nankhatai) as part of a monthly subscription box: https://chinskitchen.co.uk/…/nankhatai-and-chai-monthly-sub…

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Which ICHAI?

Published:

08 August 2016

More prestigious gold stars for ICHAI in the 2016 Great Taste awards!

Great Taste, the world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, which celebrates the very best in food and drink, has announced the Great Taste stars of 2016. Out of 10,000 products to be judged, ICHAI Ltd was awarded a 1-star and 2-star Great Taste award for its Green Cardamom Chai (blend no. 4) and Black Cardamom Chai (blend no. 5) respectively.

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Tumeric and black pepper

Published:

03 March 2016

The Health Benefits of Wholefoods Part 3.

The general consensus from the scientific community is that wholefoods deliver much greater health benefits than isolated constituents with known activity. Not only are wholefoods more effective, but they are also safer. The consumer is increasingly questioning marketing claims and we are going into 2016 with a much more positive message than “detox” when it comes to healthy eating and drinking; plant-based whole foods that promote health and wellbeing, not only supplying us with essential vitamins and minerals but that provide a treasure-trove of phytochemicals able to heal, prevent chronic disease and promote longevity. Plant actives are team players.  They have always worked together and always will.

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Published:

03 March 2016

The Health Benefits of Wholefoods Part 2.

The futility of isolating a single constituent from a phytochemical mixture is becoming more apparent. Our affluent and indulgent lifestyles in the West are turning our bodies into the ideal “host” for chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Our quick-fix culture has driven the explosion in the number of dietary supplements available where plant compounds are available in pill form in levels that would be impossible to achieve through diet alone. But, the tide is turning. Good old-fashioned eating is back and here’s why…..

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Published:

02 February 2016

The Health Benefits of Wholefoods Part 1.

Why is it that the same pathogen will cause disease in one person but spare another? Genetics, environment and virulence of the pathogen are all important but there is another equally, if not more important factor: susceptibility of the host.

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ICHAI - In search of cinnamon

Published:

09 September 2015

In Search of Cinnamon

Cinnamon’s essential oils are prized for their aroma and flavour in the food and perfume industries but essential oil content can vary considerably when grown under different conditions, leading to variations in flavour. Those of us who use natural flavours need to bear this in mind, for, analogous to a fine wine, Mother Nature plays a powerful role in the creation of the final product.

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ICHAI - Great Taste Award

Published:

08 August 2015

Great Taste 2015 announces new stars and ICHAI is a winner!

The world’s most coveted blind-tasted food awards, Great Taste, has released the Great Taste stars of 2015 in August and ICHAI is amongst the producers celebrating as our extremely popular Ginger Chai (Blend No. 3) is now able to proudly carry the little gold and black Great Taste logo.

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Our new ICHAI Gift Caddies

Published:

07 July 2015

ICHAI Launches Most Popular Blends in 75g Gift Caddies

Our four most popular blends, Spicy Chai (Blend No. 1), Ginger Chai (Blend No. 3), Vanilla Chai (Blend No. 7) and Classic Chai (Blend No. 8) are now available in these striking 75g gift tins.

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