Proudly brought to you by Prana Chai
As a chai lover there’s nothing worse than ordering a chai tea and seeing the café owner reach for the jar of instant powder.
Those sugar-laden, powdered chai imitations that are served up rampantly across thousands of Australia cafes do not compare to the real deal.
Which is why I usually reserve my chai drinking to home. Because I appreciate a real chai and I want a great one. Because a good cup of chai is so much more than just a tea break. It’s like a little mini-retreat for your soul. And so I use my chai tea time as my own little self care ritual.
For centuries tea has had a long and proud history as a ritual. Across many countries tea ceremonies have formed as a means of both self-care, and care for others.
Take chai tea for example, more accurately known as Masala Chai, it has its roots in Ayurveda, the traditional medicine system of Indian culture. Ayurveda takes a whole person – body, mind and soul – approach to health and wellbeing – which makes chai the perfect blend for a mindful break.
Our friends at Prana Chai know this, which is why they sent us some of their amazing, hand-made Masala Chai blend to trial. In a world of mass production and artificial ingredients, Prana Chai has none of that.
The Prana team remains committed to creating and delivering a quality product, with whole food natural ingredients, and no additives or preservatives. From hand-roasting their secret blend of spices to hand sealing their packages, the whole Prana Chai production process is carefully curated to ensure as much “Prana” or “life force” is infused into the product as possible.
“A good cup of chai is so much more than just a tea break.”
The first thing you notice when you open a package of Prana Chai is the amazing aroma that bounds straight out at you. The unmistakable scent of cardamon, star anise and honey transports you to another place.
What is also great about chai is that the distinctive flavours work so well with non-dairy milk options. For those of us with lactose issues, we can make our chai with soy, almond or even coconut milk. The spice flavours balance out the strength of these alternative milks really nicely.
It only takes a few minutes and then you can sit down and just drink your tea. Take a deep breath of that amazing scent, before you take your first sip. Feel your insides warm up as the Prana, the life force, makes its way down to your belly. (Did I mention Chai makes the perfect winter drink? The weather is starting to turn after all…)
As Mums, we’re renowned for being easily pulled into the vortex of multi-tasking. We’re constantly thinking and acting on behalf of one, two or more other people. We always seem to have a million browser tabs open in our brain at every waking moment and we’re constantly ticking things off, and adding things to, our mental to-do list. It’s no wonder we’re exhausted. This busy-ness drains us of our life force.
But what would happen if you took a Prana Chai tea break every single day? Would it change your mindset? Would it inject some life force back into your world. Would it change your life? Grab yourself some Prana Chai and find out.
If you’ve never made chai before, it’s super easy! Watch for yourself how to make yourself a cup of Prana Chai at home.
- Place two or three heaped teaspoons of Prana Chai into a Turkish pot.
- Fill with one cup of your favourite milk (we recommend soy milk).
- Heat over the stovetop until it is hot (but under simmering).
- Using a mesh strainer, pour your tea into your favourite tea cup.
Prana Chai’s Starter Gift Box comes with everything you need, including Prana Chai Masala 250g, Turkish pot, strainer and Robert Gordon Chai Latte mug. Valued at $63.95, Mum Central readers can get their hands on this gorgeous Starter Box for just $39.
Be quick though, stocks are strictly limited so grab yours while they last!
To celebrate this awesome Australian company, and because we love to hear what you’ve got to say (and give you free things), we’ve organised for 15 of our readers to receive a Prana Chai Starter Gift Box to trial and tell us what you think.
Here’s how it works: If you’re lucky enough to be selected, we’ll send you a Prana Chai Starter kit with everything you need to make your very own Chai at home. You’ll have 10 days to try it out and take some pics and will then be required to complete a short survey and come back to us with your honest and detailed feedback. That’s it – we’ll then compile a follow-up story and include our reader’s feedback so we can share it with our readers! IT’S THAT EASY!
To apply, complete the application form below in full and we’ll be in touch if you’re one of the readers selected.