Published on October 2nd, 2018 | by Catherine Tingey0
Do you wish you could drink coffee but can’t because of the caffeine content, the acidity or both?
Well you’re in luck because this Bulletproof Chai has roughly 1/3 the caffeine of standard BP Coffee, and a ton of exotic flavor and aromatics.
I’ve had to miss out on the Bulletproof coffee frenzy because coffee gives me waaaaaay too much energy – even though I love the taste and the smell – so I created this Bulletproof Chai which has far less caffeine but still provides sustained energy and focus. [Black tea contains on average 40g mg of caffeine versus 105mg in caffeinated coffee.]
So what is Chai?
Chai is a black tea brewed with spices and milk and maybe a sweetener that’s creamy, aromatic, and amazing.
The word chai means tea in Hindi, and comes from the Chinese word for tea, cha.
Chai is also the most popular beverage consumed in India. It’s one of my favorite things to drink once the weather turns colder as the warming spices are good for metabolism.
And it just makes you feel all kinds of cozy.
The warming spices that give chai its kick are ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg, and cloves.
Clearly I was Indian in a previous life because I love warming spices in pretty much everything–tea, cookies, cakes and donuts!
The bulletproof concept is the same – start out with some good Cardamom Chai Black tea – I get mine here.
Add a fat like MCT Oil but I prefer to use organic, salted butter because that’s what’s usually in my refrigerator.
Blend in a blender – this is what makes the froth.
- Black cardamon tea
- Tea Masala (or make your own from ground ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, nutmeg and cloves)
- Milk of your choice (dairy, soy, almond, hemp)
- Fat of your choice (MCT oil, butter, coconut oil, ghee)
- Honey for sweetener