I love the spicy taste of the Chai, it feels perfect for this bit in the air evening nights that require a sweater but aren't too cold to relax while watching the night sky. I love to heat it up in the evening to help me relax and sleep, but keep it on ice in the mornings to go with my pumpkin muffin's! I enjoyed the spice blend of this Chai so much I made a pumpkin muffin with frosting recipe out of it!
Moist Chai Pumpkin Spice Muffins with Chai Frosting
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 min
Author: Abby Billings
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
11/2 teaspoons 1-1/2 cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup boiled down milk recommend whole
1 whole egg
2 teaspoons vanilla vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped almonds (optional!)
1 tablespoon bhakti chai concentrate
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup softened butter
4 teaspoons bhakti chai chai concentrate
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Generously grease 12 muffin tins. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt. Cut in butter with two knives or a pastry blender until it is fully incorporated. In a separate bowl, mix together pumpkin, evaporated milk, egg, and vanilla. Pour pumpkin mixture into the flour mixture. Add raisins. Fold gently until mixture is just combined. Pour into a greased muffin pan—batter hardly ever fills all twelve unless you keep it down to 1/2 full. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar-nutmeg mixture over the top of each unbaked muffin. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool in pan for 15 minutes, then remove and allow to cool. Ice with chai frosting. To make the frosting, mix all ingredients on high until soft and whipped. Spread onto completely cooled muffins, or place into a large pastry bag with a large star tip and go crazy! Store in the fridge, as icing will soften at room temperature.
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Micro-brewed in Boulder, Colorado
• Gluten-free • Dairy-free • Vegan • No preservatives
All of their products use organic, fair trade ingredients and are rooted in Indian Ayurvedic healing to provide heat producing properties to awake, defend and revitalize the body:
- Fresh-pressed organic ginger
- Fresh-ground cardamom
- Organic, Fair Trade black tea from the Assam region of India.
- Evaporated organic cane juice
Rooted in Indian Ayurvedic teaching, chai is meant to awaken the mind and body. All the ingredients in Bhakti have elements of heat or "agni", which refers to the energy of fire-a transformative energy. Ingredients: Organic Fair-Trade Tea, Organic evaporated Cane Juice, Fresh Ginger, Cardamom, Black Pepper, Fennel, and Clove.
Healthy Benefits of Bhakti
Fire in the Belly: Fresh-pressed Organic Ginger
The best spice to kindle the digestive fire. Ginger is also known to help restore the respiratory system, defend the body from colds and the flu, remove congestion, soothe sore throats, relieve body aches, and prevents motion sickness.
Antioxidants: Organic, Fair Trade Black Tea from the Assam region of India
One of the main ingredients in Bhakti that contains the most powerful antioxidants, which are known to prevent heart disease and cancer.
Aphrodisiac: Fresh-ground Cardamom
Believed to be an aphrodisiac, it is also known for helping to stimulate the mind and give clarity. Cardamom also works to prevent indigestion, increase circulation, and improve appetite.
Very useful as a source of body heat in cold/flu season. Clove is also known for helping with toothaches.
Spicy Heat: Black Pepper
Used in India since prehistoric times, black pepper prevents heart disease, liver disease, indigestion, insomnia, and lung disease. It also has significant antioxidants and antibacterial properties.
Commonly used to help reduce fever and as an anti-microbial, it is also offered after meals to aid digestion and sweeten the breath.
Bhakti Chai is available in retail stores by the quart and in 16 oz ready-to-drink bottles and is sold by the cup in national food service establishments. To order product for shipping outside of Colorado email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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