FAQs


What is Chai? 

Chai is the Hindi word for tea. MKE Chai is a unique blend of organic tea and exotic spices which includes a combination of: Ceylon from Sri Lanka, Black Tea from China, Nilgiri Black Tea from India, Puer Tea from China, Cardamom from India, Cloves  from Madagascar, and Cinnamon from Indonesia.
 

What are Rock Sugar Crystals?

MKE Rock Sugar Crystals is simply pure, organic cane sugar sourced directly from India. 

 

How should MKE Chai be stored? 

Keep MKE Chai away from sunlight. Our tea tins are sealed in airtight containers that block out all light. Never store tea in glass jars because sunlight over time damages the tea. Keep the tea in a dark cool place, like a shelf or drawer out of the sunlight.  

 

How do you know how long MKE Chai and MKE Rock Sugar Crystals are good for? 

We print our BB or Best By date on each and every package. It can be found to the right of the UPC label. 

 

What is the best brewing temperature for MKE Chai?

We find that the perfect temperature to brew MKE Chai is approximately 208 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  

How do we guarantee quality and transparency? 

All of our products are manufactured in the U.S.A. Every batch of tea is hand-blended and we only use the finest ingredients. All of our products are USDA certified. MKE Chai is also Paleo Certified and GMO Free! 

 

What are the benefits of having cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon in my tea?

  • Cloves: support digestion, pain relief, have antibacterial effects, and support blood circulation
  • Cardamom: cleanses organs, improves circulation, detoxifies kidneys
  • Cinnamon: anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, stimulates circulation, aids in digestion, relieves bloating, regulates blood sugar, reduces blood pressure

 

Can chai tea improve heart health?

Yes, it is possible! There is evidence that chai tea may be good for the health of your heart. In our chai tea, we use cinnamon, which is shown to reduce the levels of LDLs, or “bad cholesterol” and triglycerides. Several studies have also shown that black tea may contribute to lower cholesterol levels, as well as blood pressure levels. Further, black tea is shown to lower the risk of heart disease. Please note, we cannot guarantee these health benefits will apply to you. 

 

Can chai tea reduce blood sugar levels?

Yes, it is possible! Chai tea may contribute to better blood sugar control. Although we offer organic rock sugar crystals to help sweeten your chai, our chai tea blend is great with or without the sweetener. That’s because it contains cinnamon, which may have beneficial effects on blood sugar levels! Cinnamon is proven to reduce insulin resistance and fasting blood sugar level. Please note, we cannot guarantee these health benefits will apply to you. 

 

Can chai tea improve digestion?

Yes, it is possible! Our chai tea contains organic, whole, crushed cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom, all which have antibacterial properties that appear to prevent digestive issues caused by bacterial infections. Additionally, tea serves as an antioxidant, which may help with digestion. Please note, we cannot guarantee these health benefits will apply to you. 

 

Can chai tea help you lose weight?

Yes, it is possible! Chai tea may help prevent weight gain and promote fat loss.  Generally, chai tea is prepared with milk, which is an excellent source of protein! Protein is an essential macronutrient, which is shown to reduce hunger and promote feelings of fullness. Research also shows that black tea may promote fat breakdown and help reduce the number of calories your body absorbs from foods. A fresh cup of our chai tea will kick start your day and help you feel full until your next meal! Please note, we cannot guarantee these health benefits will apply to you. 

 

How can you provide suggestions on other teas that you would like to see? 

Easy! Simply email us at motherskitchenessentials@gmail.com or head over to the 'Contact" page at the top of our website and let us know. We value all of our customers suggestions and would love to explore your ideas!