We love teas. We also love all the ingredients to go into tea. So, spice up your life is a recurring segment that will cover the spice in our life, and we hope it adds spice to your life.
Chai teas are typically made with microground black teas and numerous spices mixed together to give you a flavorful and aromatic drink that is soothing, enjoyable and healthy. The second ingredient that we will discuss in this short series will be Cinnamon.
Fun fact: Cinnamon sticks are also called 'quills,' the average cinnamon tree grows to 60 feet in height, Cinnamon doesn’t have a sweet taste but does amplify the sweetness in other ingredients
Cinnamon is one of the most popular spices in the world. It adds flavor, color and aroma to many of our favorite dishes and drinks. But cinnamon has more value than just enhancing your food: it offers numerous health benefits too!
For starters, cinnamon may help regulate blood sugar levels. Studies have shown that consuming a small amount of cinnamon regularly helps improve insulin sensitivity and can even reduce fasting blood glucose levels. Cinnamon also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce inflammation in the body due to its high content of antioxidants. Furthermore, research suggests that taking a daily dose of cinnamon could lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels too!
On top of all these health perks, adding some cinnamon to your diet can provide you with some other bonuses! It’s packed with essential minerals such as calcium, iron and manganese which are all important for optimal health.
At OGB, we use Organic Cinnamon in our Microground Instant Chai mixes. Why should you choose organic cinnamon, instead of regular? Here are a few benefits of using organic cinnamon in your cooking. Organic cinnamon is free from pesticides and other harmful chemicals, making it healthier to use than regular cinnamon. It's also grown without the use of synthetic fertilizers and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). This makes it an overall better choice when considering health and safety factors.
Organic cinnamon can have a richer flavour than regular, so you can get more out of every pinch! That's because it's fresher and hasn't been exposed to harsh processing methods or additives like non-organic varieties may have. Plus, you'll feel good knowing that your food choices are helping to protect the environment by supporting sustainable farming practices.
For us it is even more simple than that, we just love it for the taste. The taste of cinnamon is often described as sweet and woody with a warm, earthy flavor. When used in small amounts, it can add a depth of flavour to any dish without being overwhelming. Cinnamon adds that comfort to our microground tea mixes. Enjoy on your own or with your friends and family.
Old Growth Beverages is made with Certified Organic ingredients. We use the entire green tea leaf in our microground instant teas, so you get all the health benefits of the traditional but in the convenience of an instant tea. Much better than just eating an entire tea leaf