Chai Baking Spice Blend

Chai Baking Spice Blend
Chai Baking Spice Blend
Chai Baking Spice Blend Chai Baking Spice Blend
SKU
100787 001
$13.09
Net Weight:
2.8 oz
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The warming qualities of our salt-free Chai Baking Spice Blend are immediately apparent in its aroma, with the resinous aroma of black pepper cloaked in cinnamon’s welcome-home smell. Gentle citrus and floral notes float around the perimeter of the peppery fragrance, creating a wide-ranging blend that’s got depth and ethereality. The flavors of this blend incorporate balance; there is dark, spicy pepper as its base, holding up the sweet heat of ginger, the bittersweet nuttiness of nutmeg, and the woodsy taste of cinnamon, spiked with clove. Green cardamom shows off its ability to deliver pepper and eucalyptus, and rose petals and mint give it invigorating top notes. We blend our Chai Baking Spice blend in small batches in our facility, to protect freshness and flavor.

The legend states that chai blends came into being 5,000 years ago, in a royal court in India. The history is murky and the dates and particulars are unclear, but according to the stories, there was a king who wanted to create a blend for a beverage that would promote Ayurvedic health and wellness. His selection of herbs and spices promoted digestion, circulation, respiration, and cured bad breath. It was served either hot or cold, in a variety of mediums. The drink we know in America as chai didn’t exist until the 1800s, when the British colonized India and incorporated tea into daily life there. The chai wallah—a sort of proto-barista who worked with tea—would blend teas with spices, and eventually with milk, and could be found at shops and stands throughout India.

 

Tips From Our Kitchen

 

Our salt-free Chai Baking Spice Blend is wide open for multiple uses. It can, of course, be used to create a chai drink. It can also be used as the primary seasoning blend in spice cookies or carrot cake. Canners can use this blend to make Chai Spiced Peaches, or swap out peaches and use plums or apricots. Make a cherry compote with Chai Baking Spice Blend, or use to perk up jams or marmalades. Mix with bananas for Chai Banana Muffins or put bananas and Chai Baking Spice Blend into a blender with yogurt for a smoothie. This blend has savory uses, too. Sprinkle on cubed butternut squash and roast, and top risotto or a creamy pasta with roasted cubes. Stir into rice, or toss over pork chops and pan-fry. Craft cocktailers can steep this in syrup for a chai-spiced simple syrup that will make unforgettable old-fashioneds.

Our Chai Baking Spice Blend contains cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, clove, nutmeg, black pepper, rose petals and mint.

 

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving

Calories8

% Daily Value*

Total Fat0g0%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g

Cholesterol0mg0%

Sodium1.2mg0%

Total Carbohydrate1.8g1%

Dietary Fiber0.8g3%

Total Sugars0.0g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g

Protein0.2g0%

Vitamin D0mcg0%

Calcium12mg1%

Iron0mg2%

Potassium24mg1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more accuracy, testing is advised.

4.5 out of 5
6 total ratings.

Linda H. (Verified buyer) 10/20/2021
Love this Spice Blend So far I have used it in Carrot Cake and Banana Bread. Brings baking to a new level. Can't wait to try it in Chocolate Cupcakes.

Juliet D. (Verified buyer) 07/17/2020
I use this in everything! I use this in everything! Oatmeal, pancakes, cookies, muffins, even sprinkle a little in my coffee when it’s brewing! SO YUMMY

Michelle K. (Verified buyer) 05/17/2019
Exactly what I wanted. Exactly what I wanted.

April K. (Verified buyer) 10/24/2018
Spicelicious I bought this for a chai-masala apple cake and it was delicious. I've used it in chai banana bread and also a pinch in coffee. It's good in so many things and so fragrant! You can smell it through the box and 2 heavy plastic bags. My kitchen smells fabulous, it would make a great potpourri

Sandi (Verified buyer) 09/03/2017
Chai Baking Spice Blend I use it as one of the spices in homemade muesli. Both of us love this one! I haven't yet used it in baking---despite the name---but, I can tell that it would be great in a plain vanilla pudding or custard and maybe even a plain muffin base. No time for that yet, though.

Leah F. (Verified buyer) 04/03/2018
Way too peppery. It smells sooo good and I could not wait to try it on my breakfast oatmeal but the black pepper flavor overpowers everything else, not pleasant on my oatmeal.
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