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RYE CHAI is hand-crafted in small batches to create a soul-soothing brew that evokes the relaxed and beachy vibe of the Mornington Peninsula.
At RYE CHAI we harness ancient Ayruvedic knowledge and endeavour to create products where 'Healing' meets 'Indulgence'. This is done using organic whole spices, organic fair-trade tea, fresh organic ginger and natural unrefined sweeteners.
Originally our blends were sweetened with the most wonderful local raw honey, until further information was revealed regarding the improper use of it. According to Ayruvedic dietary principals, honey should never be heated above 40 degrees Celsius because it digests slowly when cooked and the molecules become like glue, adhering to mucous membranes and clogging the body’s channels, producing toxins or ‘ama’. Charaka, the ancient sage of Ayurveda, wrote over 500 years ago that “nothing is so troublesome as ama caused by the improper intake of honey.” Indeed ‘ama‘, or undigested matter in the body, is considered to be the root cause of most ill health by Ayurveda. Many incompatible food combinations produce toxins, but heated honey is one of the most difficult forms to cleanse.
So after trialing literally every unrefined natural sweetener possible we were extremely pleased with two stand out alternatives - Organic Jaggery and Pure Persian Date Syrup, not only for their deliciously sweet and earthy flavours, but more importantly for their amazing powerful healing properties.