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EK GARAM CHAI KI PYALI: THE INDIAN WAY OF LIFE

July 4, 2019 - by Oliria

Just as in India, every emotion is celebrated: the coming of a new season, the going of the old one, laughing at the first cry and crying at the last one, why not celebrate this feeling called chai?

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”

-Henry James

EK CUTTING CHAI!

There is something about the word chai that pulls us in -be it the aroma that wafts through the doorways of our house and mind, or the subtle simmering sound of the boiling leaves, or the nostalgia trip that it takes us on: reminding us of days when we sat alone or together, on days that shined or when a lacuna filled our lives.

Chai is not just a beverage. It is the attitude that decides our day: spiced and sharp or mild and warm, a feeling that decides our mood: Fresh and robust or sweet and hot, a sentiment that bonds everyone: family, colleagues, and sometimes even strangers.

Chai, after all, is an emotion!

CHAINAMA: A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF CHAI!

If Chinese legends are to believed, some 5,000 years ago in the Yunnan province of China, an emperor called Shen Nong once was boiling water in his garden. A wind swung and a couple of fallen leaves later, an aromatic concoction came into being. Today, we call it tea.

But the affair of the emperor and the concoction did not end there. Shen Nong wasn’t just a ruler but a scientist as well. It was he who first discovered what medicinal miracles this plant had in store for mankind.

THE DESI CONNECTION!

Even India is not behind in the myths and legends that go around tea. It is said that Bodhi Dharma- the founder of the Zen school of Buddhism who gave up his throne- sat down to meditate for nine years once. As luck would have been, at some point in time he fell asleep. Overwhelmed on getting up, he cut off his eyelids and threw them on the ground as a part of his sacrifice. At the very spot where his eyelids landed, sprung a tea plant.

Fast forward to the present, it is no longer the infusion with the royal connection. From the modern version of tea- a cup of green tea to the earthy tea served in clay pots to in India, tea has come a long way. But this is not it! There’s a lot more to come.

WHATS GOING ON BETWEEN OLIVES AND TEA?

If eternity were a book, then olive and tea would definitely be one of its pages. Let’s add another page to it: the Olive Leaf Tea.

Reap in the benefits of this tea which the Mediterranean people have been using for long to cure diseases. Unlike normal tea, an olive leaf tea is an herbal and caffeine-free tea.

OLIVE TEA RECIPE

Gather a few olive leaves and dry them in an oven. Crumble them and add them to boiling water. Filter out the leaves and Voilà!

Your Olive herbal tea is ready! If the taste bothers you, then sprinkle in a bit of lemon or orange zest, add a bit of honey or pair with lavender, basil or mint. You can use the readily available olive leaf tea extract instead as well. Slurp in the infusion enriched with goodness and health in every sip.

Olive leaf extract packs in double the antioxidant levels and quadruple vitamin C levels than even green tea contains.

THE MIGHTY OLIVE TEA: IT’S SALUBRIOUS!

Loaded with medicinal compounds such as oleuropein, the olive leaf extract is a savior. There might only be a few diseases that can withstand its therapeutic effects that is to say that olive tea every day can keep diseases at bay.

Naturally, it contains anti-fungal properties and wards off lifestyle diseases such as cardiovascular ailments and blood pressure problems. Regular consumption of herbal processed olive leaf tea can help treat viral infections such as herpes and enhance the immune system. Moreover, it kills intestinal parasites as well.

Studies have proven that organic olive leaf extract has more antioxidants than olive oil. The antioxidant nature of olive tea extract can be attributed to the phenolic compounds which are more potent in tea than olive oil. Hence, the olive leaf extract benefits are immense.

HOME GROWN OLIVE TEA IS HERE!

Here at OLIRIA – Olive tea is everyone’s cup of tea!

Since change is the only constant, we at “Oliria – World’s first processed olive herbal tea” believe in changing and setting trends. To serve the new era tea drinkers, we ensure that our quality is next to none. Crafted into different natural flavors, our tea is made from the finest olive leaves hand-plucked from the fields of Rajasthan.

The distinctive taste lingers on while the aroma fills in your nostrils with the freshness of olives. A warm cup of tea every day is food for your body and soul and keeps you going throughout the day.

Oliria – an Olive herbal tea company in Jaipur is a pioneer in establishing the trade of olive tea in Rajasthan. Fresh, handpicked leaves from the farms of the state are processed and packaged, with prowess by the finest masters of the craft of tea- making. So get ready to – STEEP, SIMMER and SIP, the olive tea elixir.