Hello Chai Lovers,
September also hosts mid-autumn festivals in China, and Chuseok (which is the Korean version of Thanksgiving). These are some of the biggest celebrations of the year for both countries. The world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest, is also starting this month!
With such a busy schedule ahead, our chai subscription is the perfect way to make sure you’re always well-stocked with fresh brews to share or sip yourself! Our service doesn’t just save you time—you’ll also be getting plenty more brew for your buck. In fact, you’ll save 20% on every bag of Prana Chai purchased with a subscription. More information about our subscriptions can be found here.
This month we had a cup of chai with Nicole from Nutrition Republic. Nutrition Republic is one of the most loyal Prana Chai accounts in South Australia and is changing the world one sip at a time. We shared in Nicole’s Instagram crushes, her tips for a healthier life, and lots more!
Mario, Koray, Vincent, and the whole Prana Chai family.
A GUIDE TO THE CHAI SUBSCRIPTION EVERYONE NEEDS
Picture it: a knock on your door and a box delivered to you, with all of your favourite Prana Chai blends. Sit down in your favourite armchair with a cup of Prana Chai and mentally high-five yourself for the minimal effort you’ve endured to create your favourite brew.
Our Prana Chai subscription service doesn’t just save you time. You also get plenty more brew for your buck. In fact, you’ll save 20% on every bag of Prana Chai ordered with a subscription.
Choose how many 250g (Basic) or 1kg (Ultimate) bags of chai you want, whichchai blends you’d like to try, and how regularly you want to receive them.
Our delivery schedule is flexible and we keep our cancellation process free, smooth, and hassle-free—because when it comes to chai, our aim is to help you relax.
A great idea for chai-hards or as a gift to a fellow chai lover, these subscriptions really are a no-brainer.
A cup of Prana Chai with Nicole from Nutrition Republic
- Tell us a little bit about your cafe—what is the ethos of your business? What was the inspiration for opening Nutrition Republic?
Nutrition Republic was born from a desire to only consume real, wholesome and nourishing food based on my husband’s and my personal health experiences and journey to wellness.
Our vision was to create spaces where people become healthier, happier and more conscious so they can live life to its fullest. We offer products, services and a customer experience that aligns with our vision for health and happiness. This essence flows throughout everything we do, in every way, for everyone; it is our responsibility, our passion and our gift to the world.
We believe in a better world: a healthy and happy world. Our menu is simple and nourishing, predominantly plant based, with all food items being gluten, dairy and refined-sugar free. This is the way it will always be. We only use real, natural, minimally processed ingredients and source local, organic and chemical-free ingredients where possible.
100% complete transparency is one of our highest values. Our menu has been thoughtfully created to provide flavoursome nutrition, inspiring people to consume consciously and nutritionally.
- We can see that you are into health and wellness. Do you have any tips for people who want to improve their quality of life?
- Eat more real and wholesome food. It helps if you just keep adding in the good stuff until you crowd out the bad stuff.
- Move often and get outside when you can!
- Laugh daily.
- Connect with your friends and family.
- Drink lots of water.
- What are your top three Instagram accounts and why do you like them?
That's a hard one. There are so many amazing accounts and my favourites have definitely changed over time depending on where I am in life. Right now I'm loving following:
@spoonful_of_sarah: she's just so real, raw and inspirational—the ultimate #girlboss
@garyvee: I love his passion and no-BS approach to work and doing what you love
@lewishowes: I'm a huge fan of his podcast too! He connects so deeply with his guests and always shares nuggets of gold with everyone on Instagram.
4. What is your wildest dream?
To travel the world sharing the Nutrition Republic vision.
5. What are you grateful for right now?
Simplicity. Evenings at home.
6. Where can people find you on a Friday evening?
Either hanging out at our Plant 4 Bowden cafe or at home cooking dinner for hubby and I and watching a movie!
Doing More with Chai
Chai ... It’s not just for tea. There are countless ways to integrate healthy and tasty chai into your everyday life. Here’s one way for you:
This creamy, heartwarming and spicy beverage is perfect for chilly nights.
- 20g Prana Chai + 100ml water
- 250ml milk of choice (we used oat milk)
- 2 TBSP pumpkin puree
- Honey or maple syrup (optional)
- Star anise and/or cinnamon powder (to garnish)
- Place Prana Chai in a Prana pot, add 100ml water and boil for 30 seconds
- Add milk to the pot and simmer for five minutes (stirring occasionally)
- Remove from the stovetop and strain the hot chai into a blender. Add the pumpkin puree and mix until well blended
- Pour into your favourite mug and add honey or maple syrup if desired. Garnish with star anise or a sprinkle of cinnamon powder
Have you got a recipe that you want to share? Share it with us by using the hashtag #PranaChaiRecipe or submit it here. We will feature our favourite recipes in our newsletter and send their lucky creators a special gift!
Sticky Chai vs Chai Latte Powder
In our books, there’s only one way to enjoy a chai tea—the real way. That is, a chai made of an irresistible blend of natural spices and black tea, brewed with milk and sweetened to taste; just as it’s been served for centuries in India.
But since chai teas have become increasingly popular, there are more and more ways you can buy and brew your cuppa.
Chai Blends & Sticky Chai
Traditional masala chai comes as a spicy blend that’s usually made up of black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and ginger.
These spices are boiled in milk to activate a delectable and aromatic flavour that’s ‘classically chai’. You can add sugar to taste, but the original chai is strongly spiced and not overly-sweet.
We have our own special take on this blend, and have added a dash of honey to ourPrana Chai Original Masala Blend to create a ‘sticky’ chai. The honey isn’t just a natural sweetener and preservative—it also helps to prevent “de-blending”, so that every cup of chai has an equal blend of spices.
Chai Latte Powder
Alternatively, you can make your chai from a powder mix. Chai latte powders are usually made up of spices, vanilla extract, and powdered milk. It’s like a hot chocolate sachet, but for chai.
It’s a popular option since it’s so easy to make; just add hot water or milk and you’re set. However, you also have very little control over powdered chai mixes. They’re often pumped full of artificial sweeteners and preservatives to prolong their shelf life. They tend to be much sweeter than a traditional chai.
A third option is chai made from liquid concentrates—but we find these barely merit the chai title at all. They’re normally incredibly sweet and hardly resemble the original chai in any form.
So what’s your pick? A sweet chai powder or the original blend of natural spices and black tea? We know what we’d pick.
Prana Chai in Print:
Belfast, Northern Ireland, has gained quite a reputation as one of the friendliest places to visit in Europe—and it’s true. The city is also a creative melting-pot where Game of Thrones was dreamed into existence and where you can find some of the best street art in the world. Alongside its heritage of linen, shipbuilding and ropemaking, modern-day Belfast has become a must-visit location for great food and great craic (the fun gossipy kind, not the illegal kind). Multidisciplinary designerKarishma Kusurkar has lived in Belfast for most of her life and co-foundedBelfast Design Week, an annual design festival that takes place this November. She loves finding out what’s going on in her home city and in order to do so she talks to a lot of local creatives; movers and shakers. Karishma welcomes you to Belfast with a curated list of how to spend your time and where to find #OnlyTheGoodStuff.
Introducing The New Home of Prana Chai
We are excited to announce the launch of our brand-new website! After several months of hard work and dedication, we are pleased to officially unveil the new look.
We will continue to update our content with helpful information, behind-the-scenes stories, newsletters, and insider news—so make sure to check in with us often! We hope you love the new website as much as we do! Check it outHERE.
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