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arise chai health benefits

At DUPIsCHAI, we recapture the extensive and diverse history of chai by focusing on the wholeness of spices and their power to heal and restore.

Our Arise Chai is made with premium black tea and freshly ground selected spices—these ingredients have been well researched and documented by scientists to boost metabolism, improve mental focus and concentration, provide a boost of antioxidants amongst the other benefits listed below.

For us, this uplifting blend is designed for health and as a bonus, to invigorate your taste buds and awaken your spirits. Enjoy Arise Chai as a perfect morning start or as a rejuvenating pause during your day.

Below is a highlight of the wellness benefits of black tea and seven spices that make up our Arise Chai. (scientific references in links, more will be posted soon)


black tea benefits

Moderate, not high, caffeine:

  • improves mental focus and concentration but in a relaxed manner
  • increases energy levels
  • stimulates metabolism

Hight in antioxidants, catechins and tannins:

  • prevent DNA damage
  • prevent cardiovascular diseases
  • decrease cancer risk
  • benefit the immune system
  • reduce blood pressure
  • treat diarrhea
  • relieve asthma
  • improve digestion
  • improve oral health
  • nourishes the skin

Thearubigins—high in black tea due to oxidation:

  • lessen effect of coughs and colds
  • provide anti-inflammatory effect
  • lesson IBS
  • fight cancer cells

Black Tea article and references


ground cinnamon on spoon dark background
  • ranks #1 out of 26 most popular herbs and medicinal spices in the world in terms of protective antioxidant levels
  • defends against cognitive decline and protects brain function
  • anti-inflammatory properties
  • anti-diabetic properties—helps fight diabetes
  • anti-microbial properties—fights infections and viruses
  • immunity-boosting
  • cancer and heart disease protecting abilities
  • protects dental health and freshens breath naturally

Cinnamon article and references


ginger root cut, bright
  • high levels of antioxidants— gingerols and shogaols
  • helps treat nausea
  • fights fungal infections
  • regulates blood sugar
  • anti-inflammatory properties—relieves joint and muscle pain
  • improves cardiovascular health—lowers cholesterol levels
  • improves brain function
  • promotes proper digestion
  • promotes cold and flu relief by diaphoretic effect

Ginger article and references


cardamom pods and ground
  • supports weight-loss by boosting metabolism and helps the body burn more fat efficiently
  • protects against cancer—specifically colorectal cancer
  • promotes hearth health
  • anti-depressant properties
  • prevents gastrointestinal diseases such as acidity, flatulence, and stomach cramps
  • anti-microbal Properties
  • anti-inflammatory properties—good for muscle and joint pain
  • improves oral health
  • anti-asthmatic properties—remedy for asthma
  • detoxifies the body by eliminating waste through the kidneys
  • improves blood circulation
  • freshens breath
  • helps fight depression

Cardamom article and references


cloves and malt wine tea
  • natural painkiller and also attacks germs
  • reduces inflammation
  • improves digestion
  • liver protection
  • diabetes control
  • bone preservation
  • boost immune system function

Cloves article and references


benefits of fennel seeds
  • helps regulate blood pressure
  • reduces water retention and blotting
  • promotes relief from IBS and bloating
  • reduce asthma systems
  • helps purify blood
  • improves eyesight
  • calms the nerves and promotes mental clarity
  • improves skin complexion—fights acne
  • protects from cancer
  • combats bad breath

Fennel article and references


black and white pepper on spoons
  • improves digestion
  • assists with weight loss
  • provides respiratory relief
  • anti-bacterial quality
  • anti-oxidant potential
  • enhances bioavailability of other herbs and spices
  • improves cognitive function  

Black Pepper article and references 


  • lowers blood sugar levels
  • ease digestive discomfort
  • decrease blood pressure
  • fight food poisoning
  • improves cholesterol levels   
  • excellent for female health—UTI and menstrual function improvements
  • improves thyroid conditions
  • relieves allergic reactions
  • calms arthritis

Coriander Seeds article and references

Final Thoughts

To extract full flavour and maximize on the health benefits, spices need to be ground and steeped in hot water to release their nutrients. With a focus on Power of Spice, our Arise Chai ratio is 1:1 tea and spices—7 whole spices, freshly ground and packaged for your convenience in small batches—maximizing on the nutrition. Our freshly ground spices allow for a faster steep and release of bioactive nutrients including phytochemicals, essential oils, vitamins and minerals. 

For your health, we bring you more spice with our Arise Chai—health in a cup!

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