Adaptogen Chai


This formulation is a masterfully blended Rasayana utilizing the most powerful adaptogens and potent spices, yielding an authentic Ayurvedic masala chai tea.

This blend enhances the joy of living, increases energy levels, strengthens drive, improves motivation, elevates the sense of self-esteem, and serves as an excellent tool for transforming one’s body, mind, and soul.

Darjeeling tea,
Catuaba bark,
Ginkgo biloba,
Holy basil,
Muira puama,
Rhodiola rosea,
Anise seed,
Black pepper,
Cinnamon (Ceylon),
Star anise

Loose herbal masala chai tea stuffed with tonics and energizing adaptogens. 1 to 2 teaspoons of this blend brews one cup of tea, recommended no more than 3-4 cups per day. Best brewed at a medium to high boil for 5-10 minutes for the strongest effects.

This formulation is best taken as a filtered tea and consumed throughout the day.

Light brews will contain more spices and tea, while stronger brews draw forth the bitter and potent essence of the adaptogens. Masala chai teas are traditionally brewed with milk or butter, this technique concentrates the flavors into the tea and is highly recommended! Honey or brown/cane sugar are also traditional additives, which greatly masks any astringency and enhances the taste of the spices, making this tea taste incredibly delicious!

Darjeeling tea is a rich and aromatic Indian tea made from the fermented leaves of Camellia sinensis. Darjeeling is typically served as black tea, but the unique processing of this type of tea preserves the astringent taste from green tea and the rich savory flavors of black tea, producing a cup that has the best of both worlds.

Ashwagandha is a tonic adaptogen, often referenced as Indian ginseng and the king of Ayurvedic herbs. Ashwagandha is best when used daily, and has a long term effect that becomes stronger the more it is taken. These effects include the reduction of anxiety, increased motivation, protection of the brain, and nourishment of the sexual organs.

Catuaba is the premier mood enhancing and aphrodisiac herb of the Amazon, enhancing one’s sexual drive and desire, greatly improving blood flow through a potent vasodilatory action, and both increases energy levels while producing a calming effect. Catuaba functions as a dopamine reuptake inhibitor and stimulates the flow of serotonin and acetylcholine in the brain, producing effects such as improvement in memory, motivation, mood, concentration, and sociability.

Ginkgo biloba is one of the best tools available for the delivery of nutrients to the entire body, improving blood, oxygen, and glucose circulation without increasing blood pressure. Ginkgo also has potent antioxidant action, protecting the nervous and circulatory systems, regulates multiple neurotransmitter systems while preventing age-associated declines in their functioning, and enhances memory, concentration, and mood. Ginkgo is a GABA/Glycine site antagonist, a significant norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, and facilitates the stimulation of acetylcholine.

Holy Basil is a calming adaptogen, assisting the body by reducing cortisol and inflammation, which has a net effect of reducing stress and balancing mood. Holy basil is one of the most highly revered herbs in Ayurveda, and is a vital ally for stress sensitive individuals.

Muira puama is a powerful nootropic herb and stimulant with aphrodisiac and adaptogenic qualities. Muira puama enhances energy and motivation via beta-adrenergic and D1 dopamine receptors while improving memory and focus through acetylcholinesterase inhibition. Muira puama is a potent neuroprotective and neuroregenerative agent, a potent circulatory stimulant, contains a wide variety of essential oils with potent antioxidant qualities, and increases overall sensitivity to all stimuli, including one’s dreams.

Rhodiola is a one of a kind adaptogen increasing Serotonin, Dopamine, Adrenaline, Acetylcholine, & Endorphin levels by inhibition of MAO-A, MAO-B, COMT, and ACHe-type enzymes. Rhodiola is one of the most pronounced mood elevating herbs on the planet.

Stevia is a sweet tasting sugar free herb that transforms the flavor of this herbal tonic tea into a drink that even old fashioned colas cannot compare with. Stevia contains an excellent antioxidant profile and has a history of safe traditional usage, and modern studies show that stevia can even help lower blood sugar levels and reduce weight!

Turmeric is a relative of the Ginger family, is native to India and is quite the amazing health tonic, invigorating the blood, improving the immune system, relaxing inflamed joints and muscles, providing immense antioxidant potential, and even improving brain function while enhancing energy and a positive sense of well-being.

Ginger is a wonderfully tasting tonic with a spicy flavor, generally used for nausea but also functions as a potent anti-inflammatory agent with powerful blood circulating effects.

Anise seed is a pungent thick spice with a flavor that can be described as like licorice and root beer. Anise is sweet and is claimed to relieve coughs, improve digestion, and relax the body and mind.

Black pepper can dramatically increase absorption of many nutrients and alkaloids by an incredible amount. Black pepper also enhances the thermogenesis of fats and accelerates energy metabolism in the body while increasing serotonin and beta-endorphin production in the brain.

Cardamom is most commonly used as an exotic spice, an ingredient in masala chai teas, or as a digestive aid, chewed with fennel after a meal to enhance digestion or to ward off an upset stomach. It has an impressive array of aromatics present in its essential oil and can be used in a multitude of spice and herb blends, either as a medicinal or for its aromatic flavor. Cardamom is extremely effective at stopping stomach pains, even those that are drug-induced or experienced during pregnancy. Cardamom is also a well known remedy for low sexual response and impotence.

Cinnamon functions as a central nervous system stimulant and mental enhancing nootropic herb. It contains a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory profile and is used to effectively lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels, maintaining a steady flow of energy that lasts throughout the day.

Clove is a dried aromatic flower with a spicy, numbing taste. They have local anesthetic properties and when brewed into tea or chewed can decrease inflammation of the stomach, mouth and lungs, making them an excellent herb for those suffering from tooth pains, or bronchial/digestive inflammation.

Fennel seeds are one of the main ingredients in masala chai teas, having a combined sweet and aromatic profile while improving digestion and settling the stomach. The strongest note of fennel is that of anise, however there are strong secondary notes of orange peel zest and camphor which produce an almost wintergreen-type of undertone that balances and sweetens the licorice like notes from the anethole.

Nutmeg is a very special herb, especially in fresh whole or cut form, which is much different than what one would find as a powdered spice on the shelves of their local supermarket. The flavor is that of a savory aromatic, rich and deep, thick and intoxicating. It has actions as an anti-cholinergic (M1/M4/M5), modulating dopamine and endorphin release, acting as a potent aphrodisiac and mood enhancer. Nutmeg when consumed daily functions as an effective anti-diuretic & astringent, preserving bodily fluids making it invaluable for night sweats, urinary incontinence, and premature ejaculation. Nutmeg also has a relaxing effect, reducing blood pressure and improving the quality of sleep. In addition to its wide essential oil content, nutmeg contains cannabinoid-type compounds stored in its fat profile.

Star anise is an aesthetically and sensually pleasing herb that holds true to it’s name with an intricate star shape and a thick flavor and aroma like a cross between root beer and licorice. Star anise is sweet and relieves coughs, improves digestion, and helps relax the body and mind.

The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For education and research purposes only. Customers must be over 18 years of age to purchase anything from this site. Do not take any herb if under the age of 18, pregnant, or nursing a baby (or an adult for that matter), or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions, and/or taking prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications. Research all items before using them.


30 grams, 112 grams


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