Posts tagged chai
Mayur and Madn77 Chais

At Mayur 3 of our Chai’s are served:

  • Ami’s Basic Chai

  • Ami’s Basic Chai with Ginger and Fennel

  • Ami’s Basic Chai with Turmeric

Restaurant Mayur has been a staple in our family since I can remember. Some of my happiest memories are coming here and it is definitely, BY FAR the best Indian restaurant we have ever been to. It’s probably the only Indian restaurant we all enjoy going to.

As our family grew, we always brought them to Mayur and the rule was, YOU BETTER LIKE IT or you will not get “approved” hahahha.

At Mayur high quality is everything, and this is obvious when you try their food, so you can imagine what an honour it was, that they approved my teas to be served at their restaurant.

Read on to learn how it all came about.

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Cup28 , Kafei and Madn77

Cup.28 is a successful café based in the famous chic neighbourhood of Châtelain, Brussels. They serve fantastic coffees, delicious matcha and mouth watering food. A casual yet cosy cafe with a wonderful, friendly atmosphere.

When I came to Brussels about 2 years ago to look for housing, I of course looked up “trendy” places in and around Chatelain, and cup.28 came at the top of the list so when I went to visit around that area, I had to step in and I immediately knew it was going to be one of my go to places. Funnily enough, after, it was also one of the locations constantly recommended to me. 

As informed to you in my previous posts, I want to stay genuine in what I believe in and be associated with companies who have become successful and managed to stay warm. So, of course, I had to be part of this company. I went in one day, sat down, had a lovely lunch and then asked to meet the owner. Am I glad I did.

Read on about how Mickael and I connected and what will soon be available at his 2 establishments, because since, he has also opened a 2nd location called Kafei, and like his first concept Cup.28, this is also bound to be a success.

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Easter Box

Tea and chocolate lovers rejoice, for the Madn77 Easter box is here to spread a little love this Easter. 
Personalise your box with a private message and together with your special one, experience the flavours of luxurious rose petals, sweet vanilla, smooth green tea and cool mint in these unique blends. We have even paired it with some sensational artisanal chocolates from Hop & Stork, that you can add as an extra to your box.

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Hop & Stork

Our Ami’s Basic Chai and Ami’s Basic Chai with Fennel is sold at the wonderful locations of Hop & Stork in The Hague, Utrecht and soon Amsterdam (can’t wait for this one to open and tell all my friends about it!).

Hop & Stork (don’t you just love the name? Doesn’t it make you want to hop? hahaha), is for anyone who loves exceptional chocolates with a wonderful atmosphere. When you walk in, you are immediately greeted by the genuinely friendly staff, and the aromas that hit you the moment you enter, makes you greedy and want to buy everything in that shop. Their moto is “Don’t count the calories. Remember the memories”, and we couldn’t agree more.

So come and find out how our chai ended up in their shops and how we (very happily) chose them as our chocolate supplier.

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Who is Madn77?

Madn77, what does it mean?

Ma = Amsterdam

DN = New Delhi

77 = open 7 days a week

It also stands for my family name. The family I am grateful for to be able to live the life I get to, to be able to give back the love I so openly received. If it wasn’t for them, I would not be able to to do what I am doing now.

I hope you will enjoy the many different benefits we offer here and feel the comfort and love we all deserve to feel.

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Ginger

Whether you drink it in powder form or dried little pieces for your tea, the health benefits of ginger are endless.

Not only is ginger chock full of antioxidants, but it's also been used in medical traditions throughout the world for centuries to relieve pain, curb inflammation, and settle nausea.

Listed below a few of the many health benefits of ginger root, for you to stay healthy and be ready for the wintery days ahead.

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Turmeric

Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high-quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain. Below we have listed just a few of the MANY benefits turmeric has thats why for today we will be giving 10% off on all orders with turmeric. Use code TURMERIC10 and find out what our magical teas can do for you!

Natural Inflammatory

Dramatically Increases the Antioxidant Capacity of the Body

Linked to Improved Brain Function and a Lower Risk of Brain Diseases

Lower risk of hearth disease!

Fights cancer

Helps delay aging and age related diseases.

So try out turmeric teas and enjoy all the benefits of what turmeric can do for you.

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Saffron - why is it so expensive?

Saffron is a small, bulbous, perennial spice, a member of the lily family.

To produce saffron, the stigmas [the part of the flower, which catches pollen] must be painstakingly handpicked, cut from the white style and then carefully laid on a sieve and cured over heat to deepen the flavor- a process so labor intensive that saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Currently saffron is commercially produced in Iran, Greece, Morocco, Spain, Kashmir and Italy.

Saffron is a labour intensive crop, which makes it so expensive. It has three delicate crimson stigmas in the centre, which are hand-picked, placed on a riddle, and cured over heat to amplify its flavour. Apart from being the most expensive spice, there are many benefits of saffron, which makes it even more special. 

Saffron is extremely rich in manganese, which helps regulate blood sugar and aids the formation of bones, and tissues. It also contains vitamin C that fights infections and aids iron absorption. More interestingly, saffron contains over 150 volatile compounds. Most of saffron’s healthful qualities can be attributed to crocin, a compound in saffron.

At Madn77 saffron is used in several of our drinks. They may be pricey but it is worth every penny… that we promise you;-) So for today, we give you 10% off all our saffron drinks. Use code SAFFRON10.

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True Chai Wallah

Little did Arshad Khan know, when he rose for fajr prayers at about 4.30am on a hot September morning, that this would be the day that changed his life.

After fajr, the 17-year-old had his breakfast and headed to work at his local Itwar (Sunday) market tea stall on the outskirts of Islamabad. Khan had been working at the market for four years – being one of 17 siblings, little attention was paid to his education and, as a result, he had only ever attended a few days of school.

At 8pm, as a hard day’s shift of making and ladling tea was coming to an end, the sound of a camera clicking made him look up. The second his blue-eyed gaze met that camera, his fate changed. Photographer Jiah Ali, who caught the shot, posted it on Instagram a month later with the caption “Hot tea”. The picture went viral and, within days, people from around the world, including his home country, Pakistan, were discussing the chai wala’s astonishing good looks.


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Chai - Traditional Box

This box consists of some of the most traditional and most delicious Indian tea blends imaginable. Full bodied yet well balanced this box is perfect for anyone who wants to explore chai’s more exotic side.

We have the famous Kahwa, excellent during cold days; we have Chai with Rooibos for anyone who wishes to have Chai without Theine, and of course, we have the famous Golden Milk. Golden Milk (also known as Turmeric Milk) is an infusion of Turmeric into milk and (among other things) it cleanses everything from your skin to your blood to your liver.

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CHAI - BASIC AND CHAI BOX

Ami, our in-house Chai guru who knows a thing or two about blending and preparing the best Chai on the block.

For now we have created 2 chai boxes for your. The Basic and the Spicy!

Basic: This box might have “basic” in its name but its flavours are anything but! Perfect for anyone new to chai or folks who prefer their chai clean, classic and delicious.

Spicy: This spicy chai box is great for chai lovers who appreciate a little kick! These sophisticated blends balance the rich taste of chai with ingredients that have a little zing!

Don’t forget! FREE SHIPPING till end September. Use code FALL18

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Ami's Chai Box

We have 3 different Chai boxes for you to select and create from.

Under our Ami’s Chai category:

Basic Ami’s chai with 3 different blends

Spicy Chai for the ones who prefer a little kick in their tea

and

from the 77Boxes

A mix of both the above.

Our boxes come with:

1 bamboo spoon for easy measuring

1 tea (95 grams) in cello bag that make 48-50 cups

2 glass jars with bamboo lids to put your blends and teas into

3 Chai (35 grams) blends in cello bags that make 65-70 cups

25 non-toxic, biodegradable, single-use tea bags

50 grams of jaggery in a cello bag

Infinite possibilities to mix and match and make your Chai experience as unique as you are

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