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All posts by Patrick Shaw

About Patrick Shaw

Patrick Shaw has devoted his life to making the healing wisdom of the East accessible to Western culture. As well as being a seasoned India traveler and chai wallah, Patrick is a practitioner of Ayurveda, having studied under the tutelage of Dr. Vasant Lad, founder of the Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico. He is the author, with his illustrator wife Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, of Chai Pilgrimage.
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    Black Pepper: Sun Power!

    In the last few weeks on our journey to an extraordinary cup of chai, Chai Pilgrimage has talked about the benefits of Ginger , Cardamom , Cinnamon  and Fennel.  This week we’ll be talking about Black Pepper....

    • Posted May 12, 2014
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    Clove: Spice It Up!

    In the last few weeks on our journey to an extraordinary cup of chai, Chai Pilgrimage has talked about the benefits of Ginger , Cardamom , Cinnamon, Fennel.   This week we’ll be talking about Clove. Caryophyllus...

    • Posted May 5, 2014
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    Fennel: Freshen Up!

    In the last few weeks on our journey to an extraordinary cup of chai, Chai Pilgrimage has talked about the benefits of Ginger , Cardamom and Cinnamon  This week we’ll be talking about Fennel. Foeniculum vulgaris •...

    • Posted April 28, 2014
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    Cinnamon: Sweet Sensation

    In the last few weeks on our journey to an extraordinary cup of chai, Chai Pilgrimage has talked about the benefits of Ginger and Cardamom.  This week the star is Cinnamon. Cinnamomum zeylanicum / Cinnamomum cassia •...

    • Posted April 21, 2014
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    Cardamom: Wake Up Your Taste Buds

    We are continuing our journey through the spices that make a magical cup of chai, thanks to Chai Pilgrimage.  Last week, we talked about ginger, now, cardamom. Elettaria cardamomum • Sanskrit: Ela • Hindi: Choti elaichi Cardamom...

    • Posted April 14, 2014
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    Ginger: The Universal Medicine

    We are continuing our journey through the spices that make prana-ful cup of chai, from the Chai Pilgrimage team. Zingiber officinale • Sanskrit: Ardraka • Hindi: Adrak Ginger has been used as a medicinal plant around the...

    • Posted April 7, 2014
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    How to Pick the Best Spices for Chai

    For the next few weeks we’ll be exploring the spices that make up an amazing cup of chai and their deliciously healing properties.   When selecting masala chai spices, it is wise to choose the freshest, organic,...

    • Posted March 31, 2014
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    The Origins of Masala Chai Tea

    As we traveled throughout India researching chai, we would devote time each day to sitting around chai stalls conversing with chai wallahs and their patrons. We casually interviewed people about their chai habits and what they thought...

    • Posted March 9, 2014
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    What 3 Lessons can you Learn from a Cup of Chai?

    Chaiyurveda 101 Ayurveda, “the knowledge of life,” is the ancient healing science of India that teaches we are not separate from nature. As nature, we are in a living relationship with everything around us, thus constantly affected...

    • Posted February 24, 2014
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