Coconut Chai Tea

Do you struggle with Candida (yeast overgrowth) or poor digestion?  I did in my early days of healing Hashimoto’s.  This special tea blend is rich in antioxidants like black tea (decaf, of course) cinnamon, ginger, natural chai, black pepper, cardamom, clove and Star anise.

This is a wonderful tea blend to support gut health and repair.


  • 4 ounces coconut milk
  • 4 ounces filtered water
  • 1-2 teaspoons local honey OR xylitol (derived from birch)
  • Star-anise (a powerful antioxidant, antifungal and antibacterial agent)
  • Cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Chai tea bag


  1. Add water and coconut milk to a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and pour into your favorite mug.
  2. Add tea bag and steep 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add honey or xylitol and stir.
  4. Garnish with cinnamon and Star anise and add a couple of cinnamon sticks.
  5. Curl up in a comfy chair and enjoy!

A Word About Xylitol

Xylitol (“ZY-litol”) is a natural sweetener that is made from Birch tree bark and corn husks and tastes just like sugar, but has 40% less calories and creates no sugar highs or lows! You can mix it into hot or cold beverages or bake with it using it in the same quantity as you would sugar (i.e. 1 Tbsp sugar= 1 Tbsp Xylitol). Also, Xylitol does not feed intestinal yeast, and does not raise insulin or blood sugar levels. This makes it a perfectly healthy sugar replacement for diabetics, low carbohydrate dieters, and heart disease patients who must keep their sugar consumption to a bare minimum.

But not all brands of xylitol are equal so please make sure you’re using one that is derived from birch. Otherwise, use a small amount of local honey or stevia.  Stevia is not recommended if you experience a seasonal allergy to ragweed.

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