Kulhad, the traditional clay chai cups from ancient India...
The launch of our all new Spiced Bombay Chai has finally arrived and we are delighted to introduce you to the authentic traditions of drinking chai latte out of a kulhad cup.
Clay pots have always been an undeniable part of our dinner table. Whether we use them to cook a chicken coq au vin or a beef stew, their earthy essence is known to complement the respective delicacy. In this case, the delicacy is sweet spiced chai latte!
If you have not yet had the chance to discover chai through a kulhad cup, we beg you to not miss the opportunity.
For anyone that is unfamiliar with the Hindi term; Kulhad cups are translateclay terracotta cups.
They are a tradition of ancient India and the main reason they have been used for generations is because these earthy clay cups allow you to experience chai in a completely different way.
As these cups are 100% natural and the surface is not glazed, the earthy feel and scent allow you to truly relish your cup of comforting chai in a totally unique way.
Not only will these earthen cups improve the aroma of the drink and complement the experience; they are also 100% sustainable and eco friendly.
Kulhads are biodegradable and hence the reason why they are thrown away straight after you use them, as the terracotta cups are designed to rapidly dissolve into the ground leaving absolutely no waste behind. A much better option when comparing this to a plastic lined paper cup which can take more than 100 years to decompose in landfill!
These kulhad cups are also naturally high in alkaline which means using them can help in bringing down the acidic nature of your body- a body in an alkaline state, is less likely to suffer from chronic diseases!
In terms of hygiene, these are inherently wholesome as kulhads are refined under high temperatures as they are made by firing kiln ensuring a sterile cup.
These healthier clay cups are not only good for the planet, but there also good for you!
While you might find these kulhad cups a rarity in the UK, we've put our family contacts to good use to bring you the opportunity of experiencing this tradition for yourself. Jeeves & Jericho wants to treasure a tradition and these kulhad cups will allow you to enjoy the sharp coolness of an authentic chai latte while relishing the aroma of the earthen pot.