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Jahmu Chai

Jahmu Public Benefit Corporation was founded in 2014 with the mission of sharing the healing properties of turmeric and ginger. Inspired by the Indonesian elixir jamu, we began making a yellow beverage from raw turmeric root, ginger root, local honey, and organic milk. During a seasonal shortage of raw turmeric, we replaced the fresh turmeric root with organic ground turmeric powder. The ground turmeric was actually more nutritionally concentrated than the fresh turmeric root - which is mostly water, fiber and starch. We added cinnamon, cardamom, clove, nutmeg and other delicious spices to the blend to temper the sharpness of the ginger and give it a delicious flavor. Friends, family, and farmers market customers were delighted with the new concoction which was more like a turmeric-ginger chai tea than the traditional Indonesia street beverage. Jahmu PBC now offers 7 varieties of instant turmeric ginger chai teas as well as a Turmeric Ginger Extract which can simply be shaken in with cold water or added to seltzer.