Ivan Chai, a forgotten herbal infusion | Ivan's Herbs

Ivan Chai maintains health naturally

A beneficial Siberian herbal infusion

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Health benefits

  • It's caffeine free.
  • It's a calmative, restoring and relaxing you after stress.
  • Acts as a naturally powerful anti-inflammatory.
  • Kids enjoy it as it has a naturally sweet taste. Also calms them down.
  • Excellent prostate problem prevention and digestive aid.


In the 16th century, Russian monks were forbidden to drink coffee or tea because caffeine was believed by the Russian federal government to cause "intoxication". The monks, seeking alternative beverages, harvested herbs from wild fields and produced their own herbal infusions ...

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A Forgotten Herbal Infusion

... The monks noticed that Rosebay Willowherb produced a fragrant floral infusion that had a noticeable effect on their mental state and overall health. The herbal infusion soon became immensely popular with Russians and Europeans alike.

The term "Ivan Chai" was given to the herbal infusion by the foreigners who still enjoyed it in England and other European countries. Its popularity in England grew so drastically that by the end of the 19th century it was most likely noticed as a small threat to the Dutch East India Company. Rumours were supposedly spread that the Russians were poisoning Ivan Chai with white clay.

In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution of 1917, commercial production ceased and the consumption of Ivan Chai had practically fell to zero for Russia and the rest of Europe. Even in Russia, this beneficial herbal infusion remains somewhat unknown, and is slowly making a revival.

My Story

In 2017 my health was poor. I didn’t have much drive and was easily made anxious. That changed when I discovered a simple herbal infusion called Ivan Chai. I went to Siberia in 2018 just to make it with my own hands. Today I wish to share an Ivan Chai that comes from the pristine Altai region, an area of clean and pure nature miles away from any city.

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Discover Ivan Chai

Are you going to be in Amsterdam? Come try Ivan Chai for free with a very personal Ivan Chai Ceremony with Michael, our CEO & Founder.

It’s every Tuesday at 15:30 at the Alchemist Garden, a friendly vegan cafe. The address is: 409 Overtoom, Amsterdam.

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