Masala tea is prevalent throughout India, due to its taste and aroma. One cup of masala chai is created by mixing a few key ingredients, including cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, black pepper, and cinnamon. These ingredients vary depending on the manufacturer or the aficionado’s preferences; this means that no two cups of masala chai will have an identical ingredient list.
Drinking chai is incredibly popular in India and its tradition has significance to Indians beyond how delicious it is. The best chai you can get in India will contain chopped ginger, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, cloves, and black peppercorns. A traditional cup of masala chai will be served with no milk or sugar and contains entire spices including peeled ginger-root, green cardamom pods, cloves, and black peppercorns.
The popularity of masala chai pales in comparison to other countries, yet it is still a go-to drink in most Indian households. Drinking masala chai has been linked to a range of health benefits, such as better cognitive performance.
The best part about masala chai is that it’s a drink with multiple forms and can come in any number of spices. Indians tend to add their spices when brewing the tea, so different households will have a different taste of masala chai.
Health Benefits Of Having Masala Tea
1) Masala Tea helps in reducing inflammation
Masala teas are made with a variety of spices, often including ginger and usually clove. This mix provides ample health benefits. Research has demonstrated the positive impact using ginger has on the human body, while clove reduces inflammation.
2) Immunity Booster
Masala tea has novel and dynamic properties. The synergistic effect of cinnamon and clove means it maintains a strong line of defense against infections -giving it a medicinal quality.
3) Helps In Digestion
If you struggle with digestive issues, you should consume masala tea, which contains the ingredients elaichi, tulsi, and clove. Adding ginger increases the effect of this tasty drink and has a refreshing and calming effect on the body.
4) Masala Tea is rich in Antioxidants
Clove, elaichi, and black tea are ingredients that help fight high cholesterol levels. This can reduce the formation of plaques leading to cardiovascular disease – meaning your heart rate and blood pressure stay at a healthy level.
5) Prevents Cancer in the body
Ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom are all spices proven to prevent cancer. Studies show that masala tea may also have similar anti-carcinogenic properties.
6) Takes your energy levels to a new height
A basic ingredient in all types of masala tea is black tea because it contains a high amount of caffeine. Studies have shown that caffeine naturally boosts one’s energy levels while having a few side effects; other spices work together to balance them out. If you are looking for a strong, energetic kick to start your day on the right note, then this will be the right cup of tea for you.
A refreshing and healthy drink, tea can provide a wealth of benefits with no adverse side effects.
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– Rachna Lakhpati