Masala Tea to Kick -Start Your Day with a ‘Desi’ Twist to Your Daily Beverage
Masala tea, a term any Indian will gladly vouch for, describes an age old custom adopted by many Indians to start their day. It is an amalgamation of tea, spices and herbs to develop an aroma and flavor which is far from your daily cup of tea.
What is Masala Tea?
Masala tea is brewed differently than the regular tea. It is made by boiling strongly a mixture of tea leaves, sugar, and spices such as cardamom, clove, cinnamon, and ginger. This mixture is boiled and sweetened with sugar or jaggery. Its flavor is strong and earthy, due to the combination of the spices that are added to it.
The Health Benefits of Drinking Masala Tea
There are numerous health benefits associated with drinking masala tea. Here are some of them:
- Boosts Immunity: The antioxidants present in masala tea helps in boosting immunity, reducing inflammation, and restoring health and vitality.
- Promotes Weight Loss: Masala tea is known to promote weight loss by reducing the absorption of fat and improving the metabolism of fat cells inside the body.
- Treats Gastrointestinal Conditions: The herbs in masala tea helps to improve digestive health and ease feelings of nausea, gas, and bloating, making it an ideal beverage to have after a large meal.
- Aids in Detoxification: Drinking masala tea helps to flush out toxins from the body and improve overall health.
How to Make Masala Tea
Masala tea is extremely easy to make and requires minimal effort. Here is the recipe:
- Boil some water in a pan.
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of black tea leaves to the boiling water.
- Add a pinch of crushed black pepper and 1-2 cloves.
- Add a thin slice of ginger, 4-5 cardamom pods, 1-2 cinnamon sticks, and 1 tablespoon of jaggery.
- Mix everything together, cover the pan and boil for 5-7 minutes.
- Strain the tea and sweeten it with sugar (if required).
- Serve the masala tea hot and enjoy!
Masala tea is best enjoyed first thing in the morning and it can really give the extra kick needed to start your day. So, if you want to add a ‘Desi’ twist to your daily beverage, masala tea is the perfect option and can give you a delightful start to your day.