Masala Tea to Kick-Start Your Day with a ‘Desi’ Twist to Your Daily Beverage

Masala Tea to Kick-Start Your Day with a ‘Desi’ Twist to Your Daily Beverage

Masala Tea to Kick-Start Your Day with a ‘Desi’ Twist to Your Daily Beverage

Masala tea is an Indian-style spiced tea that is a popular beverage across India and the Middle East. This aromatic tea has a unique blend of strong black tea leaves, milk and spices like cardamom, cinnamon, ginger and cloves that give it the signature flavor.


Aside from its delightful flavor, masala tea provides multiple health benefits:

  • Digestion: The key spices like cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and cloves naturally aid digestion and reduce bloating. Blended together with tea and milk, it helps your digestive system to stay healthy while keeping your appetite in check.
  • Weight Loss: Masala tea has low calorie content. It helps boost your metabolism, which helps in burning off those extra calories and keeps you energized.
  • Antioxidant Content: Apart from the health benefits of black tea, the spices help enhance the antioxidant content; cardamom, cloves and cinnamon are renowned for their antioxidant properties.
  • Preventing Diabetes: Cinnamon is known to have anti-diabetic properties, which helps in keeping the blood sugar levels under control and mitigating other symptoms of diabetes.


To make this tasty beverage, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of loose-leaf black tea
  • 1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons of sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup milk


  • Add the water, tea, cardamom powder, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorns in a saucepan and bring it to a boil.
  • Cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes and then switch off the heat.
  • Strain the tea and add the milk, mix it well and take off the heat.
  • You can add sugar for added sweetness and you’re ready to enjoy your masala tea!

Masala tea is a highly versatile beverage and can be enjoyed both hot and cold. You can also play around with amounts and measurements of the spices to create a beverage that fits your preferences and you can customize it to suit your own taste. So, go ahead and experiment with flavouring your daily cup of tea and start your day with a ‘desi’ twist!


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