Masala Chai Tea











Chai  is the drink offered everywhere in India. No doubt it is a little bit habit-forming, but it is great way to start the day. It has antioxidant proprieties and gives relief from the common cold and allergies. Different varieties of this tea are available and the recipe below is more for black tea. I like Tetley Tea bags which are good to use. You can also find many different kinds of tea leaves in Indian grocery stores. Fresh ginger and Lemon grass and/or fresh mint can give a very nice flavor and punch to the taste. This recipe will also work with soy milk.


Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Serves:


Ingredients:

1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Water
1 Pinch Tea Masala
2 Tea Bags
2 Tsp Sugar

 Directions:
  1. Mix all of the ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Let simmer for a few seconds. 
  4. Chai is ready and tastes great with biscuits!
Tips:
Nutrition Facts are for 1/2 Serving.

Health Benefits of Chai Tea:
From Chai.com 
Tea Leaf
Tea Leaves (Camellia sinensis)
Tea is full of healthy substances, including antioxidants, that may help prevent everything from heart disease to strokes to cancer.
Ginger Chai
Ginger (Zingiberaceae)
Ginger root is believed to strengthen and heal the digestive and respiratory system, as well as to fight off colds/flu. Removes congestion, soothes sore throats, and relieves body aches. Recent studies have shown it to be effective in preventing motion sickness as well.
Cinnamon Chai
Cinnamon (Cinnamonum Zeylanicum)
This herb is a stimulant to other herbs enabling them to work faster.
Pepper
Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Imparts an underlying warmth to the body
Cardamom
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Stimulates the mind and gives clarity


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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Masala Chai Tea











Chai  is the drink offered everywhere in India. No doubt it is a little bit habit-forming, but it is great way to start the day. It has antioxidant proprieties and gives relief from the common cold and allergies. Different varieties of this tea are available and the recipe below is more for black tea. I like Tetley Tea bags which are good to use. You can also find many different kinds of tea leaves in Indian grocery stores. Fresh ginger and Lemon grass and/or fresh mint can give a very nice flavor and punch to the taste. This recipe will also work with soy milk.


Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Serves:


Ingredients:

1 Cup Milk
1 Cup Water
1 Pinch Tea Masala
2 Tea Bags
2 Tsp Sugar

 Directions:
  1. Mix all of the ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Let simmer for a few seconds. 
  4. Chai is ready and tastes great with biscuits!
Tips:
  • Tea Masala is a mix of 2 Tbsp Dry Ginger Powder & 2 Tbsp Cinnamon and Cardamom Powder with a pinch of black pepper.  
  • If you mix ingredients together you can store the mixture in a jar and use as needed.
Nutrition Facts are for 1/2 Serving.

Health Benefits of Chai Tea:
From Chai.com 
Tea Leaf
Tea Leaves (Camellia sinensis)
Tea is full of healthy substances, including antioxidants, that may help prevent everything from heart disease to strokes to cancer.
Ginger Chai
Ginger (Zingiberaceae)
Ginger root is believed to strengthen and heal the digestive and respiratory system, as well as to fight off colds/flu. Removes congestion, soothes sore throats, and relieves body aches. Recent studies have shown it to be effective in preventing motion sickness as well.
Cinnamon Chai
Cinnamon (Cinnamonum Zeylanicum)
This herb is a stimulant to other herbs enabling them to work faster.
Pepper
Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Imparts an underlying warmth to the body
Cardamom
Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Stimulates the mind and gives clarity


Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below! I love to hear from my readers!

Join my Newsletter here to be notified when a New Recipe has posted and receive a Healthy Cooking Tip right in your inbox!

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1 Comments:

At December 21, 2007 at 8:38 PM , Blogger Rishi said...

where can I get the tea masala?

 

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