Winters gradually started now. In winters Tea becomes very special for all of us. In fact in India, chai is one beverage that transcends all seasons. Even in the sweltering summer, when you do not feel like having anything hot, everybody yearns for a cup of milky tea to boost their senses!
And when that tea is perked up with flavourful and aromatic cardamom, it is all the more exciting to the taste buds. Enjoy this tea hot and fresh with your favourite savouries, over the company of good friends, and it becomes an experience to remember.
Here we are sharing some instant homemade tea that welcomes your lovely winter season.
Masala chai is one of the most loved and popular type of tea in India that has even gained worldwide popularity. Masala chai is a perfect blend of black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. Masala chai is prepared with green cardamom, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, ground ginger, and black peppercorn together with black tea leaves. In addition to great taste, it also has many medicinal qualities.
Health benefits: Prevents body inflammation. Helps beat fatigue.
4Ginger Cardamom Tea
This type of tea is the most commonly made tea in the Indian kitchens. The strong flavour of ginger and a perfect addition of aromatic cardamom add an amazing taste to the plain tea.
Health benefits: This tea can tune up immune cells so they reach their targets quicker.
Comforting and refreshing at the same time, this Tulsi Tea, with its unmistakable herbal accents, is a wonderful cure for a sore throat.
Health benefits: While the anti-viral and soothing properties of tulsi are well-known, what makes this remedy all the more effective is the addition of lemon juice, which helps cut through the mucus, increases salivation to lubricate the throat and improves your immunity with its anti-oxidant powers.
Nilgiri tea, also known as blue mountain tea, is grown in the southern part of the Western Ghats. It is a dark, flavourful and extremely aromatic tea. Just like the Darjeeling and Assam teas, the Nilgiri variety is also very popular around the globe. It makes great iced tea too.
Health benefits: It helps reduce weight and fight diabetes. It also helps improve oral health, which means fewer trips to the dentist.
Butter tea or gur gur, as it is known in the Ladakhi language, is a beverage popular in the Himalayan regions. It is traditionally made from tea leaves, butter, water, and salt. Himalayan nomads are known to drink almost 40 cups a day!
Health benefits: Since it contains a lot of butter this tea has a high amount of calories, which is suitable for high altitudes. It also helps prevent chapped lips.