Make Your Immunity Chai Tea At Home

Masala Chai is more than just a cup of tea. It’s an emotion and an age-old Indian tradition. It’s a soothing and rejuvenating drink made to bring utter joy. We Indians are way too attached to chai and nothing can beat a hot cup of tea, especially during the monsoon season. Tea in monsoon with a plate of pakoras is like a family tradition that everyone desires to relish. 

Chai tea offers a major boost to physical and mental health. Not only does chai tea provide many of the benefits, but it also has a bold flavor and tempting aroma that only a few people can resist. It is undoubtedly one of the best milk teas in the world.

What is Chai Tea?

In India, chai means tea with milk and sugar. The spiced version of this tea is called Masala Chai, which translates into Spiced Tea. Chai tea is rich and milky, deeply colored, and boldly flavorful.

Nutritional Benefits of Chai Tea

Chai tea is an excellent source of antioxidants such as catechins and theaflavins (antioxidant polyphenols). These help in boosting immunity, fighting oxidative stress, and may help in preventing cancer and other serious conditions. Chai tea may also have calcium, Manganese, Potassium, and 

Vitamin K. Depending on how the tea is brewed, chai tea can provide some remarkable health benefits like reducing blood sugar levels, improving heart health, minimizing nausea, boosting digestion, and much more. 

So, why not try some exciting new chai tea recipes and rank up your immunity along the way? Well, what could be better than curling up on your couch with your favorite read and sipping on a warm cup of chai! 

Here’s how to brew the most flavorful and aromatic chai tea: 

1. Mumbai Cutting Chai 

Almost every person in Mumbai is well versed with the word cutting chai. Cutting chai is half a portion of chai/tea. Its served in a special kind of small-sized glass instead of cups.

Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 10-15 mins

Servings: 2-3

          Ingredients

  • 2 small cups of water 
  • 3/4 cup milk 
  • 2 tsp chai powder 
  • 2 tbsp of sugar or add as required 
  • 1-inch grated ginger (adrak)

          Instructions

  • Take a saucepan and heat water.  
  • Bring it to a boil then add 2 tablespoons of sugar or add as required. 
  • Now add the grated ginger. Simmer for 2 to 3 mins on a medium flame.
  • Then add 2 teaspoons of chai powder.
  • Let the tea brew on a medium flame for 5-6 minutes.
  • Pour 3/4 cup of milk. If you like strong tea then add 1/4 cup of milk and if you like tea with more milk then add 3/4 cup of milk.
  • Let it simmer for 2-3 mins or until the tea comes to a boil on medium flame.
  • Turn off the flame. Strain the tea into glasses or cups.
  • Serve cutting chai along with some tea-time snacks. 

2. Masala Chai (Spiced Chai Tea)

Masala chai contains spices like cardamom, cloves, ginger, and fennel. They add an amazing taste to a cup of masala chai. This gorgeous earthy, warm, comforting flavor can leave you feeling utterly satisfied. 

Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 10-15 mins

Servings: 2

          Ingredients

  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 teaspoon tea powder
  • 3 Green Cardamoms
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1/2 inch piece Cinnamon
  • 3 Peppercorn
  • 1-2 tsp Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Milk

          Instructions

  • Use a pestle to lightly crush the whole spices and keep it aside.
  • In a pot or a saucepan, bring the water to a boil and reduce the flame. 
  • Then add the crushed spices or you can directly add our masala chai tea powder. 
  • Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes to allow it to absorb all the flavors and gain its authentic color.
  • Add in the milk and sugar, stir to combine. Let the tea come to a boil and turn off the flame. Strain and serve hot along with some biscuits or high-tea snacks.  

3. Chai Latte

This chai latte recipe is bound to give you a wonderful experience from the spices to the sweetener and type of milk. The result is a creamy/frothy cup of chai subtly spiced and fragrant with cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, clove, and ginger, and just the right amount of sweetness. It will taste so perfect that you’ll skip the coffee shop chai and come home to make a pot of this at tea time.

Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 10-15 mins

Servings: 2

          Ingredients 

  • 1 cinnamon sticks, crushed into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp Masala Chai powder (it has spices like cardamom, Ginger, Fennel, and Clove)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sweetener, such as brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup (optional)
  • 3 cups cold whole milk, coconut milk, or any milk of your choice.

          Instructions

  • Take a saucepan and heat water.  
  • Bring it to a boil then add 2 tablespoons (or add as required) of sugar (any sweetener). 
  • Now add 2 teaspoons of chai powder and let it simmer on a medium flame for 5-6 minutes. 
  • Strain the tea through a fine-mesh strainer into a pitcher or teapot. Discard the chai masala and store it in the refrigerator for future use, or keep it warm while you froth the milk.
  • For whole milk, froth the milk by shaking it in a pitcher or by whisking it powerfully over medium-high heat. For non-dairy milk, use a wand blender to froth before heating.
  • Heat the frothed milk in a saucepan on a medium flame until warm.
  • Pour 3/4 cup of the tea base into each mug or a glass. Add 1/2 cup of warmed milk and stir to combine. Top with a spoonful of frothed milk. 

4. Black Masala Chai 

Lots of people tend to enjoy chai without milk. Chai is traditionally brewed with milk & sugar but that's the great thing about chai, you can brew it the way you like it. It contains only spices and tea, so if you prefer not to use milk simply make a delicious black tea version. 

Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Servings: 2

          Ingredients

          Instructions

  • Take a saucepan and heat water.  
  • Bring it to a boil then add 2 tsp masala chai powder and let it simmer on a medium flame for 5-6 minutes. 
  • Strain the tea through a fine-mesh strainer and enjoy a warm cup of black masala chai

A cup of unsweetened black masala chai tea brewed with water contains: 

  • 0 calories
  • 0 grams of protein
  • 0 grams of fat
  • 0 grams of carbohydrates
  • 0 grams of fiber
  • 0 grams of sugar

A warm cup of authentic Indian Masala Chai, prepared with aromatic spices to is the perfect way to feel enlightened and brighten your day! 

To make the ultimate cup of chai tea, it is important that you buy good quality chai masala. Our Masala Chai is unlike any other chai you have had before. With a bold trail of spices like Cardamom, Ginger, Fennel, and Clove, you are bound to embark on a bold journey.

It has a fantastic aroma and smells fantastic as well. 


Appearance

CTC granules with pods of spices

Aroma 

Strong and Bold

Taste

Smooth, refreshing, full-bodied, with a smooth finish


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