Chai Masalas in 5 Aromatic Flavours | Convenience and Health in Your Tea
A cup of tea first thing in the morning is a sacred ritual in most Indian homes. And if it’s masala tea, even better!
Masala chai has held us spellbound for decades, if not centuries, and most homes have their versions of chai masala mix that they swear by.
Though widely perceived to have become popular during the British Raj in India, there are many other stories about the origin of tea in the country.
One anecdote says an exhausted Buddhist monk chewed on some wild leaves and was invigorated with renewed vigour and energy. He later decided to create a brew out of it.
Another story goes that king Harshvardhana was the first to invent the brew to remain alert during the lengthy court proceedings.
Many of us have fond memories of chatting over endless cups of chai for hours.
However, with the changing time and hectic lifestyles, a need for convenience is taking over. Also, there is no longer the time or energy to spend hours gathering the ingredients and then preparing different flavours of tea powders. All this to appeal to the current and ever-changing taste and mood.
So you can imagine how exciting a piece of news it is that now we can enjoy many flavours of masala chai without the hassle of preparing all the masalas separately.
Five different flavours of Valley Spice masala tea powder are now available for you to indulge and revel in. Some of these are regular favourites while others are highly innovative.
So without much ado, we present the five masala chai flavours that Valley Spice brings to you.
Ginger masala tea for numerous health benefits
We all love our adrak-wali-chai, don’t we? From high-end restaurants to the roadside stall, this most popular flavour of Indian masala tea is always a hot seller and much in demand.
Well, the aroma and taste of ginger masala tea come with the bonus of numerous health benefits.
- Ginger contains Gingerol, a bioactive compound. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
- It helps in bringing relief from allergies, asthma & cold.
- Ginger stimulates blood circulation leading to better heart health.
Cardamom masala chai for a refreshing feeling
The aroma of refreshing elaichi emanating from the cardamom masala chai tempts every tea lover.
But do you know that in traditional medicine cardamom has been used as a remedy for headache, constipation, vomiting and colic? Also for treating hypertension, diarrhoea, epilepsy, dyspepsia, vomiting, and cardiovascular diseases, including poor blood circulation?
There are many nutrients and compounds in cardamom that prevent many diseases too.
- Antioxidants present in cardamom reduce the risk of cancer.
- Cardamom contains iron that helps brain function, strengthens muscles, controls anaemia, circulates oxygen and boosts immunity.
- Magnesium present in cardamom is good for bone health, helps absorb calcium, prevents and treats migraine headaches. It also relieves pre-menstrual syndrome.
- Selenium and zinc enhance immunity and reduce inflammation.
- Above all, manganese present in cardamom is good for bones, regulates sugar levels and prevents an epileptic seizure.
So, a sprinkle of cardamom powder in your morning cuppa can protect you from numerous diseases.
Sound effects of cinnamon masala chai on your health
Cinnamon too is a prevalent spice in almost every Indian kitchen.
It’s the bark of a tree that is used both whole and as in powdered form. There are many health benefits of cinnamon masala chai.
- Rich in antioxidants like polyphenol that help prevent cancer by flushing out free radicals from the body.
- Has anti-inflammatory properties and helps fight infections and repair tissue damage.
- Helps in reducing the risk of heart diseases and controls type 2 diabetes.
- In studies and trials on animals, cinnamon is also shown to regulate blood pressure.
Benefits of lemongrass masala chai powder
With a distinct lemon flavour and a citrus taste, lemongrass belongs to the grass family. It is cultivated as a culinary and medicinal herb in many countries, growing best in the tropical climate.
One tablespoon of lemongrass contains 0.4 milligrams of iron or five per cent of the recommended daily intake (RDI) for men and two per cent for women.
One tablespoon of lemongrass also contains 1 per cent of the RDI of folate, potassium, magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus.
An inventive chai mix, there are multiple health benefits of lemongrass masala tea powder.
- Regular consumption of lemongrass can help control the bad cholesterol LDL, leading to better heart health.
- Citral, one of the main components of lemongrass is known to be anti-microbial and anti-fungal. It prevents many infections in those who consume the herb regularly.
- Lemongrass tea acts as a diuretic that helps flush out free radicals from the body.
Indian masala tea with nutmeg
Nutmeg makes a unique masala tea powder.
The spice nutmeg comes from the seed of the nutmeg tree. The seeds are dried in the sun for six to eight weeks before being ground to a powder and used for various preparations.
Nutmegs contain beta-carotene, dietary fibre, folic acid, magnesium and vitamin and has fantastic health benefits and helps prevent several diseases.
- Good for oral health: Bacteria inside the mouth causes toothache and nutmeg fight the bacteria, preventing infections in the mouth.
- Equally beneficial for the digestive system: Dietary fibres present in nutmeg, help control bowel movements. Furthermore, one can also avoid intestinal problems with the regular use of nutmeg.
- Good for kidneys: Nutmeg is a diuretic and ensures proper urination which results in healthier kidneys.
So go ahead and brew yourself a cup of Nutmeg masala chai
Valley Spice brings to you pure and authentic ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, lemongrass and nutmeg masala tea powders so that you can prepare your favourite flavour in no time at all.
How do you spice up your masala tea? Which is your favourite flavour and what do you add to it to make it more exciting? Share your experiences with us in the comments section and the best three responses will get a discount code to avail at store.jainfarmfresh.com.