Having your own cup of Tea every morning or after a long day from work is a wonderful aromatic experience you could savor daily. Chai Tea is one of the many tea variants that is well loved by tea drinkers, it’s spicy- sweet extraordinary taste stimulates your tired soul. India has many Chai stalls in streets, making it the most modest micro business in the country. Making your own cup of Chai tea is a wonderful experience, especially if you add your own personal touch to its taste.
Drinking Chai tea also has health benefits. Chai and other tea variants have antioxidants that help the body emit harmful free radicals or toxins, regular drinking of tea can also make your skin healthy and your heart free from ailments. Regular Chai has black tea as tea base, spices, milk and sweetener.
Now, why not have your own heavenly cup of Chai tea from scratch? We will provide you with a practical and easy way to do it.
You need: 1/3 water, 2/3 milk, 1 teaspoon of black tea leaves (preferably Assam) for each cup measure, freshly chopped ginger, a piece of clove, cardamom pods and 2 teaspoon of honey or according to your desired sweetness. Bring water to boil for a few minutes, and then add in the tea base. Let it steep for approximately 4-5 minutes, and then add ginger, clove and cardamom, you can also add in cinnamon for a spicy- sweet aroma. After which, add in milk and honey to sweeten. Let the spices steep in its flavor and try on if it has reached your desired “kick” to it. Then strain it into small glasses.
Now you can enjoy your very own home- brewed Chai made from scratch. Brewing your own Chai tea at home is a fun and fulfilling activity, you just need a little creativity and adventure in order to achieve your desired taste. If you do not want much hassle in your kitchen, but still want to make your own Chai tea recipe, go for black tea bags available in supermarkets. The same, simple process, only you are using tea bags instead of tea leaves. You could also search in the internet for some good Chai recipes if you want a little adventure in your kitchen.
Home- brewed Chai teas are way better for your health and your taste buds than processed Chai drinks found in supermarkets. Processed Chai drinks have less antioxidant qualities because manufacturers tend to use add in artificial additional flavors and more sugar, which conscious consumers would want to avoid. According to recent studies, the plastic bottle containers might also emit contaminants which are harmful chemicals that might cause diseases to the liver and might even cause cancer. So have your own Home- brewed cup of Chai goodness now, not only health benefits you gain, but also a worthwhile kitchen experience.