Your phone beeps: eight work emails are already in. The dishes are waiting, kids have to be rushed to school, and you must be at your desk with your presentation before the client arrives. I don’t blame you if you’re having Monday morning blues. But you could brighten up mornings with a healthy Christmas gift this year - not by magic but with Masala Chai!
You can’t start your morning feeling groggy when a busy day and an exciting festive season awaits you, can you? What if I tell you there’s something in your kitchen that’s as good as aroma therapy for your taste buds and moods, and could give you a kick and lifts your spirits instantly? It’s Masala Chai.
The Masala in the Chai
I say “aroma therapy” because Masala Chai is a delectably aromatic decoction of some of the choicest spices and finest teas that will leave you asking for more.
Picture this: You pick the highest-quality, freshly harvested Basilur tea procured directly from the lush gardens of the Paradise Island of Ceylon. A sweet, heady aroma hits you, but you want to make it even more flavorful. So you throw in a handful of carefully-picked natural spices: warm cinnamon, tingly ginger, musky cloves, rich nutmeg, and a dash of spicy peppercorn. You blend the tea and spices well, and voila! Irresistible Masala Chai is ready.
Oh, but what’s Masala and what’s Chai? This rich blended tea has its origins in India. In Hindi -- the official language of India – spices are commonly referred to as “masala”, and tea is called “chai”. So when translated, Masala Chai means spice tea.
Do you know how old Masala Chai is?
History suggests that Masala Chai has been around in India for more than a century now. During the British rule, The British East India Company started cultivating tea in India as early as 1800s to disrupt China’s monopoly. The British were smart businessmen. They went on to launch rampant promotional campaigns in India into the twentieth century to take into every Indian home. Soon enough, tea became a part of daily lives of many. Some vendors got creative and started serving tea laced with spices. That’s how the delicious Masala Chai was born.
Masala Chai is so popular in India that you can spot vendors selling it at nearly every nook and corner across the country today. But it isn’t just the taste that pulls the crowds.
Masala Chai is 100% natural and therapeutic too!
Did you know that Masala Chai is loaded with health benefits that can relieve you of pains, headaches, colds, and stress thanks to the powerful spices? Before popping a pill next time, try a hot cup of Masala Chai. Indians swear by this “home” remedy, as spices like nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon are traditionally known for their anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relief properties. Moreover, ginger and cloves top Indians’ remedy list for indigestion and bloating.
That’s not all. The mix of spices in Masala Chai has also been shown to boost metabolism and stimulate energy cells. So swap that energy drink for Masala Chai when you’re overworked. There’s absolutely no harm trying, as Masala Chai is 100% natural!
Wanna know how to make the perfect Masala Chai Indian-style?
Here you go (thank me later for revealing the secret!):
Pour a little water into a saucepan and add a cup of milk. Bring to low boil and add the Masala Chai tea mix. Add sugar to taste. Simmer until you get a nice, warm tan colour. Strain the tea and serve.
Note that the longer you simmer, the darker and stronger you tea will be. Experiment with it until your taste buds find their perfect Chai!
I know you’re craving you a hot cuppa Chai already! Now you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket on that Chai latte because you can brew it even better at home now! Just head to our page --Basilur Masala Chai -- to order your magical Masala Chai tin today. Hey, don’t forget to share your rich, spicy, and fulfilling experiences with us!