A traditional bounty from India, Chai teas have gained much popularity. A wondrous fusion of strong Assam black teas and an assortment of the fresh, aromatic spices results in a bold, malty and full-bodied liquor which has the warm notes of spices.
What is Chai Tea?
A traditional cup of tea from India, Chai teas are a delectable fusion of strong Assam black teas and an assortment of the fresh, aromatic spices like cardamom, star anise, black pepper, cloe, fennel and ginger. The spiced tea is simmer on low heat with milk and sugar. This results in a bold, malty, spiced and sweet full-bodied liquor with warm spiced notes and a luscious experience! There are many versions of Chai tea, adapted to the different communities in India.
What are the health benefits of Chai Tea?
Adapted from the Ayurvedic concept of 'Kadha', Chai Teas evolved from a need to curate a healing and soothing potion that can help improve overall health while keeping one alert and focused. Thanks to the teas and the spices, there is a plethora of health benefits associated with Chai Teas. Being rich in beneficial antioxidants, it helps in strengthening the body's immune system, 'Flavanoids' ( a class of antioxidants) help in lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of cardiac diseases. Cinnamon in chai is known to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL), triglyceries and boost heart health. Helps improve digestion, boost metabolism and reduce flatulence. Chai Teas are also known to reduce inflammation and help with common aches, joint pains, tooth ache etc.
What are the different types of Chai Teas available on Vahdam?
Our Chai Teas are one of our best-sellers indeed! Our expert blenders source bold, premium Assam black teas and we source only premium-grade spices from their native origins, and blend them in expert recipes. Some inspired from the different types of Chai tea preparations that one would find in India, like our India's Original Masala Chai Tea, Ginger Masala Chai Tea, and Kashmiri Kahwa Chai Tea. While our blenders also have curated several unique varieties of Chai as well, like Earl Grey Masala Chai, Sweet Cinnamon Masala Chai Tea, and Green Tea Chai.
What is the best way to make Chai Tea ?
For a perfect cup of Chai tea, bring 150 of water to a boil. Add in 2 grams of Chai tea and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Then add 50ml of your preferred choice of milk and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes. Strain the tea into a cup and add in sugar, Enjoy.
Is Chai Tea rich in antioxidants?
Black tea, which forms the base tea in Chai Teas, is rich in 'Polyphenols', a class of antioxidants. These antioxidants help in neutralizing harmful free radicals in your body and help in reducing cell damage, reducing the risk of chronic diseases, and boosting overall immunity.