Tea, in all its varieties and expressions, is one of the most popular drinks and with more followers throughout the planet. Not only do we like it for its flavor; The multiple benefits of drinking tea are practically incalculable. Today we are going to stop at a type of tea that is not well known or, at least, that we usually do not usually take at home most of us: chai tea with milk.
WHAT IS CHAI TEA OR MASALA CHAI TEA?
This type of tea is a drink prepared with spices and black tea. Its biggest consumer is the country of India, where it is consumed as a medicinal beverage. Depending on the region and the availability of the type of tea, you can substitute black tea for green tea or even prepare it with almonds. It can be taken alone or with milk, if we want to soften the strong taste of black tea and spices, which can give us a spicy drink if we take it alone.
Chai tea has a background of over 4,000 years behind it, with benefits and ancestral properties that have survived to this day.
CHAI TEA RECIPE WITH MILK
- 2 tbsp of black tea
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 small pieces of cloves
- 1 small piece of cardamom
- 1 small cube of white pepper
- Fresh ginger (a piece)
- 1000 ml of water
- Milk to taste
In a bowl, mix spices and black tea well. For its texture is a very simple step. Meanwhile, put boiling water in a saucepan. When it breaks to boil, add the spices and the piece of ginger. Let it boil a minute, cover the saucepan and remove from the heat so that the mixture sits well for 10-15 minutes.
Strain the spices and add milk to the taste of water. That easy!
PROPERTIES AND BENEFITS OF CHAI TEA WITH MILK
In our case, we prefer to prepare it with milk and we advise you to do so to reduce a little its strong flavor and to maximize the benefits of this tasty and healthy drink.
Here are the five benefits of the most important chai con leche tea. Notice to sailors: we will convince you to try it.
PREVENTS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES:
Thanks to its nutrients and flavonoids, chai tea with milk helps us to take care of our heart and in general our cardiovascular system and our circulation. By taking it regularly, we can prevent heart attacks and other associated risks.
IT IS STIMULATING:
Do you need energy? Do you feel down? If you are going through a stage of physical or mental decline, if you lack concentration or you notice tired too often, seek help in food. Chai tea is one of the examples of foods that can help you.
GOOD FOR DIGESTION:
If you have heavy or slow digestions, taking this type of black tea with spices after the main meal will help you cleanse the stomach, stimulate it and prevent bad digestion.
Chai tea with milk stimulates the nervous system and helps us to wake up and increase our capacity for concentration. It is very practical to take it in the morning or at the beginning of the afternoon if we can not nap and we have to continue studying or working. Avoid it at night, it can cause insomnia.
There are a series of foods called anti-carcinogens that still generate controversy around them because professionals do not agree on whether cancer can be avoided with them. In any case, chai tea with milk is one of them because it is very rich in natural antioxidants.