There is no better feeling than sipping on a hot cup of homemade masala chai while taking some me time from the daily routine of running errands, household chores, and work responsibilities. After all, the masala chai drinking ritual has a therapeutic feel to it, and because it is enriched with an abundance of warming spices, it actually has therapeutic properties.
Homemade Masala Chai And The Blend Of Spices
The first spicy-sweet sip from your chai cup is like a warm hug that keeps going. What makes masala chai different is a wholesome blend of many spices great for good health. The distinctive and aromatic flavor of masala chai also comes from the use of spices.
Let’s look at the five essential spices that make your masala chai a beverage you keep coming back to!
The aromatic cardamom seed pods are one of my favorite spice condiments from the herb cabinet. Did you know it is known as the “Queen of Spices?” Cardamom balances the spice mixture with a distinctive fragrance and flavor. Used for about 4000 years in Indian Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicinal systems, the spice anti-bacterial and anti-nausea.
Rich and pungent cinnamon is a spice that has been used for a long time. Obtained from Cinnamomum’s inner bark, an evergreen tree species, cinnamon is a great source of powerful antioxidants.
A popular spice in many culinary preparations, ginger is also one of the essential spices used in our homemade masala chai pack. The spice is loaded with antioxidants, too, and turns up your masala chai’s spiciness.
Cloves give an incredible flavor and aroma to the masala chai. The spice is the flower bud of the Myrtaceae family tree. You should add cloves to your cuisines as it is vitamin C and antioxidant-rich.
Piquant peppercorn is another favorite masala chai spices. Here’s a did you know for you- black pepper is the most traded spice in the world! Native to India, the spice is cultivated in almost every tropical region. It is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory.
Masala Chai And Ayurveda
Originating thousands of years ago in India, Ayurveda is a system of medicine that promotes the use of spices and herbs in culinary preparations. In the land of Ayurveda, spices are essential in every home. From preserving foods to adding flavor to dishes, the reasons why spices have been used are many. They are so potent that only a small amount is needed.
Aiding in proper digestion is one of the major reasons for using spices in foods. Spices also have great healing power, for example, ginger helps in cough and cold, and turmeric helps with inflammatory conditions.
The next time you enjoy a hot cup of masala chai, do remember the many benefits offered by the spices in your chai!
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