The monsoons are right at our doorsteps. It has already informed us of its arrival with intermittent showers in and around and has brought down the scorching heat of the summers by a notch. Guess what that means?
Soon, it'll be the season of piping hot cups of Masala Chai or Spiced Tea, with crispy pakoras and dalvadas! But did you know that your favourite cup of Masala Chai can do a lot more than just perk up your mood on a rainy day? Here's why your tea and you need those spices!
Helps reduce anxiety
Tea is the sole plant-based source of a unique amino acid called L-Theanine that has been linked to an increase in alpha and theta brain waves, which are linked to conscious alertness, focus, and attention. Spices aid in the reduction of anxiety as tea and spices are both powerful stress relievers that act from the inside out to calm your mind and relax your nerves. On a damp, rainy day, a cup of tea with natural spices and a sprinkling of delicious cinnamon never fails to brighten the mood.
Wondering how and where to get your masala chai when you can't step out in the rains? You can simply order them online and buy tea online in India on Wagh Bakri’s website.
Antioxidants included in tea and spices have been shown to help lower blood pressure. Essential oils and active compounds in the masalas or spices aid in overall blood circulation as well as blood pressure regulation. Black pepper, for example, has been shown to lower cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease.
And Wagh Bakri's Spiced Tea comes infused with the goodness of black pepper, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and mint. And you can buy spiced tea in India online on Wagh Bakri’s website too.
A hot cup of strong tea with spices, served without milk, is a well-known home remedy for aiding digestion. Cardamom, for example, is used to treat stomach ulcers, while dry ginger is used to treat nausea and, in particular, morning sickness. Improved digestion is also linked to a better metabolism, which leads to a more active and energetic lifestyle.
Yes, yes, we understand that not everyone finds brewing tea, especially masala chai, a therapeutic exercise. But we have a solution for that too! You can buy instant tea combo online in India by simply ordering them online from Wagh Bakri’s online store.
The spices in your cup of masala chai come with unique health advantages, as tea and these Indian spices work together in a synergy to assist your body to manage inflammation. Ginger is one of the most essential anti-inflammatory substances. According to a National Institute of Health study, Ginger has the ability to inhibit the production of prostaglandins (a key component in the onset of inflammation) and leukotriene biosynthesis which helps in minimising the amount of inflammation. Clove is another ingredient in your masala chai that helps to relieve inflammation. Cloves are known for being high in the chemical eugenol, which helps to reduce inflammation in the body's muscles. Furthermore, both of these spices are also known to be great pain killers.
Blocked noses, breathing issues, a persistent cough and a cold are nearly synonymous with the damp weather of monsoon season. Tea infused with spices work as an excellent antidote to cold and cough. While tea and milk energises you, spices relieve coughs and colds.
Tea infused with spices helps to remove nose and throat congestion, which facilitates breathing and respiration. Your humble masala chai also aids in the treatment and prevention of sore throats due to its antibacterial and antifungal characteristics. A hot cup of tea with the additional goodness of ginger and a dash of black pepper is one of the greatest home treatments for a cold and blocked nose that even our mothers swore by.
It’s June already! Do not wait for the rains to come battering your cities. Stock up your kitchen and pantry shelves with the finest teas and spices to make that perfect cup of Masala Chai for every time you crave one, whether you’re at your work desk in the office, or holed up at home, wrapped in a blanket beside the window.
You can buy tea online in India or buy spiced tea in India from the comfort of your homes and workspaces, by ordering your favourite Wagh Bakri chai from www.buytea.com.