For passionate tea lovers, seasons don't matter. Their love for tea doesn't dwindle with changing weather; they want their daily morning and evening cup of hot tea without fail. But it's something about monsoons that makes us enjoy tea more. The cool winds that accompany the rains make us want to cosy in with a cup of tea in our hands. And to escape the seasonal illnesses that come with the season change, adding spices to our tea seems like a viable option. Masala teas, pinging with sharp flavours, are excellent to build our immunity and keep us protected from flu. cold and cough.
This monsoon, rekindle your love for your favourite beverage. Give a boost to your tea sessions and also your health with these masala tea recipes.
Here're 7 Kadak Masala Chai Recipes To Try This Monsoon:
1. Turmeric Tea
Turmeric enjoys worldwide recognition for promoting health by building immunity. This turmeric tea is healthful and flavourful at the same time. The recipe uses honey instead of refined sugar and adds in black pepper to balance the flavours. Adding or not adding milk is entirely your choice. Here's the recipe.
2. Adrak Masala Tea
Ginger is the most preferred spice to rev up the regular tea. Here, ginger is flanked by cardamom, cloves and cinnamon to give simple ginger tea a boost of flavours. Try this recipe today.
3. Ginger-Garlic Tea
The magical pairing of ginger and garlic has always made our foods taste better, now it's time to apply the same to our tea. Since both these spices complement each other so well, your tea would turn out to be great. Click here for the recipe.
4. Tulsi Tea
We all are well aware of the various health benefits that tulsi offers, especially during a change in season. To make this tea, simply boil a few tulsi leaves for around five minutes before proceeding with the regular tea recipe.
5. Classic Masala Tea
Don't we all love the classic masala tea that we get at all those tiny tea stalls and dhabas? Why wait to go out to enjoy this lip-smacking chai? Make it in the comfort of your home when the rain makes you stay in. Try this easy recipe.
6. Star Anise Masala Tea
Star Anise spice makes our biryanis delightful and does the same to tea. Make this masala chai with star anise along with other regular spices to treat yourself to a unique and soothing ''sham ki chai' on beautiful rainy evenings. Click here for the recipe.
7. Saunf Tea
Saunf (fennel seeds) is naturally sweet in nature. It will amp up your tea without the need for artificial sweeteners if you don't like your tea too sweet. Boil saunf with tea leaves or granules and enjoy the piquant flavour of saunf in your tea.
Monsoon is the perfect time to experiment with your tea, not to mention you have a wide range of spices already in your kitchen to pick from.