CTC Masala Chai
'Masala Chai' tea blend is the most popular among all teas. On every street corner, Chai Wallahs sell their personal blends, all over the cities of India. This tea is best enjoyed with the milk.
During cold weather and winds, in Europe, mostly coffee, hot milk chocolate and some tea are a good cup for comfort. But in India it is 'Masala chai' which is not just any milk tea.
Masala chai contitutes a whole array of spices like, clove, cinnamon, elaichi, ginger and tulsi. Every spice have its own individual health benefits. In Masala chai, all spices benefits works in synergy to relieve inflammation. Most important ingredient 'Ginger' have the ability to stop the synthesis of prostaglandins (a major player in the initiation of the inflammation process) to control inflammation.
Another important ingredient is 'Clove'. It has anti-inflammatory compound 'eugenol' that helps to reduce inflammation in the muscles. Together both these spices are very potent painkillers.
Beat The Fatigue: It is a wonderful experience having a hot cup of 'Masala chai' after a long hard day's work. 'Tannins' contained in this tea revitalizes the body. Moreover, 'caffeine' though present in amall quantity, act as a CNS-stimulant to induce alertness. Combined action of both 'tannins' and 'caffeine' acts as the best way to drive away fatigue.
Friendly for Heart: 'Black tea', as one of the main constituent of masala chaihas strong anti-oxidant properties. Spices like 'clove' and 'elaichi'help to reduce the amount of plaque formation of arterial blocks by decreasing the amount of bad cholesterol and improving the good cholesterol. The 'tannins' help to regulate heart rate and blood pressure by dilating the blood vessels.
Helps in Weight Loss: An active and good metabolism is usually associated with improving digestive system and weight loss. 'Ayurveda' also confirms the 'tea' role as a heat generating food and speeding up metabolism.
Controls Diabetes: Spices like 'clove', 'cinnamon' and 'elaichi'by increasing the insulin sensitivity in the bodyare known to prevent diabetes and lowering one's blood sugar levels. 'Cinnamon' helps to keep the mind sharp and prevent the onset of diseases like Alzheimer's, while 'clove' can help body to better utilize sugars.