Sorry tea, summer is gone and it’s time for Chai! Undoubtedly, tea has been into the trend and lifestyle of people for centuries. But in Asian and some African countries, people love it a bit more with some spices and milk.
Spiced tea or Chai is immensely popular in India and other Asian countries for its taste and health benefits. While Americans have a liking for tea traditionally, their preference sometimes shifts to Chai for a change; especially on chilling evenings. And why not! Chai involves the presence of spices, such as cloves, black pepper, cardamoms, cinnamon and ginger that spices up your body on chilling days.
With wide varieties of spiced black tea, such as Earl Grey, Classic Assam Tea and Goodwyn Masala Chai, you can give your taste-buds a treat every day. More importantly, when you opt for spiced black tea from Goodwyn, you open the doors to healthy lifestyle. Black tea, as always, is known widely for its benefits to health. When we talk about the health benefits of black tea, you can fondly say that it is better than apple in keeping the doctors away. It keeps the heart healthy and improves digestive tract. It is also responsible for healthy bones, lowering diabetes risks and enhancing the immune system of the body.
With that said, have you ever thought of making your evenings awesome with spiced black tea? If you’re nodding your head right now, here’s the favorite Black Chai recipe for millions of tea lovers, straight from the recipe book of Goodwyn Tea.
- 2 ½ cup water
- 4 cloves
- 4 black pepper
- 2 green cardamoms
- 1 inch cinnamon
- 1 star anise
- 1 tbsp. black tea or according to taste
- Lemon Juice according to taste (1 ½ - 2 tbsp. approx)
- Honey according to taste (2 – 3 tbsp. approx)
Instructions (1 cup = 230 ml, 1 tbsp = 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml)
- Boil 2 ½ cup water in a kettle or a pot.
- Once water starts to boil, remove from heat. Add Goodwyn black tea (loose or tea bags) and whole spices. Cover the pan and keep it aside for 15-20 mins.
- Once the tea is steeped, strain it, discarding the spices and tea (bags).
- Add sweetener (sugar or honey) and lemon juice.
- Your black tea is ready!
- Garnish the spiced black tea with lemon slices, mint leaves or spices.
- Serve spiced black tea warm in cold winter days or chilled in hot summer days.