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National Chai Day - September 21
Sat, Sep 21, 2024

National Chai Day

National Chai Day is dedicated to a popular and healthy drink – masala chai. It is celebrated annually on September 21st. Traditionally, it is made from cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, and ground pepper. This Indian drink can be enjoyed both cold and hot.

History

Did you know that the original drink called tea did not contain tea leaves? It was a mixture of spices and herbs that appeared more than 5,000 years ago. Initially, it was used for treatment and even served to members of royal families. Gradually, the popularity of tea spread around the world, and tea leaves, milk, and sweeteners were added to the recipe. It was this drink that the British consumed during their occupation of India.

Interesting Facts

  • Masala tea has many beneficial properties; for example, pepper and ginger normalize digestion, cloves relieve abdominal pain, cardamom improves mood, and cinnamon supports the functioning of the lungs and heart.
  • Masala chai is a wonderful source of antioxidants.
  • The drink contains almost no calories and is also healthier than coffee.
  • Masala tea slows down oxidation, keeping the body in good shape.

How to Take Part

Brew some masala chai and enjoy its amazing taste and benefits. You will need a teaspoon of ground cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, ground pepper, milk, and honey. Organize a tea party for loved ones and friends, discussing important topics. Talk about this wonderful drink on social media, because it is not only tasty but also healthy.

When is National Chai Day in 2024?

National Chai Day is observed on September 21 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Saturday September 21 2024
Sunday September 21 2025
Monday September 21 2026
Tuesday September 21 2027
Thursday September 21 2028
Friday September 21 2029

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