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. Drink this Indian drink cold and hot.
Did you know that originally the drink that was called tea did not contain tea leaves? It was a mixture of spices and herb that appeared more than 5 thousand 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 the British drank during their occupation of India.
- Masala tea has many beneficial properties; for example, pepper and ginger normalize digestion, cloves relieve abdominal pain, cardamom improves mood, and cinnamon normalizes 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 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 networks, because it is not only tasty but also healthy.
When is National Chai Day in 2023?
National Chai Day is observed on September 21 each year.