Top 5 Healthy Indian Teas You Should Not Miss!
Brrrrh! It is literally freezing in North India! What can be better can a hot cup of tea in this season? Moreover, you would be interested in going for a desi type of tea, a tea that you can call your own 😛 and not bland green tea. Indian tea usually has spices added to it for the distinct taste and aroma. Usually called masala tea, it is both delicious and beneficial for health. Tea lovers, this post is for you!
Here are 5 variants of it:
1) Cardamom tea
Cardamom tea or the elaichi wali chai is a great way to kick-start your day. It is not only good for digestive health, but it also relieves headache and cramps in the stomach. Cardamom tea has a cooling effect on the body. Cardamom is a spice with diuretic properties and is a great detoxifying agent that cleanses the body.
2) Cinnamon tea
Cinnamon or dalchini is one spice which is having the highest antioxidant content among spices and herbs. Very few actually know about this valuable property of cinnamon. Cinnamon is also known to fight cholesterol levels. This study has been published in a medical journal. Drinking cinnamon tea is good for you if you suffer from cholesterol issues. Even otherwise it is wonderful option.
3) Saffron tea
Saffron is a regular in desserts, sweets and even milk. Kesar milk is quite famous and an all time favourite of many. Saffron adds royalty and richness to your food. So, why don’t you add it to your tea? The taste is really addictive along with saffron being counted as the herb with a lot of health benefits. Along with taste, saffron has health benefits like anti-cancer properties, antioxidant properties and the ability to protect your vision. Give saffron tea a try and you will never repent.
4) Cumin tea
Cumin or the better known jeera tea is a good option if you are suffering from sleeplessness. Are you aware that cumin seeds are well known for their soothing and sedating effect on the body? Cumin is helpful in absorbing iron from food. Add the seeds to your cup of tea and see the magic.
5) Chamomile Tea
If you suffer from stress and anxiety and are in search for natural remedies to get relief, then you need to seek the refuge of chamomile tea. Though not pure desi, it is good for digestion and at the same time soothing. Have a hot cup of chamomile tea to wrap up the day perfectly. Do you know that chamomile tea is emerging as the best solution for skin issues? If you have chamomile tea bags, you can cool them down and place them over your eye lids to reduce dark circles and soothe puffy eyes.
So, these were the 5 variants of teas you can go in for and they will be far better in taste than green tea. Green has its own benefits and is really good for you but if you want to bring in some flavours to your tea along with health, you should try the ones mentioned above (the first 4 at least).
You can also make tea by adding spices like cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and cloves all in one go. Such a tea is considered to be highly beneficial. We were consuming this tea when Chennai was hit by floods and places outside were very unhygienic. This was done to protect us from various possible diseases.
Hope this post on Healthy Indian Teas has been useful!
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