Indians love their tea. The aroma of tea has a magnetic effect on us. We truly believe that there is no better way to welcome someone to our homes than by offering them some spiced tea. And who wouldn’t like that? Imagine a cold winter evening when you visit one of your Indian neighbors or friends and they invite you in for a warm cup of tea. If that’s not reason enough for you, then you should definitely continue reading to learn more about the benefits of spiced tea. Depending on the kind of spices added to the brew, a tea can have various health benefits that make it an even more irresistible prospect. So let’s learn more about the different varieties of spiced teas we enjoy and their health benefits.
The easiest and one of the most common Indian spices that are added to a tea, cardamom is extremely aromatic and gives a nice bit of heat to the sweet tea. Just crush a few cardamom pods and brew them in some boiling water along with your tea to add all its spicy goodness. Besides the obvious amazing flavor that it adds, studies show that cardamom also helps in digestion and is rich in antioxidants. It also helps with sore throats, dry coughs, and also aids those who suffer from bad breath.
Black Spice Tea:
Black spice tea is known to have a distinct flavor profile and has more caffeine than other teas but less than coffee. It is usually made with a blend of tea and a number of spices including ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and star anise, and can be topped with some lime juice. Along with all the health benefits of all these spices, it is also known to have antioxidant properties that soothes inflammation and improve gut health. Black spice tea is also known to help improve your concentration and focus levels which means that it is really good for students and professionals who require these qualities to do well.
Just like cardamom tea, you only need to brew some tea and cinnamon sticks in water to make yourself some cinnamon tea. You can also use ground cinnamon instead of cinnamon sticks and follow the same process. Studies have shown that cinnamon tea has a number of health benefits that make it a very tasty and healthy beverage. Regular consumption of cinnamon tea helps with weight loss, relieves menstrual cramps, improves your heart’s health, soothes inflammation, and also reduces your blood sugar levels. Cinnamon is also known to aid in better skin health and in dealing with acne and aging.
Ginger tea is another aromatic and delicious spiced tea that most Indians love. Plus, you also have to count the fact that every sip of ginger tea feels like you’re covered in a warm blanket on a cold winter morning. That is literally the effect a hot cup of ginger tea can have on you. It also helps give relief to sore throats, menstrual cramps, nausea, reduces stress levels, boosts your immunity, and improves stomach health. You can also use ginger powder instead.
Orange Spice Tea:
Just like pumpkin-spiced beverages, orange spice tea has also recently picked up a lot of popularity mainly due to its distinct flavor and various health benefits. Since the recipe includes oranges, you know that the tea will be loaded with Vitamin C. This delicious tea is also known to be a detoxifying beverage and since you can also add cinnamon, cloves, and sometimes even ginger to it, you get the health benefits of those three spices along with that of oranges. Orange spice tea is also made with honey, which is a much healthier alternative to the traditional spiced teas that have sugar in them.
Known as the healthiest tea in the world, Green Tea is one beverage that you should definitely put a habit of drinking. Studies show that this amazing tea aids in weight loss helps in burning fat, improves brain function, and increases focus. Green tea is known to be a great antioxidant. It also helps lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels. These were just some of the reasons that are widely known. But looking at all the benefits, green tea is nothing less than an elixir in the world of hot beverages.
We hope these tips encourage you to add spiced tea to your daily lifestyle and lean towards a healthier future. You can also get our Tea Masala which is a blend of some of these spices aromatic spices. It doesn’t matter how you like your tea as long as it’s warm, delicious, and spiced, cause that’s the way to a better life!