Why You Should Be Drinking Sticky, Honey, or Spiced Chai Tea Every Day
Long before matcha became popular, tea enthusiasts were enjoying chai, a spiced beverage with origins in 1920s India that made its way into mainstream Western culture in the 1990s. The word “chai” translates to “tea”—as such, you may also hear it referred to as “spiced chai” or “masala chai.” Chai drinks are typically made of a rich black tea, heavy milk, a sweetener, and various spices. Traditional freshly-made chai is hot, creamy, and fragrant with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, peppercorns, or other spices.
Besides its great taste, there are many wonderful things to love about chai, including the following.
Protection against free radicals
The black-tea base in chai is rich in powerful antioxidants. The human body is constantly being attacked by free radicals, atoms that damage cells, proteins, and DNA. Free radicals are associated with a potential relationship with diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and atherosclerosis.
Antioxidants are chemicals that limit or stop the damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants are found in many natural, whole foods including berries, purple grapes, nuts, dark green vegetables, and orange vegetables such as sweet potatoes–and they are found in abundance in tea as well.
Stronger immune system
Not only is black tea full of healthy antioxidants, but it’s also blended with antioxidant-rich spices with powerful benefits of their own. For example, ginger is known to help support the immune system as well as reduce inflammation and relieve nausea. A strong immune system is important because it keeps you from getting sick or, if you do get sick, it can help you to experience a less-severe illness and recover faster. Diet is one of the most important things you can do to keep your immune system healthy, and tea is a powerful ally if you want to help your body fight a wide array of diseases and illnesses.
Support for digestive health
Black teas have been shown to have a positive impact on gut bacteria, increasing strains that prevent bloating and improve metabolism. Tea also contains anti-inflammatory compounds, especially important for people whose digestive problems are caused by inflammation such as those living with Crohn’s disease.
Another reason tea is so helpful for digestion is simply the warm water you consume along with it. Warm water after meals can help you break down food faster, helping you feel more comfortable–and most people would agree that a cup of tea is a more enjoyable choice than plain warm water.
A Wide Range of Spiced Chai Flavours and Recipes
At Tea Drop, we offer many delicious types of chai including our Original Spice Chai Latte, a rich blend featuring traditional spices with the comforting flavours of milk and black tea. Try our Honey Spice Sticky Chai, a fresh beverage created by grinding a selection of spices with whole leaf black tea and raw honey for an authentic chai experience. This honey chai makes a tasty and tempting treat any time of day. Sticky chai is growing in popularity for its indulgent taste, and it makes a great substitute for coffee when you want to make a change.
From spiced chai to sticky chai to honey chai and much more, Tea Drop offers all the teas you want at wholesale prices as well as staff training in service and tea appreciation. Feel free to contact us today.