National Chai Day is observed on September 21, and it honors a globally healthful and beneficial beverage. Chai, also known as Masala chai, is a sweet Indian tea drink with a trace of spice, traditionally made with cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon, and pepper. National Chai Day began officially in 2018 and is attributed to Somrus, the world’s first brand of Indian liquors. There are numerous methods to enjoy chai, including iced, hot, and as an ingredient in a delectable dish.
The background of National Chai Day
In many Asian countries, ‘chai’ is synonymous with tea, but the original chai beverage did not contain tea. Masala chai, which translates to’mixed-spiced tea,’ has become synonymous with chai. It is a remarkable beverage that has garnered worldwide popularity and is served in various forms in homes and coffee shops.
Although National Chai Day has only been celebrated since September 21, 2018, the drink is said to have been established over 5,000 years ago for medicinal purposes and as a royal tea. Its earliest form consisted only of a mixture of seasonings and no tea leaves. The British, during their colonial occupation of India, added leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant, as well as milk and sweetener, to the beverage and served it in a variety of forms.
Today, chai is renowned for the numerous health benefits it provides, which are a direct result of its constituents. These constituents and their respective health benefits include black pepper and ginger, which assist digestion, cloves, which alleviate abdominal pain, cardamom, which improves mood, and cinnamon, which promotes lung and heart health.
5 interesting facts about chai lattes are presented.
Prepared by combining steamed milk with black tea infused with seasonings.
Chai latte has fewer calories and more health benefits than other beverages.
Chai latte contains catechins and theaflavins, which aid in preventing oxidative stress and promoting energy.
The beverage increases metabolism and fat decomposition.
It is delicious without the inclusion of sugar.
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