Tea is a very important part of Indian culture. Grown indigenously in various parts of the country, the mighty tea has a variety of benefits for your health. From chamomile to lavender, oolong to white tea, green tea to masala chai, there are so many teas available in the market and each has certain benefits. So depending on what you’re expecting from your cuppa tea, pick your flavor!
Celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar believes that even a traditional cup of the famed Indian masala chai is good for you – yes even with sugar! As long as you’re not diabetic, it is completely safe to consume sugar moderately. However, if you do tend to avoid sugar, coconut sugar is a great alternative that’s easily available these days.
Widely known and popularized for its calming effects, chamomile is a great tea to consume before you hit the bed. It helps you get a good night’s sleep so this is definitely great for people who are light sleepers, or suffer from sleep-related disorders.
Chamomile tea is also known to help pre-menstrual symptoms like cramps and irritability.
One of our personal favorites because of all the punchy flavor that ginger tea has, this tea is super easy to make because most Indian households have ginger in abundance. Just grate some in boiling water, simmer it for a minute or two, add a pinch of turmeric, and add a dash of lime and honey (completely optional).
This tea is great for weight loss. It cleanses your digestive track, and detoxes your body from the inside. It also helps fight inflammation and water retention (which helps lose that water weight). It also helps when you’re feeling nauseous. This concoction is very helpful when you’re down with flu.
Overtime, this tea shows visible impact on your immunity and quality of hair and skin too!
Apart from the fact that this tea looks BEAUTIFUL, hibiscus tea does wonders for you. The color looks much like that of cranberry and also has a flavor profile similar to it. Served hot or cold, hibiscus tea lowers high blood pressure and also reduce hypertension. It also helps you during menstrual cramps
Please note, hibiscus tea can impact estrogen levels in your bidy so this is definitely something you should avoid when you’re pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
This tea really helps you sharpen your thinking ability. It makes you alert and more productive. Add a few drops of lemon juice and honey to accentuate its flavor and also make it an immunity booster drink.
Matcha has taken the whole world by a storm due to its extensive list of benefits. Made from young leaves of the tea plant, they are ground to a bright green powder. This miracle tea originally comes from Japan where it has been cultivated for years.
This expensive green tea is known to have epigallocatechin gallate, which helps boost your metabolism and research suggests that it also helps fight cancer. Matcha tea has higher concentration of anti-oxidants than regular green tea. Nearly calorie free, this tea helps activate your metabolism, helps burn fat and it also delicious. For those who are addicted to their regular caffeine fix, Matcha is a great substitute.
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