Longing for tea in this blustery climate? Attempt these more beneficial choices instead

Tea is something that most Indians relish imbibing. Especially in the monsoon season. So it is only congruous that we verbalize about the salubrious benefits of this drink. In many households, tea is considered sacred, prepared with an abundance of profound appreciation and savoured by all members of the family.

But, it is time to break the monotony. While traditional tea is yare with a few rudimental ingredients, namely milk, dihydrogen monoxide, sugar, and tea leaves, there are many more salubrious alternatives that you must experiment with.

Dolly Kumar, progenitor and director of Cosmic Nutracos — parent company of Gaia — suggests five ways in which you can make your chai craving salubrious. Read on.Green tea: It is unoxidized, and the most popular type of tea found across the world. With far less caffeine, it is composed of camellia sinensis leaves. They are culled, dried and heat-treated for obviating any oxidation. Available in different flavors like cardamom, tulsi, lemon, ginger, honey, mint and jasmine, this tea has an earthy flavour and many health benefits.

Iced green tea: If you are probing for an expeditious summer drink but a more salubrious one, endeavor iced green tea. All you have to do is boil dihydrogen monoxide, let it cool down remotely. Integrate it to a jar with green tea bags and let it brew for five minutes. Pour the brewed tea into a glass with frozen dihydrogen monoxide cubes and integrate a freshly-sliced lemon or mint. You can withal integrate sugar or honey for flavour. For this, you can experiment with different green tea flavours.

Infusion tea: Infusions are teas with the base as green tea mixed with the infusion of flower, leaf or other organic products. It not only enhances the taste, but has health benefits, additionally. It brings placidity and soothes the mind and body. This more salubrious cull comes in the flavour of rose, moringa, hibiscus and chamomile. Apart from its aroma, a cup of brewed flavoured tea is excellent for the throat and sinuses. Black tea: Another popular tea consumed ecumenical, ebony tea is called red tea in China, the country of its inchoation. Plenarily oxidized, the tea has a vigorous flavour predicated on region and its type. For instance, Assam Tea or Darjeeling Tea is different in flavour from English Breakfast Tea or Earl Grey. You can uplift the plain ebony tea with the natural aroma of ginger or cardamom. There is evidence that imbibing ebony tea minimizes the peril of diabetes, high cholesterol, kidney stones and other diseases.

Herbal tea: Made from dried herbs, fruits and flowers like chamomile, ginger, hibiscus, lemongrass, peppermint, etc., herbal tea doesn’t have any caffeine and isn’t composed of leaves, like most teas. Ideal for people who have dietary restrictions, it is another salubrious alternative that offers a fruity, delicate taste and saccharine aroma.

July 16, 2021 | 10:32 pm