Chai tea is a drink originally from India that thanks to the spectacular blend of spices and herbs with which it is prepared, has become a highly appreciated and valued natural remedy to improve the health of our body in general.
Among others, Chai tea stands out for being a great ally in stimulating the nervous system, improving digestion, protecting the functioning of the heart, and helping accelerate weight loss. If you also want to check its effects, pay attention to the following recipe in which we show you step-by-step how to make Chai tea.
Chai tea, as we have explained, is prepared based on a mixture of many spices and therapeutic herbs, so it brings together the many properties that all of them provide. It has been pointed out that drinking a cup of Chai tea a day is a perfect solution to keep the body young, strengthen the immune system, prevent cholesterol, fight indigestion, eliminate toxins and fats, and, of course, keep full of energy during the day.
To start making homemade Chai tea, you must first prepare the black tea; for this, you just have to place a saucepan on the fire with a little water and, when it reaches boiling point, introduce the black tea bag and let stand for about 4 or 5 minutes so that all its properties are released. Once ready, remove from heat and reserve for later.
Next, it is time to prepare the spices and herbs included in the Chai tea. First, squeeze both the cardamom seeds and the cloves with your fingers until you hear them crack. Place all the spices (cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, anise, black pepper) except the ginger in a pot with a cup and a half of mineral water and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
Grate the two thin slices of ginger over the spices and also add the black tea you have prepared, the milk, and the desired amount of sugar or sweetener. Note that you can add cow’s milk or any other vegetable milk, be it soy milk, rice milk, oat milk, etc.
Finally, you only have to wait 5 more minutes so that the mixture rests and all the ingredients finish blending. After this time, strain the liquid obtained to remove all the remains of seeds and herbs, and you will have your Chai tea ready to drink. In this case, we have taught you a fairly quick recipe, but you should know that there are people who boil the spices for up to 40 minutes so that the Chai tea has a much more intense flavor, it’s all a matter of taste!