The blistering heat of the summer season is upon us and has set up shop for the next couple of months. It is the season of waking up drenched in sweat and lazy afternoons where you feel like doing nothing. However, chai loyalists are unfazed even in this scorching weather. A cup of chai, be it in the morning or the evening, is an absolute must. Or well, any time of the day.
Let’s prepare some delectable summer teas to beat the heat:
Coming in first is the kadak masala chai, the favourite beverage of almost every Indian, regardless of the season. It is brewed with milk in the majority of households. Whether it is early in the morning as an eye-opener, or to serve guests when they pop in unannounced, masala chai is the go-to beverage for many.
Masala chai is made using black tea leaves, milk, and a few Indian spices that add a kick to the drink. Boil a cup of milk in a utensil, add Samaara Assam Black Tea and your preferred spices to enjoy the rich flavours and delectable taste with every sip. Spices such as cardamom, cloves, and ginger offer multiple health benefits as well. Black tea's benefits include boosting immunity and energy levels, aiding digestion, and reducing inflammation.
There’s nothing like a tall glass of iced tea to beat the muggy weather. This variety of tea comes in multiple flavours, and with the addition of a couple of ice cubes, it becomes fit for a king! Just imagine a hot sunny afternoon where you are just lying in a spot like a cat and a glass of iced tea is served to you, heaven isn’t it? Various iced tea manufacturers offer refreshing flavours such as lemon, peach, and ginger.
Possibly one of the easiest tea recipes you will find here, iced tea can be prepared by adding a glass of water, adding the tea powder, along with a couple of ice cubes and you are set. You can directly use cold water and skip adding the ice cubes as well. Other than providing respite from the heat, iced tea is good for your health too.
A healthy alternative for chai lovers and fitness enthusiasts, green tea is a blessing in disguise. Worried about your fitness plans but can’t seem to drop your little cup of paradise? Rest easy, as this summer tea is the perfect partner for your fitness journey. Numerous benefits of green tea include boosting immunity, lowering blood pressure, and preventing diabetes. Lots of people opt for a green tea detox style of dieting for their weight loss goals due to its unfermented nature.
This natural immunity-boosting tea recipe can be made by warming a cup of water, adding Samaara Green Tea, bringing it to a boil, and enjoying it after letting it cool down a bit. You are good to go! It is advisable to limit your intake to 2-3 cups a day as the caffeine content could cause undesirable effects such as sleeplessness.
Adding a flowery tinge to your tea time, hibiscus tea is brewed by steeping parts of the hibiscus plant in boiling water. This can be consumed both hot and cold, having a tart, cranberry-like flavour. Apart from cooling and hydrating you, other advantages of this tea include anti-oxidising properties, lowering blood pressure and boosting liver health. Hibiscus tea can be used effectively in a weight loss regimen as well.
This can simply be prepared by adding dried hibiscus flowers to a utensil and adding boiling water to it. Strain it after steeping it for a bit and enjoy. Alternatively, hibiscus pre-made tea bags can be used as well, which can be steeped in hot water, removed and your cup of heaven is ready!