Monsoon is the time to indulge in a hot cup of tea.
There is something special about the monsoon season. The weather is a breath of fresh air and relieves the scorching heat. There are moments when the sky turns dark, a flash of lightning illuminates the sky, followed by beautiful rain. This is the season when you let your Gord down and indulge in some thin snacks – from hot water and samosa bread pakoras to delicious gulab jamuns – this is the only time we tell our sanity.
Each season brings its own dietary demands. You may want to tweak your food with changes in weather to accommodate more seasonal production according to a particular season. Monsoon is a season when your immunity can be affected because you are prone to exposure to germs like flu, viral fever etc. According to various nutritionists, a drop in temperature slows down your metabolic rate. During the monsoon, we should consume antioxidant-rich foods that keep infections away.
Here we bring you a list of four teas that you must boost your immunity:
1. Masala Tea
Masala tea is a good blend of Assam CTC tea mixed with Indian spices. While spices add flavor to your tea, they also host health benefits. Various spices are mixed in masala tea. Classic traditional Indian masala tea is made using six spices – cardamom, cinnamon, star anise, black pepper, cloves and ginger. Each spice has its own individual health properties; For example, cardamom is good for the stomach, cinnamon controls blood sugar levels, ginger is good for the throat, black pepper has anti-inflammatory properties and Star Anise fights viruses and flu. TeaOf course, loaded with antioxidants, which protects your body, the goodness of tea doubles when it combines with spices. So wear spice tea to keep your body warm and concentrate on metabolism.
2. Cinnamon Green Tea
It is a traditional blend and uses green tea as a base; It is mixed with cinnamon, also known as ‘dalachini’. Ancient spices have medicinal properties. It is rich in antioxidants, helps improve the absorption of insulin in the body; It reduces the risk of heart disease and has anti-inflammatory properties. So when you have a craving for sugar, drink a cup of cinnamon green tea to stop the urge.
3. Peppermint Green Tea
Peppermint is used in toothpaste, chewing gum and mouthwash, so we are familiar with its taste. But have you ever tried making peppermint green Tea In whose natural form are the actual leaves? The fresh taste of peppermint instantly refreshes your palate. But do you know that peppermint is gentle for your stomach? It takes care of bloating, low acidity and keeps your digestive system healthy. So the next time you have a heavy lunch, have a peppermint green tea to ease your stomach.
4. Ginger Green Tea
An all-time favorite, ginger is extensively used for cooking in Indian households, and is a version of ginger tea in every household. Do you know that ginger root is rich in vitamin C, magnesium and other health properties. Ginger green tea relieves nausea, improves digestion and fights colds with its healing properties and strengthens your body’s immunity. When your body is tired, and you are having a cold, prepare yourself a cup of ginger. Tea.
So, this monsoon, mix your delicious monsoon staples with these healthy, immune-boosting teas. Happy monsoon to all!
About the author: Shikha Puri is the co-founder of Teacupsfull – a premium tea brand and tea boutique in Gurugram.
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