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Chai Tea And The Benefits

Chai, pronounced with a long “i,” as in the word pie, is the Hindi word for “tea.” It is made by traditionally brewing a Black tea leaf base with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices that usually include cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, pepper, cloves, and anise.  It is then diluted with milk and sugar in order to bring out the full flavors of the spices.  

Health Benefits
Chai is packed full of antioxidants from the Black tea leaves, which are believed to help prevent cancer, promote heart health, boost the immune system, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol. The various spices in Chai also promote general health. Cinnamon is used as a common stimulant and can help relieve menstrual cramps, pains, and fevers. Cardamom can aid in relieving symptoms of indigestion, nausea, gas, and heartburn. Pepper has antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Ginger is used to help fight off the common cold and is great for strengthening and healing the respiratory and digestive system. Ginger is also believed to cure nausea.

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