"Masala" is any of a variety of culinary spice mixtures used in Indian cuisine. "Chai" means tea! This spicy tea mix (chai masala) from India has become sensationally popular and is now in high demand. In America, we have shortened the name to simply "chai." What we're referencing is a tea base flavored with cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and other sweet spices. Chai teas can be enjoyed with milk, creamer, sweetened, straight, or any combination thereof.
• Ginger may be soothing for the stomach
• Antioxidants in tea leaves strengthen the cardiovascular system
• Cinnamon has been linked to a healthy heart
Spice up your life with chai tea! Here, we offer some variations on the classic, whether you want something caffeine-free or you want to mix it up a bit.