The Best Teas for a Morning Head Start.

It’s that time of year when you finally get to brew your favorite cup of tea. Or maybe you are a teabag enthusiast who prefers a piping hot cup of joe first thing in the morning.

Whatever your preference, getting up early to drink your favorite beverage is a good habit to get into.

The benefits of drinking tea before breakfast are many and clear; in addition to being one of the healthiest ways to start the day.

Drinking tea with warm milk is said to help ease brain fog and boost concentration, both of which can be helpful during a hectic work schedule.

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The Best Iced Chai Tea Latte You’ll Ever Make.

In the summertime, you can never have too many iced chai tea lattes. If you’re anything like me, your mornings often consist of a cup of hot tea and some sort of sugar-sweetened beverage to get you going.

While I usually make my chai lattes with milk and sugar, they are also very much a modern-day classic. The best way to drink chai is with an ice-cold latte!

Get ready to change the way you think about iced chai lattes forever; there’s nothing quite like them after work or school when you need that little pick-me-up.

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Chai Tea. What Is it, Health Benefits and How To Make it.

Chai tea, also called masala chai is a drink originating in South India where it was used in a sacred way to energize the body, activate it, and have the mind alert.

It’s composed of spices such as cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, vanilla, anise, and of course, black tea

It is thought that this tea was invented more than fifteen hundred years ago as a remedy of Ayurvedic medicine to relieve pain, stimulate digestion and improve circulation.

It was the British when they colonized India, who added black tea to the infusion.

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My #1 Chai tea homemade recipe. Plus bonus recipe.

My #1 Chai tea homemade recipe.

Chai is synonymous with “tea” in much of South Asia and elsewhere in the world.

In the West, the word Chai is used to describe the “Masala chai”, a typical drink from the Indian subcontinent.

Masala, as it is known in India, is a mixture of black tea with cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, clove, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and nutmeg.

While the ingredients may vary a little, the taste is still intense, fresh, and a little spicy.

Other potential ingredients include saffron, anise, paprika, almonds, pink petals, or licorice root.

Tea has become wild in the Assam region since ancient times and has historically been used for healing purposes.

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