While we yearn for iced teas and cold smoothies in summer, we long for the comfort that a hot cup of tea brings in winter. Yet perhaps with the rush of daily life, we don’t give much thought to choosing teas, which can always be given a healthy twist.
Atul Rastogi, president, Luxmi Tea Company Private Limited, recommends the top immunity-boosting teas for winter.
‘Masala’ or spice immediately brings to mind a ‘heaty’ concoction, which is exactly what ‘masala chai’ is. A mixture of spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and ginger keeps you warm. These spices have antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties which work efficiently to keep cough, cold and seasonal allergies at bay.
Ginger helps to relieve various kinds of body aches. It can be enjoyed as black tea or with milk. Sugar can be replaced with jaggery to enhance the health benefits of this tea which boosts blood circulation and immunity.