Most people drink chai because they love it! We recommend that you choose to drink chai for its great taste and the caffeine boost, if you so desire.
A common myth is that green tea has more health benefits than black tea. This is simply not true! This myth is due to fact that vast majority of studies have been done with green tea. However, as all tea (green, black, white, etc) comes from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis, they all offer similar benefits.
The spices we use in the Masala Chai are known in Ayurveda to have many health benefits, especially relating to the digestive system, like stimulating the appetite, reducing gas, and counteracting stomach acidity.
Ginger improves digestion, prevents and manages stomach ulcers, protects against symptoms of colds and flu, and stimulates blood circulation. It has also been shown to be a very potent inhibitor of inflammatory compounds that contribute to arthritis and rheumatic conditions. Ginger also reduces blood cholesterol by improving liver function.
Cinnamon can lower LDL cholesterol and has a regulatory effect on blood sugar, making it especially beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes. Cinnamon is also known for its antifungal and antibacterial properties, making it effective in fighting yeast infections. It is also known for counteracting bad breath.
Cardamom is known to enhance appetite, improve digestion and provide relief from acidity in the stomach. It is also considered beneficial to the urinary-tract system and is considered a kidney cleanser.
Cloves have been well-known as an all-around healing spice for centuries. They are reputed to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiseptic properties. They're also known to heal ailments of the digestive system and promote good digestion as well as metabolism.
Black Pepper is a powerful anti-oxidant. It is known to improve digestion and promote intestinal health. It is also effective in providing relief for nasal congestion and its antibacterial properties make it an effective remedy for respiratory conditions including colds, coughs and flu.