Cold & Flu Chai Black Tea
Age-old remedy to fight cold and flu, this tea is comprises of regular CTC leaves which are blended with herbs and spices. Sipping on a steaming cup of this special herbal tea unclogs nostrils, clear mucus from throat and alleviates headaches. This tea provides ultimate relief to beat seasonal ailments and also a great immunity booster.
Ingredients: CTC Tea blended with Ajwain (Carom Seeds), Anise Seed, Ashwgandha (Winter Cherry), Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Cumin seeds, Turmeric, Ginger, Licorice, Mint.
Brewing Instructions: Always use fresh water. Bring water to near boiling point (99 degree Celsius). Take 1 teaspoon / 1 teabag in a cup. Pour the heated water and steep the tea for 2-4 mins. Adjust the time of brewing as per desired strength. Tastes better with a dash of milk.
Tea flavour enhances as it cools. Our teas can be re-brewed, just steep it longer for the second time.
Know more about the ingredients in this tea:
CTC Tea CTC (Crush, Tear, Curl) tea is a type of black tea that is made using a process to break up the tea leaves into smaller pieces. The tea leaves are first crushed, then torn into small pieces, and finally curled into small, hard pellets. The resulting tea has a strong, robust flavor and is typically used to make masala chai and other spiced teas.
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) Due to its high levels of thymol, Ajwain Seeds have long been used in the ancient Indian medicinal practise Ayurveda for its health benefits. The seeds are used in medicinal pills as a remedy for ailments like heartburn, indigestion, and kidney and lung problems. It can also be applied topically to treat skin issues like acne. To help nursing mother produce milk, Carom seeds are steeped in milk or other liquids for drinking.
Anise seed It is a spice that is native to the eastern Mediterranean region and southwestern Asia. It has a sweet, liquorice like flavour and is commonly used to flavour masala chais (black teas with milk).Anise seed has been traditionally used to help with digestion and to reduce bloating and gas. Some research suggests that anise seed may have estrogen-like effects and may be helpful for relieving menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.
Black Pepper More than just a food flavor enhancer, black pepper offers health benefits thanks to its bioactive compounds, with piperine being the most important. It is the main component that gives black pepper its health-boosting qualities. Piperine is considered a type of antioxidant that helps to lower the risk of chronic illnesses like atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and neurological conditions. This compound has a positive effect on nutrient bioavailability as well. When you add black pepper to your meal, you increase the amount of nutrients absorbed into your bloodstream.
Turmeric This bright yellow spice is an important additive in many Indian dishes. Used in India since centuries as a spice and medicinal herb, turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that the herb contains the compound curcumin, which may restore cardiac health post bypass surgery. It is also used as a dietary supplement for treating arthritis as well as problems related to skin, stomach, liver and gall bladder.
Cinnamon It has a sweet and warm flavor and is commonly used to add flavor to foods and drinks. In addition to its use as a spice, cinnamon has a number of potential health benefits. Some studies have found that cinnamon may help to improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes. Cinnamon has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which may help to reduce inflammation in the body. Cinnamon contains a number of antioxidants, which may help to protect the body from harmful free radicals. Some studies have found that cinnamon may help to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. Cinnamon has been shown to have antibacterial properties and may be effective at killing certain types of bacteria.
Clove Cloves are the dried, unopened flower buds of the Syzygium aromaticum tree, which is native to Indonesia. They have a sweet, warm, and are commonly used to add flavor to dishes and drinks such as teas. Cloves have been shown to have antibacterial properties and may be effective at killing certain types of bacteria. Cloves are often used as a natural remedy for toothache and gum pain.
Ginger Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of Ayurvedic medicines. It’s been used to aid digestion, reduce nausea, and help fight the flu and common cold, to name a few of its purposes.May drastically lower blood sugars and improve heart disease risk factors.
Mint Refreshing and zingy, a dash of mint in tea makes the mood delightful with every sip. Fresh mint leaves are a special concoction in iced teas, relished during summer months. It has powerful antioxidant properties and is believed to manage blood sugar levels and treat skin-related problems. It is also found to aid in digestion and breathing disorders.
Licorice Licorice root may offer potential health benefits, such as fighting infection, preventing tooth decay, and relieving stomach discomfort. Glycyrrhizin is responsible for the root's sweet taste, as well as its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties. It helps to heal skin ailments such as eczema, psoriasis, inflammation, sunburn, persistent skin redness, and athlete’s foot.