5 monsoon teas that you need to try this season
Suddenly, a sweet smell prevails in the atmosphere, the sky is painted with different hues of gray, the cuckoos are singing joyfully, eagerly waiting for the clouds to burst open and pour their contents down.
What’s better than the Monsoon season! ‘Chai’ and ‘Baarish’ , the inseparable twins, are ready to make your monsoon just perfect. The Balcony undoubtedly wins the best spot for relishing tea during the monsoons. The aroma of the tea leaves mixed with the petrichor is just therapeutic. If during this beautiful time your tea isn’t on point, the exhilaration dies away instantly.
We know that. But which is the best tea for this season? It is a task to find the right cup of tea which not only complements the weather but also your mood. Don't worry we are here to help you.
Here are some suggestions for our side:
BEST MONSOON TEAS
First boil the water and then add in your tea leaves and let it stir for a while. Once the tea leaves are infused and bubbles arise, turn the gas down and enjoy your perfect cup of lemongrass tea.
HOT TIP: To sweeten it very slightly, add a drop of honey instead of any type of sugar.
IDEAL TIME TO CONSUME: Consuming it on an empty stomach is preferable as the critic in the tea will work best during this time.
- Aids digestion
- Promotes hair growth
- Reduces anxiety and stress.
Boil the water and add in your tea leaves. Let it boil for a few minutes till the tea is completely infused into the water. Strain the tea and enjoy your cup of green tea.
HOT TIP: You may add lemon to give it a zesty taste.
IDEAL TIME TO CONSUME: You can drink it during the day or even in the afternoons. Avoid consuming it at night.
- Helps with metabolism
- Reduces bad breath
- Promotes weight loss
Boil your water and add the leaves to it. Wait for the tea to brew. Once infused, strain your ‘sweetened tea’ and take sips and swigs of it with relish.
HOT TIP: To give it a more Kashmiri feel, add a few slivers of almonds and cashews.
IDEAL TIME TO CONSUME: Embellish your morning meals with Kahwa!
- Improves digestion
- Builds immunity
- Cuts down fat
There are various flavors of ginger tea. It comes in flavors like tulsi, turmeric, rose etc. Get your hands on any of these and infuse them in boiling water. It's completely optional to add milk to it. Bring it to a stir and add sugar if you want. After this, your monsoon-friendly tea is ready.
HOT TIP: Make your tea even more delicious by adding a pinch of cinnamon to it.
IDEAL TO CONSUME: Ginger tea can be consumed either during the day or the evening, but avoid having it during the night.
- Relieves cold
- Energizes you
- Good for your throat
5.Oolong tea: This is a more exclusive and authentic tea. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, Oolong tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Its dried leaves and leaf buds are used to make several different teas, including black and green teas. Oolong tea is fermented for longer than green tea, but less than black tea. So try out something new this season. Add a new variant to your selection of monsoon teas.
Simmer the water and add your Oolong tea leaves to it. Let it boil for a couple of minutes and strain it. There you go, you have a tasty cup of OOlong tea ready!
HOT TIP: You add honey if you want to sweeten the tea a little.
IDEAL TIME TO CONSUME: You can consume it 30 minutes before lunch or dinner or have it along with breakfast.
- Helps to lower the risk of heart diseases.
- Help in reducing cholesterol levels.
- Helps in increasing mental awareness and sleep quality.
So what are you ‘teaholics’ waiting for? Go and grab these refreshing monsoon teas and make the best of this season. Happy monsoon to you!