Piping hot tea on a freezing winter’s day, the aroma of ginger tea wafting from the kitchen – these are some of the finest memories of India’s winter days. Cosying up in this season with spice-infused tea is not a luxury but a necessity! Here we bring you some of the best teas you could enjoy during this cold weather so you always have some warmth even though everything around you may seem annoyingly brisk.
Made for winter Masala Chai
Packed with all your favourite tea flavour notes, nothing can beat the Masala chai in bringing out a bold and delicious flavour. It is the quintessential winter tea that one craves for. It has the spiciness of all the Indian exotic spices and is packed with nutrients (antioxidant, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory) from the said spices.
All hail the tuberous root – Ginger! It is the most magical ingredient one could ever add to their tea. The spicy taste of ginger brings it all together and helps you brew a well-rounded cup of tea that is best suited for winter. What’s more, it has healing properties that can treat any kind of flu and also helps in easing the stomach. A delicious tea and a healing concoction – all in one.
Breathe easy with Turmeric and Ginger
Winter is the season of blocked noses and sore throats, but fret not, coming to your rescue are Turmeric and Ginger (did you know that both are cousins?), roots in shining armour. The revitalizing combination helps you to breathe easy and warm up your insides and outside alike.
Snug Lemon and Pepper
A tangy tea to improve your immunity and lower your blood pressure. Lemon and Pepper are the best combinations to make a cup of tea even more warming and delicious. The vitamins in lemon and the phenolic compounds in pepper will do anything to keep your immune system strong. If you love your tea to be on the sweeter side then you can enjoy it with a spoon of honey
Cold Chaser Black Tea
Basic yet powerful – that’s what Black tea is all about. Stock your kitchen with black tea and you can power through the winter with ease. It’s bold and versatile, a blend that can improve your immunity and also party up your palate in minutes. You have many flavours and types of Black Tea that you could choose from such as Assam Tea, Darjeeling Tea, Nilgiri Tea, Early Grey etc. Every type is a gem of its own. If you are wondering what to go for, let us tell you that the Cold Chaser Black Tea from Octavius has a spicy yet citrusy twist to it. It is not just the tang that you will appreciate, it is also the antioxidants and the nutrients that will keep the flus at bay and strengthen your immune system. The unique flavour of orange and exotic spices is what all Black Tea lovers long for.
Think winter, think Kadha Chai. This special winter blend is a combination of Assam CTC black tea and premium quality spices and herbs that include Pepper, Tulsi, Cinnamon as well as dried Ginger. This Kadha mix when brewed with milk results in a spicy yet delicious brew that has a notable herbal flavour. Of course, this blend is a treasure trove of antioxidants which naturally heals your body, strengthens the immune system, detoxifies the system and provides relief from many respiratory illnesses.
Kashmiri Kahwa Green tea
This healthy exotic beverage, as the name suggests, originates from the beautiful Kashmir valley in Northern Indiais very delicious. This wellness masala tea is a royal traditional blend with fine green tea leaves & exotic Indian spices making a fragrant warming brew perfect for the cold winters. It also helps detoxification, boosts immunity and energy levels and also promotes skin glow.
Cozy up with Cinnamon and Star anise green tea
The nature of cinnamon and star anise is to elevate any dish to the next level and it does exactly that to tea. It takes up the flavour by a notch.So, if you love sprinkling your pancake with a pinch of cinnamon and anise , then you will absolutely enjoy a hearty cup of cinnamon anise tea. The earthy flavour profile is best enjoyed on cold days when all you want to do is absolutely nothing. This aromatic tea is delicious as well as anti-inflammatory in nature.
Cold? Have some Tulsi. Cough? Did you try Tulsi? Sore throat, you must take Tulsi. Yes, Tulsi is the answer to all your life’s problems, we mean, your flu related problems. A warm cup of Tulsi tea can work miracles in your body. Add a pinch of turmeric and voila, you are set to face the harsh winters. Tulsi tea comes as flavoured black tea, green tea or even as an herbal tea such as Tulsi Rose, Tulsi Mint, Tulsi Moringa etc. The flavour combinations for Tulsi are endless.
Winter’s Elixir Ashwagandha
Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb that has an array of health benefits. It can improve concentration, increase energy and lower stress – everything you need to stay alert on a cold winter’s day with a bunch of to-do lists. So, brisk up and amp up your health with some hot Ashwagandha tea.
A staple of the Asian cuisine, the lemongrass not just makes fragrant candles or a delicious Thai curry, it also brews up the most aromatic and healthy tea there is. Lemongrass tea has tangy and sweet notes to it and lets out a strong lemony aroma and looks citreous. It is packed with vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidants which can keep you protected against viruses throughout the long winter.
Sweltering Turmeric Kadha
Turmeric kadha is something you must keep handy at all times especially during the winters. It helps your body fight against pathogens and strengthens your immune system. Turmeric root tea or popularly referred to as turmeric kadha, is an easy and cost-effective way to keep your body in the best form. Ditch health supplements, go for Turmeric Kadha.
An antioxidant-rich caffeine free brew which brings together the goodness of sun-dried turmeric with the warmth of freshly-ground, traditional Indian exotic spices cloves, black pepper, cardamom & ashwagandha. It makes a magical healthy caffeine-free brew perfect for healing, rejuvenating & energizing you as it improves digestion, helps boost detoxification and immunity. Turmeric contains curcumin which is anti-inflammatory and rich in anti-oxidants and supports digestion. Cinnamon and Clove helpsboost immunity and detoxification.Ashwagandha helps reduce stress and also supports weight loss. Black pepper enhances the absorption & efficiency of turmeric