It’s the little things in life that are good. Chai tea is traditionally taken after meals, due to its digestive-boosting effects. Black pepper supports the pancreas in secreting digestive enzymes, which speed the time it takes the body to digest heavy foods like fats and protein. Ginger is a renowned digestive herb that can curb nausea and support healthy digestion, according to The World’s Healthiest Foods website. Cinnamon is also widely used as a digestive stimulant, according to “Herbal Medicine from the Heart of the Earth.”
Chai is the Indian word for “tea”.
In India “chai” simply means tea. But in the West it refers specifically to spiced Indian-style tea – that is, tea with traditional Indian spices and milk. This is also referred to as Masala Chai, which is more popular in India than coffee. The popularity of chai tea is spreading rapidly to the rest of the world, and has taken on some changes. In America, a sweeter, creamier variation known as a “chai latte” is often served as chai.