Tea masala is a secret spice in order to make an Indian style masala tea at home. Masala tea is an infusion of black tea and a combination of spices. Ingredients definitely vary from region to region but the key ingredients are crushed ginger, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and of course some green tea leaves enhance the flavor of this tea masala. This aromatic Indian spice can be used with black tea which will result in a zesty masala tea. A hot masala tea is a perfect partner in colder days.
Tea masala acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Another ingredient clove is very effective in reducing inflammation. The ingredients present in this masala helps to improve digestion. These ingredients include clove, holy basil (tulsi), ginger, cardamom (elaichi). A hot cup of masala tea helps to reduce fatigue and is very effective in fighting cold and flu. A strong masala tea will definitely help to cure common flu and keep cough and cold at bay. Black tea is also good for heart as it contains strong anti-oxidant properties. Masala tea is helpful in boosting up metabolism and also preventing diabetes. It is highly recommended for women to fight the symptoms of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). This is a natural remedy that can help calm the nerves and make women happy in their cycles. The presence of painkillers in the form of cardamom, clove and cinnamon help to deal with cramps caused during menstrual periods.