Masala Chai, Spiced Tea Workshop (May 17)

Vinita is bringing her Chai class back. Immerse yourself in the culture, history, and flavor of Masala Chai. Feel free to join us again if you enjoyed the last session! Find more details and sign up here: 

Masala Chai is a flavored beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. Originating in India, the beverage has gained worldwide popularity, becoming a feature in many coffee and tea houses. The cultivation and brewing of tea in India has a long history of applications in traditional systems of medicine and for consumption. The practice of Ayurveda has resulted in a long standing tradition of herbal teas. Traditional Indian kitchens have long utilised the medicinal benefits offered by various plants and spices such as basil (Tulsi), cardamom (Elaichi), pepper (Kali Mirch), liquorice (Mulethi), mint (Pudina), etc., and traditionally, teas made with these plant leaves and/or spices have been in use for centuries for maladies ranging from the serious to the trifling. Tea is also mixed with these traditional herbs. The taste of chai (sweet and milky) helps disguise the stronger and more bitter flavours of some of the medicinal additives, while other, more pleasant flavours such as cardamom and ginger add a pleasing flavour and aroma to the tea along with health benefits.

The class is about an understanding of the tea culture in India and enjoying the tea with snacks that will be provided. 
– History of Masala Chai 
– Ingredients 
– Preparation

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