People have been on the lookout for natural immunity boosters since news of the spread of the novel coronavirus from 'Chai'na to other counties (let’s be honest I added this sentence because I am on a tea pun funder bunder and just wanted to say 'chai'na )
Now, to address the western world’s biggest teareotype - “Chai Tea”! Don’t get us wrong, we LOVE chai tea lattes, but chai tea is actually masala chai! It is a type of tea that uses tea leaves + a blend of spices like cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, peppercorn, ginger and more to flavor the milk and water.
So, where did this chai come from and when? Like the history of many famous food items, the origins of chai are steeped in legend and contradictory accounts. Believe it or not, in ancient India, chai was not the chai we know today.