In an exciting development, Masala Chai, a beloved Indian beverage, has secured the second spot on a prestigious rating of the world’s top non-alcoholic drinks, as per TasteAtlas.
Describing Masala Chai as an aromatic beverage originating from India, the culinary guide shared this exciting news in an Instagram post.
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The beverage is prepared by combining sweetened milk with black tea infused with a blend of spices known as masala. The masala mix typically includes ground ginger, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and black peppercorns. Highlighting the historical significance of Masala Chai, the guide explained its connection to the British tea trade. In the 19th century, when the Chinese held a monopoly on the tea trade, the British sought alternative markets to meet the high demand for black tea, which was a favorite among Europeans. This search led them to India, where the unique blend of spices and milk in Masala Chai was born.