Mint chai has taken the internet by storm and celebrity chef Vikas Khanna is the latest one to succumb to this trend. The fad of mixing our very own chai with a few mint leaves may seem surreal to die-hard chai lovers, but the Michelin-star chef recently took to Instagram to upload a story of him pouring chai in a cup with mint leaves. He captioned the story “Inspired by Vishala in Ahmedabad” and honestly if the chef has spoken, we listen. See picture below:
Health Benefits of Mint Chai:
It is not unusual to drink peppermint tea, it is in fact one of the healthiest herbal green teas out there. Macrobiotic Nutritionist and Health Practitioner Shilpa Arora ND agrees that mint has very powerful antioxidant properties. Mint is excellent to manage blood sugar levels and treat skin conditions. It’s cooling properties aids in digestion and breathing disorders too. When chai gets involved in this mix, that is when things start getting interesting. A lot of us enjoy our daily cups of chai, but did you know that pairing it up with fresh mint leaves may even reduce bloating and ease headaches? The minty fresh breath is an added bonus!
How To Make Mint Tea | Mint Tea Recipe:
You can perform this experiment on your chai by just adding one extra step to your tea making process. You may either boil the mint leaves first in water and then add tea leaves and milk to it once the water has a greenish tint, or you can even wash the mint leaves thoroughly and add them directly to the cup with your chai on top and let it fuse together in the cup itself.
Whatever method you choose to make mint chai, this recipe will give our beloved chai a great taste and will even have some added health benefits.