Chai is spiced milk tea that originated in India. It has become increasingly popular throughout the world. Chai can warm you up and soothe you mood. It acts as a natural digestive aid and gives you a wonderful sense of well being.
The History of chai tea dates back over 5,000 years and comes from the Hindi word meaning "tea". Masala chai's roots are in South Asia beginning in the region of Assam.
South Asians used the tea plant in ancient times as an herbal medicine to cure the common cold. In the 1700's chai spread from East Asia to Western Europe. Cultivation began in British India, establishing India as the major supplier for masala chai.
As chai become more popular in India and with the introduction of a mechanized form of tea production called "CTC" (crush, tea, curl), the result was a bolder creamier cup of chai. CTC masala chai is still the most popular form of chai in many parts of India today. Chai is routinely consumed anywhere from three to four cups a day by most of India and they offer it to welcome guests into their home.
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