February 22, 2013
HI, new to the city and to this group..looking forward to have some fun while working my way around the city..
Indian spicy chai with cardamom..
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Welcome to East Metro Girls, Baljeet ! Looking forward to meeting you at dinner on April 13th.
Welcome, Baljeet! Glad to have you.
This group is for everyone who loves chai, and would like to meet people from different cultures & background, share their life experience over a cup of chai, scrumptious snacks and good company.
Some popular Chai spots in Uptown Minneapolis:
What is Chai? Chai or Cha is merely a generic word for tea in South Asia and many other parts of the world. (Hindi: चाय cāy, Mandarin: 茶 Chá). Source: Wiki
Specifically Chai is black tea and milk (sugar and spices are optional). Chai is a quintessential South Asian beverage, and is the most consumed beverage next to water in that region.
Benefits of Spices used in Chai:
Ginger: Improves digestion, protects against symptoms of cold & flu.
Cinnamon: Lowers LDL cholesterol and regulates blood sugar.
Cardamom: Provides relief from acidity and is considered a kidney cleanser.
Cloves: Known as healing spice. Promotes good digestion as well as metabolism.
Black pepper: Powerful anti-oxidants, effective in relieving nasal congestion and is known to improve digestion.
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