Each season brings with it niche flavours. Monsoons with their earthy fragrance are the best season to relish piping hot beverages which not only stimulate the system but also boost our immunity. Foodism curates a list of monsoon must-haves from the beverage gallery.
“Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book.” – Bill Watterson
As the summers slowly creep towards the monsoon there’ll be a pinch of wetness in the air and a slight wet chill making our bodies crave for relaxing in the warm and dry comfort of our home; cuddled up in a chair either bingeing on our favourite show or reading that long-pending book or chatting with friends over the phone … invariably with a mug of a piping hot beverage.
Different palates have their pet monsoon drink. Here’s sharing a list of some all-time favourite monsoon must-haves –
In India a steaming hot cuppa of masala cutting chai is a mandate through all seasons of the year especially when accompanied with ‘chai pe charcha’! So organically this beverage tops our list. Besides the masala tea peppered with ginger, basil, mint et al other variants from this segment include – herbal teas like kadha and ukalo to boost our immunity; green tea for the health-conscious; mushroom tea for those constitutions who are willing to experiment a slightly offbeat but popular flavour; the therapeutic jaggery tea which has an awesome healing quotient; and many other varieties
A perennial favourite with the intellectual segment, coffee too comes in mind-boggling varieties – cappuccino, mocha, Irish , latte, espresso, white coffee, instant, black, filter and oh yes how can we miss out on dalgona which stormed the internet during the lockdown days with practically every second household preparing it!
This one brings in childhood nostalgia! With chocolate being the best comforter we need not stick to the conventional dark chocolate but can also play around with caramel or white chocolate
This Kashmiri delicacy boasts of basic and easily-available ingredients that possess extraordinary healing and aromatic value
Replete with saffron and dry fruits this milk preparation can be prepared in a jiffy
These are hot favourites and come in a humungous range – tomato, corn, chicken, vegetable, lentil, beans…the list is endless
So go ahead and fight the monsoon blues and the accompanying mood swings with these peppy beverages and refresh and energise yourself … and hey don’t forget to share the pics with the Foodism Team!