Black tea is a hot drink which not very often had by the people in India because of their love for “masala chai”. Masala chai is a staple beverage for Indians, who often wake up and sleep to a cup of steaming hot masala chai. But is having masala chai multiple times a day good for your health? To explain this, it is important to first write down the ingredients of the Indian masala chai: Sugar, good amounts of milk, water, tea leaves, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and holy basil leaves. However, people who have diabetes or are lactose intolerant are advised not to have a masala chai due to its consequential health issues. An alternative for masala chai can be black tea which consists of those same tea leaves but without the milk, spices and sugar.