The British introduced tea to India as late as the nineteenth century for use as a commercial commodity, but now India is the 2nd largest producer of tea in the world. Somehow, milk and sugar got added to it to make it a sweet drink to induce a kick in the mornings. All three ingredients: tea, sugar and milk are considered to be unhealthy as all are acidic in nature and should be avoided. Before Indian tea became popular, most households made healthier drinks called kadha or kasai and each home had their own recipe and combinations of spices. Some of these are still served in stalls outside temples in southern India.