Chai lovers, spot on these places to have your next cuppa!


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Tea is essential, and in India, it’s like really essential. The country of spices and traditions has a lot of history rooted for this elixir, usually called as Chai. From fresh morning cup to soothing evening cuts, from office breaks to contemplating-life breaks, from headache to lifehacks, from stressbusters to musical evenings, it’s everywhere.

We just thought of why not go out and compile some top picks for you to go and enjoy your own version of Chai!

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Photo of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India by Jeetendra Ajmera

Well, first on the list is this place from my home city, Tapri. Resonating the ambiance of the place and taste, this cafe in the alluring Pink City really makes for a great place to have conversations over a cup of tea. Plus there are just so many varieties available: both tea and its supporting snack partner. As of now, the cafe runs three outlets, all in Jaipur.

Recommended: Masala Chai with Dal Pakwan/Vada Pav

Location: B4-E, Prithviraj Road, Opposite Central Park Gate No. 4, C-Scheme, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001

Contact: +91-7733949494, connect[AT]tapri[DOT]net


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Photo of Kolkata, West Bengal, India by Jeetendra Ajmera

Set up in 1927 by Mr. and Mrs. J Flury; the place gained immense popularity to become the favorite tea-place of the Britishers then, and hence the generations to come. Ingrained in the hearts of its customers, the Flurys serves has evolved from a team stall to a wholesome confectionery and bakery experience.

Recommended: Have an early morning cup with Plain Cake

Location: Flurys, 18A, Park Street, Park Street area, Kolkata,

Contact: +91 33 4000 7453


3: Tpot Cafe, Delhi

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To revitalize the concept of ‘Chai Nashta’ and ‘Gupshap’ moments, Tpot cafe was first set up in the Malviya Nagar region of Delhi which now has expanded to three outlets across the city. With a wide variety of Chai including ‘Chamomile’, ‘Darjeeling’, ‘Oolong’, ‘Green and White’, Tpot Kafe seems to be a promising place for any Chai lover.

Recommended: A hot cuppa of ‘Chamomile’ along with their freshly prepared ‘Tiramisu’

Location: C-6, Block C, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110017

Contact: +91 88824 47722


4: Sharma ki Chai, Lucknow

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“Ajee, Lucknow aaye aur Sharma ki Chai nahi peeye to kya kiya?”

Located on the Bisheshwar Nath Road, Lalbagh; Sharma ki Chai is roadside tea stall killing the chills for years. Famous for its BunMuska and rounded Samosas, Sharma Ki Chai is a must visit for all age groups. The place is even promoted by the Uttar Pradesh tourism department.

Recommended: Kulhad Chai with Bun Muska

Location: 34 Trilok, Bisheshwar Nath Rd, Lalbagh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226001

Contact: +91 98072 57786


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One of the finest producers of CTC tea in the state, the Damayanti tea corporation runs the O! Chai-a tea lounge in Dibrugarh region. Famous for its CTC type tea, the place offers a delicious organic tea manufactured from the tea estates itself. The unique scent, flavors, and the process of making this tea make it definitely worth a try.

[CTC: Crush, tear, curl (sometimes cut, tear, curl) is a method of processing black tea in which the leaves are passed through a series of cylindrical rollers with hundreds of sharp teeth that crush, tear, and curl the tea into small, hard pellets.]

Recommended: CTC tea Organic and gree tea

Location: A.T Rd, Mohanbari Tiniali, Lahowal, Dibrugarh, Assam 786010

Contact: +91 84864 44360


6: Infinitea Tea Room and Tea Store, Bangalore

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Set up by Gaurav Saria, the owner of four tea estates in West Bengal, this tea cafe is one of its kind. With place filled with moments, pictures about tea& related- it's sure to give you an altogether different experience. And not just serving, the brand also runs an online tea store with a number of varieties including Green tea, Herbal tea, Oolongs tea, Lung Chai among others. Check the website, here.

Recommended: Vanilla Oolong and White tea.

Location: 2, 17/1, Ali Asker Road, Shah Sultan Complex, Cunningham Road, Cunningham Rd, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560052, India

Contact: +91 80 4114 8810


7: Chai Jaai, Jammu & Kashmir

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Offering a breathtaking view of the Bund, alongside Jhelum, Chai Jaai is the place for conversations over a cup of tea. British architecture, inspired by the tea rooms in Cotswolds, England; and yet maintaining the vibes of Kashmir, the place is promoted as the place of cultural conversations. Do make sure to visit and dwell into the aura of surreal serendipity.

Also, recommended to watch this documentary ‘Kong’, a film by ChaiJaai on Saffron cultivation in Kashmir, was a part of the 'Kong Phulai' Tea Fest” at Chandhara, Pampore in 2017.

Recommended: Masala Chai with an open mind and heart for conversation

Location: Residency Road | Mahattas Studio, 1st Floor, Dhanjibuoy Building, The Bund, Srinagar 190001, India

Contact: +91 99068 97788


8: Tea trails, Mumbai

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Offering some of the finest range of tea from around the world, what started as a single tea cafe in Mumbai, has now evolved into a Chain in almost all metro cities. Still known for its Mumbai outlet, Tea trails has this perfect ambiance and decor when it comes to sipping a cup of tea. With years of research put into curating the tea experience, the place also hosts festivals and workshops of tea appreciation round the year.

Recommended: A full-bodied black tea called Orange spice replete with cinnamon and sweet orange peel.

Location: ICICI Bank North Tower, 3rd Floor, Capital Building, Opp., Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400051

Contact: 022 4005 0115


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