Come the first hint of monsoon rains, the wet muddy smell, the darkness even in the afternoon skies… It’s almost as if our brains are hard-wired to crave Chai.
Ah, the tasteful concoction of perfectly brewed tea leaves, sugar, the correct amount of milk, and a hint of ginger and cardamom. It doesn’t even have to be monsoons. May it be a pleasant early morning, mid project in the middle of the day or for that much needed push of creativity to write a new article. No one is void of the perks of a fresh brew of tea. Pair it with some classic Indian snacks like samosas or jalebis and you’ve officially hit the epitome of heaven.
So I present to you the five best places in Delhi NCR to enjoy Kadak Chai:
It’s probably no surprise that the list starts with Chaayos. As a brand they’ve really established themselves as a connection for experiencing all sorts of teas. From a long list of teas such as Pahadi Chai, the classic Masala Chai to the least expected Aam Papad Chai. Their list is extensive and they have a selection of tag along snacks to match.
Cost: Rs. 400 (For two people approx)
Address: F-14/15, Mezzanine, 1st Floor, F Block, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi (But they have outlets all over Delhi)
Phone Number: 18001202424
Located in Sector 37, Noida, It is the go-to for college students. Attracts a large crowd post college hours and has recently given rise to unplugged music and all sorts of events on the weekends in the market area. They have a wide variety of teas such as Ginseng, Lemon, Hazelnut and their list of coffees are just as large. Do try their brownie or muffins with your tea.
Cost: Rs. 200 (For two people approx)
Address: 16, Godawari Complex, Sector 37, Noida
Phone Number: +91 9818894695
- Cha Bar
Based in Connaught Place this is a book store cum cafe. Enjoy their wide collection of books with an equally wide variety of tea options. They also have an extensive list of delectable desserts and the Fish and Chips are recommended.
Cost: Rs. 500 (for two people approx)
Address: N-81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Phone Number: +91 9958005985
- Triveni Terrace Cafe
Surrounded by green with a calming ambience, Triveni is a great place to relax and eat or come with a date for some tea. The ambience gets really uplifting in winters or monsoon. Enjoy food here with some masala chai or French press coffee and you’re good to go.
Cost: Rs. 450 (for two people approx)
Address: 205, Tan Sen Marg, Opposite FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House, New Delhi
Phone Number: +91 9971566904
- Too Mikii Tapas
They have great cafe food and a commendable outdoor ambience, worth going to if around the Chanakyapuri area. From oolong Tea to Chinese Tea, Chrysanthemum Green Tea and even your classic Cutting Chai paired with cake rusk. Their Tea menu is definitely worth trying.
Cost: Rs. 700 (for two people approx)
Address: Opposite Taj Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Phone Number: 011 24100810