Nothing beats tea.
And then there’s nothing like a good cup of tea – served well, just as it should be. While high tea is a fad that has only recently become obsolete in the capital, Delhi has some of the best tea bars in the country. Do you know them all? Or you know what?
Well, whatever your answer, here is ixigo’s pick of the best best tea places in Delhi and NCR.
Elma’s Bakery, Cakes and Tea Room
One of the best places in Delhi for that perfect English Tea . With muffins, croissants, red velvet cake and much more, tea is more of an elaborate affair at Elma. Their range of teas includes Assam, Darjeeling, Oolong, Lemongrass, English Breakfast, Nilgiri Black, Kali Zulf, Jasmine, Granny’s Garden, Hari Talwar, Nilgiri Frost and more.
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The Tea Room Co, Gurgaon
The Tea Room Co. at Gurgaon, forget green, black or white tea, has a fascinating range of blends for a more than normal cup of tea. Try fruit mixes, herbal fusions, scented beers, boutique teas and more. In addition, there is the High Tea spread with an unforgettable mix of desserts, panini, soup and more.
Cha Bar, Connaught Place
Cha Bar is a perfect place for both tea and book lovers. If that’s the perfect brew for you, then get ready to spend quite a few mornings here. Housed in the Oxford Bookstore , there’s a good chance you’ll bump into an author or two. The selection of teas at Cha Bar includes specialties such as the “100 flour ki chai”, inspired by what the truck drivers on Indian roads like to have a cup of tea.
Everest Bakery Cafe, Paharganj
Everest Bakery Cafe is a hit with foreigners and is located in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Paharganj. While the tea menu is common with Ginger Lemon Honey, Lemongrass, Jasmine and Darjeeling, the taste is really rich. By rich, I mean thin, fresh and well brewed. Lemon Cake and Masala Chai are also must haves.
Craft House, The Metropolitan Hotel
While this one is not a tea bar in the truest sense, it is one of those secrets best kept by Delhi’s tea aficionados. What you get here is the most amazing variety of whole leaf and blended teas, guaranteed to be hand picked from the world famous tea gardens of Darjeeling and Assam. . Furthermore, the real secret lies in the whole variety of Ayurvedic teas.
Firdaus Mithai Shop, Old Delhi
There is no “variety” of teas here. But that fact doesn’t make it any less than any of its competitors. Here, tea is served the old, good way – milky, strong and as wonderful as an Indian cup
theechai has ever been. This one is near the old but still famous haveli of Mirza Ghalib.
Triveni-theeterras, Mandi House
Don’t miss a visit to this one if you are anywhere near Mandi House. Plus, if you’re also in love with good old Masala Chai. Many artistic students and students of NSD ensure Triveni’s ardent fans for the reasonable price. And then you fall in love with its Shammi Kebabs and cups and cups of Masala Chai that go with it. Variety is not the buzzword here.
Passion – My cup of tea, Vasant Vihar
Walk in here for an unforgettable tasting, plus an amazing variety of teas that will leave you wondering. The beautiful (yes, I love tea) menu has names like tealicious such as Cardamon and Saffron Chai Latte, Hazelnut and Almond Chai Latte, Tisanes (herbal teas), Tea Liquer, Ch’a, Masala Chai and more.
Until then, happy travels (for a cup of tea this time).