Indians have woken up to the benefits of green tea and are willing to tamper their taste buds to appreciate many different varieties of tea. Riding the popularity wave of green tea, National Institute of Yerba Mate INYM, from the Republic of Argentina has recently launched Yerba Mate tea in India. We attended the launch and tasting session of Yerba Mate tea at the residence of Argentine Embassy in Delhi. The event also included a tango performance.
The tea boom seems to have just started. Delhi NCR is now witnessing the sprouting of cafes that have tea as their mainstay. Its not only tea as a beverage, but tea is used as ingredients in the food that they serve. Tea Trails is the new kid on the block, or accurately speaking, Opposite N block Outer Circle, Connaught Place.
The going is getting better for tea aficionados in Delhi NCR. Their options are increasing every other day. We quite accidentally came across Tea Halt at a somewhat distant mall, Good Earth City Center in Gurgaon. We decided to try out this place for a pre-lunch tea break!
Winter is here and so are the chai wallahs at various markets, crossings, nooks and corners. Their aromatic decoction has warmed many a winter mornings. In the last few years tea has graduated to cafes and bored of coffee, many have changed allegiance. No wonder the tea cafes are experiencing growing patronage all over NCR. We have been trying these out – for our benefit – and yours too 🙂 Here’s our report.