Tea has caught on up north and a new outlet is sprouting every other day. This has been our go to drink and we are forever on the lookout for new tea options. Ever for tea-totallers like us, we are finding it difficult to keep up with the new tea places.
But the growing is great as we realised at the recent tea tasting session organized by Teamonk Global at DLF Club, Gurgaon. Teamonk as the name suggests have adopted a Zen approach to tea. They procure a host of tea from the tea gardens of Darjeeling, Nilgiris and Assam. The tea selection includes Black, Green, Oolong and White teas curated by tea connoisseurs at Teamonk Global.
The tea tasting event commenced with a presentation by experts from Teamonk and was followed by a demonstration about the various kinds of tea they sell, the benefits, the sources and ways to brew them. The afternoon ended with sumptuous lunch!
Teamonk has a unique pyramid shaped tea bag. It brings new innovation to tea drinking with an added advantage of convenience. In order to brew properly, tea leaves have to move around. The traditional tea bags allow little space for such movement. However the pyramid shaped tea bags that Teamonk has introduced allows enough room for the tea leaves to move and unfold their full flavour.
The teas that we tasted were brews from the Oolong and white varieties. The items that they present are a step away from the traditional chai that we have. Hence there was no milk and sugar in their tea. The smooth tastes of their teas soothed our palette and we did not miss sugar in these brews. The Teamonk experts guided us on the various qualities of each variety of tea such as the anti-oxidant properties, the relaxing properties and so on. Given the enormous health benefits, coupled with the soft taste and aroma, we are already converts.
Teamonk Global has a unique gift section. One can mix various varieties of tea to create the most suitable gift package. In addition, to complete the experience they have a Signature Pottery Collection from Sri Lanka that comprises bespoke ceramic mugs, containers and other tea accessories. Their Valentine’s Day offer, for instance, was rose tea in beautiful ceramic jars.
The teas are available online on their website http://teamonkglobal.com. They also sell on various popular e-commerce portals such as Amazon and Snapdeal. To promote tea even further, they are soon going to place their products on the shelves of various super markets.
Teamonk Global goes into our list of tea places.