Chai lovers, you need an upgrade and we're here to help with precisely that. Say hello to what is going to be your new favourite tea brand, Vahdam. Pay heed, because there's some good stuff brewing!
This home-grown brand procures tea directly (bye middlemen!) from local plantations and tea growers across the country. What sets them apart, you ask? Well, they do this within hours of the harvest, which makes their tea, you guessed it, exceptionally fresh. Vahdam also credits itself for being India's finest and with celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres declaring that these brews are her absolute favourite (verify this on their IG handle), we'd have to agree too.
Teas that have our vote are: the Chamomile Mint Citrus Green Tea for its fresh and zingy lemongrass notes, the Japanese Matcha blend with creamy notes of Madagascar Vanilla and the Smoky Assam Souchoung Black Tea as the perfect midweek breather (this one's a rare blend with an oakwood smoked liquor). There's Darjeeling, Rose Herbal and India’s Original Masala Chai Tea (don't come at us for the name) too. Aside from exclusive brews like these, Vahdam also offers herbal superfoods (with turmeric being their primary ingredient) like Turmeric and Ashwagandha bags, and Turmeric elixirs. Exquisite tea sets and sampler packs are also on offer. We love their subscription service which picks out five surprise teas for you, every month. Prices for tea start at INR 200.