Turn Into A Teatotaler at These Chai Stops Around Town

Navya posted on 18 November

Ok! So what if we are coffee country. Have you seen the weather outside these days? The constant rains and the chill in the air calls for endless rounds of hot chai. A steaming cuppa might be the next best thing to retiring under the quilt with a book with the weather playing truant. All you need to do is head out to your neighbourhood tea room for cups filled with tea brewed just the way you like it. We trace out a chai trail around the city for you to sip through.

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Chaipatty

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Chai Point

Infinitea Tea Room & Tea Store

The number of times they have repeated the word ‘tea’ in their title is a good indicator on the sheer variety of hot beverages that are on offer here. Fruity flavours, Oolongs, herbal infusions and exotic varieties such as Jasmine Blossoms and White Tea Silver Needles. You can also purchase tea leaves and accessories on your way out.

Cafes

2, Shah Sultan Complex, Cunningham Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru

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Chaipatty

Go desi and eco-friendly at this cozy, neighbourhood tea place that serves piping hot chai in kullads. You can also choose from black, mint, and lemon tea versions that pair perfectly with plates of steaming Maggi.

Cafes

772, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Road, Above Royal Enfield Showroom, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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Savera Tea

Long before drinking tea became a fashionable pastime worthy of spiffy cafes, Savera was making brisk business doling out tea. Locals flock here to leisurely sip on short glasses of sweet, milk tea and Sulaimani  while swapping updates on the day’s developments.

Fast Food Restaurants

23, HKP Road Broadway, Shivajinagar, Bengaluru

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Chai Point

A cup of tea cannot be far away thanks to the gazillion Chai Points that have sprouted across the city {and we are very grateful for them}. Take a break from work and walk over to the nearest Chai Point for gulps of masala, ginger, and dum chai. If you are busy being too lazy, then, you can order up flasks to be delivered at home.

Juice & Milkshake Shops

MG Road, Craig Park Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru

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Tea Brew

All through the day, kettles are on the boil at this pretty-as-a-picture tea room. Grab a chair amidst the potted plants and order up regular masala or ginger chai varieties that come in kullads. The more exotic versions, like Jasmine Pearls from China and Gyokuro from Japan are served in beautiful patterned kettles that will catch you eye.

Cafes

172, Cross Road, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

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T4U Cafe

Large, vivid paintings {Jim Morrison and Kannada cine-idol Rajkumar included} are splattered all across the walls at this tea shack. You can wander around the cafe checking out the artwork while sampling their green, lemon and ginger teas.

Cafes

Opposite CMR College, OMBR Layout, Banaswadi. Bengaluru

Masala Chai

Their mugs of tea go superbly well with nibbles like pakodas, sandwiches, samosa and omlettes. From the classic cutting chai to fragrant Darjeeling brews, you’ll find everything here.

Tea Journey

The walls at this compact tea store/cafe is lined with jars and packets of tea leaves that you can pack up. While you are waiting, you can enjoy a Bombay special or Darjeeling tea. They even have unusual varieties like Pink and Choco Vanilla Teas.

Cafes

3167, ESI Hospital, Double Road, 2nd Stage, Indiranagar, Bengaluru

T-Time Lounge

Perk up with cupfuls of tea flavoured with elaichi, rose and cinnamon. If you are watching the scales, then you can also go with healthy concoctions such as Slim Dip, Tulasi and Black Mint Teas.

Cafes

1340, 41st Cross, 22nd Main, 9th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru

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Yauatcha

At this fancy tea room, you can sip on teas like the Chinese do. Start off your meal with pots off Chamomile Flowers, Blue Roasted, and Four Seasons Oolong Teas.

Fine Dining

1 MG Road Mall, Level 5, MG Road, Bengaluru

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The White Room Coffee & Kitchen

It may say ‘Coffee’ in their signboard but don’t let that deter you. Stride in and choose from a long list of teas that includes Ceylon Silver Tips White Tea, Black Tea Infused With Mint, and Italian Almond Tea.