Ten-Second Takeaway

Offering more than just chai {think dishes with tea as an ingredient!}, Tea Trails, the Mumbai-based chain of tea cafes, makes its way to Bangalore with a cheery bistro in Koramangala.

Chow Down

Tea Soup, Three Cheese Risotto

Sip On

Red Zen, Moroccan Mint

Winning For

Their selection of teas {from around the world!}. Just tea-licious!

Lowdown On The Ambience



Inspite of being located on a busy road in Koramangala, the bistro has an an almost tranquil feel to it. Spotless white brick walls adorned with framed photographs of tea-related ceremonies and events from across the globe, figures of Arabian tea pots and cups jutting out of the wall on one side and even a spot of greenery make up the decor here. Wooden tables and seats, and cosy sofas add to the relaxed vibes.

Tale Of Teas

After opening nearly 25 stores in six cities across the country, Tea Trails comes to Bangalore, and we’re thrilled! Sourced from different parts of the globe, 80 kinds of teas are offered at this bistro including whole leaves teas, specialty teas, blacks, greens, whites, oolongs, chais and coolers, even. And, the best part? Most of their the food has tea as an ingredient!

Teaing Off


While you might be tempted to go for the more familiar chais, we suggest you opt for one of their teas {you can always ask the staff for recommendations}. Each cup here is served on a tray with a card that specifies the ingredients, steeping time and health benefits. While we enjoyed the Orange Spiced Tea with its subtle flavour, the refreshing Moroccan Mint was an instant favourite. A must-try here is the Red Zen, a tisane with hibiscus and berries lending it a slightly tangy and fruity flavour. They also have bubble tea, coolers and tea-based mocktails, if you’re looking for a cold beverage.

Digging In

On the food front, skip old favourites like Gulkand Bun Maska {which goes well with White Tea} and Onion Pakoda {best paired with Kullad Chai} in favour of their more interesting offerings. The slightly spiced Tea Soup – cooked rice over which Darjeeling Tea is poured {similar to the Japanese dish, Chazuke} — bowled us over for its novelty. We might have ignored the Three Cheese Risotto if it weren’t for the drizzle of green tea and butter that gave it a nice twist. Looking for something light? Go for the creamy and slightly grassy Matcha Broccoli Soup, with matcha tea and broccoli in it.

So, We’re Thinking…

If you’re someone who never gets bored of tea and love trying out new kinds of the drink, then, this is the place for you. While it might not be your regular hangout spot, you’re bound to have a culinary adventure here.

Where: 114, Al Azeem Centre, 7th Block Industrial Area, 80 Feet Road, Koramangala

Price: INR 800 for two

Timings: 8am-11pm

Contact: +91 9686444366

Find them on Facebook here.

Check out their website here.

All photos courtesy: Tea Trails


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