Editors posted on 2nd July

Iced Teas To Satiate You On The Hottest Of Summer Days

We like our tea like we like our whisky: On the rocks. But we also like it flavoured with all things sugar and spice. Here’s a list of places we usually head to when our throats are parched.

The Big Chill

The Big Chill has been doing iced tea right for over a decade: They freshly brew the tea and infuse it with flavours. We like the lemon one the most, but the peach is quite peachy too. Wondering what to pair your glass with? Read about our favourite dishes here.

Price: INR 145 plus taxes

Cafes & Coffee Shops

Anandini Tea Room

When you’re looking for a serious thirst quencher on the go, head to Anandani. They sell their iced tea in glass bottles and we swear, they taste like heaven. Our favourite here is easily the Earth Song, a mix of lavender, rhododendron, rose and lemongrass.

Price: Starting at INR 129

Alliance Francaise De Delhi

One of the few canteens in town that doesn’t use run-of-the-mill iced tea powder, Alliance does a mean iced tea. They first dip a teabag in boiling hot water then top it up with lots of ice cubes, fresh lemon and sprigs of mint. Yum.

Price: INR 70 {approx.}

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Chai Point

They’ve got a pretty good selection of both hot and cold teas. This season, we’re visiting them for their sweet cranberry iced tea and spiced mango iced tea. Pair it with a samosa or a burger for an excellent evening snack.

Price: Starting at INR 180

Juice & Milkshake Shops

Ivy And Bean

Ivy and Bean is one of our favourite places in Shahpur Jat for some baked pasta and, yes you guessed it, a glass of iced tea. We’re partial to their Ginger Mint Thai Basil and Mango Basilica and love that they’re not excessively sweet, as iced tea sometimes tends to be. On a health spree? Ask for a green tea version of any of the flavours.

Price: INR 145 plus taxes

T’Pot Cafe

T’Pot Cafe sells its iced tea by the pot, and they’re spoiling us with variety. We like the strawberry on a regular day and the hibiscus when we’re in dire need of a pick me up. They also do a chilled masala chai we’ve heard good things about.

Price: Starting at INR 115

Cafes & Coffee Shops

Fatty Bao

Although not on their regular menu, they do serve a mean Orange & Mint Iced Tea, if you ask for it. We found the citrus going gorgeously with their sushi bowls and nigiri. So if you’re not feeling like alcohol and are up for something out of the blue on a hot day, this is a refreshing pick.

Price: Starting at INR 150

PVR Multiplexes

This is an odd choice, we agree. But we find that the large coke has a tad too many calories for us. The new Passion Fruit Iced Tea is a nicer choice, and also quite unique {not too peachy, eh?}. We recommend you pick up that popcorn and your paper cups and enjoy the hell out of that movie.

Where: Find a branch here.

Contact: Find a number here.

Price: INR 140 {approx.}

Cha Bar

Sometimes we have to really choose between reading the books at Oxford and the menu at Cha Bar, and oftentimes, the latter wins. We love the Blackberry Iced Tea here, and the menu rightly tells you that this wonky combination would be best served at Mad Hatter’s tea party. We also have our sights set on the Mixed Fruit and Strawberry infusions as well as the Iced Tea Soda.

 

Cafes & Coffee Shops

Smoke House Deli

We have a soft corner for the herb and fruit infused iced teas at Smokehouse Deli. While the Apple and Rosemary tends to be watered down, the Cardamom and Cinnamon is a sure winner. Get those coolers and get down to business with the mains.

Where: At all outlets of Smoke House Deli; locate one here.

Price: INR 150 upwards

Social

Well, anyone who’s tried the iced tea here will tell you what a novelty it is to drink out of a miniature bathtub. Notwithstanding that, this Peach Iced Tea is slightly on the sweeter side, but will last you an entire evening {its a lot!}.

Price: Starting at INR 120