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.

Where: 68-A, Khan Market {also at Kailash Colony, DLF Place Saket, DLF Promenade Vasant Kunj}

Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

Contact: 011 41757588

Price: INR 145 plus taxes

Timings: 12pm – 11.30pm

Anandini Tea Room

Photo courtesy: Anandini Tea Room

Photo courtesy: 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.

Where: 10 A, DDA Flats, Shahpur Jat, Near UCO Bank

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park

Contact: +91 9811183344

Price: Starting at INR 129

Timings: 11am – 7pm {Closed on Sundays}

Find out more about Anandini Himalaya Teas here and follow them on Facebook here.

Alliance Francaise De Delhi

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Photo Source: Pixabay

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.

Where: 72, KK Birla Marg, Lodi Estate

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

Contact: 011 43500200

Price: INR 70 {approx.}

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Chai Point

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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.

Where: Second Floor, DLF Mall of India, Sector 18, Noida

Nearest Metro Station: Noida Sector 18

Price: Starting at INR 180

Contact: 0124 60009777

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.

Where: 119, Sishan House, Shahpur Jat, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Contact: 011 41090119

Price: INR 145 plus taxes

Timings: 11am – 11pm

T’Pot Cafe

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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.

Where: Plot No. 7, Opp Kotak Mahindra Bank, Shivalik Road, Malviya Nagar

Nearest Metro Station: Malviya Nagar

Contact: 011 41420516

Price: Starting at INR 115

Timings: 11am – 11pm

Fatty Bao

Photo: Kasturi Roy/LBB

Photo: Kasturi Roy/LBB

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.

Where: Second Floor, Sangam Courtyard, R K Puram

Nearest Metro Station: AIIMS

Price: Starting at INR 150

Timings: 12pm – 3pm; 7pm – 12.30pm

Contact: 011 26715270

Find them on Facebook here.

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

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Photo source: Pen Waggener Via Flickr [CC-BY]

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.

Where: N-81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Contact: 011 33503291

Price: INR 200 for two {approx.}

Timings: 11am – 9.30pm

Smoke House Deli

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Photo source: Pixabay

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

Timings: 11am – 12am

Check out their website here, and follow their Facebook page here.


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!}.

Where:  9-A & 12, Hauz Khas Village; Find other branches here.

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas 

Price: Starting at INR 120

Timings: 11am – 1am

Contact: +91 7838652814

Check out their website here.

Featured photo: Pen Waggener/Flickr [CC BY 2.0]