Is there any joy that can compare to sipping on a hot cuppa during monsoon? I think not. Here are a few of my favourites that I’d like you to try {and you won’t be disappointed!}.

JP Tea Stall, D-School

250716_jpteastall_anandAlmost every DU student will be able to relate to this place. Along with students from across North campus, one can also spot professors and college staff sharing a cup of hot tea over conversations that range from world economy and politics to everyday gossip. Make sure you also check out the D-School canteen while you’re here.

Where: Delhi School of Economics, North Campus

Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidyalaya

Price:  INR 70 for two {approx.}

Timings: 9am – 7pm

Contact: +91 9268325294

Nandu Tea Stall, Outside Law Faculty

Another North campus favourite, this one is mostly a hub for various society meetings and high pitched discussions. The tea here is amazing and the service is super fast. What better than sipping a hot masala chai in the rain, right?

Where: Law Faculty, North Campus

Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidyalaya

Price: INR 80 for two {approx.}

Timings: 9am – 7pm {timings vary}

Everest Bakery Cafe, Paharganj

250716_everestcafe_anandApart from the interesting food options here, EBC offers amazing masala tea {and you can take an entire pot!}. You can chill with your friends or even interact with solo travellers that often visit this place.

Where: 899, Chandiwaali Galli, Main Bazar, Paharganj

Nearest Metro Station: RK Ashram

Price: INR 700 for two {approx.}; the chai costs 70 bucks {for a large pot}

Timings: 7am – 11pm

Contact: 011 23584390

Firdaus Mithai Shop, Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk is known for so many treats, and this is just one of the many. A cup of piping hot tea here will energise you for the rest of the day. Don’t forget to indulge in the amazing jalebis they have there too.

Where: Near Mirza Ghalib Haveli, Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk

Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Price: INR 150 for two {approx.}

Timings: 8am onwards

Saabir Bhai Ki Chai

250716_saabirkichai_anandBBC recently featured this as one of the best masala chais {and why wouldn’t they?}. Catering mostly to professionals that work in the area, this is a good place for office conversations over some spiced ginger infused tea.

Where: Next to HT House, KG Marg, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Barakhamba

Price: INR 40 for two {approx.}

Timings: 10am – 10pm {timings vary}

Photos: Anand Mohpatra/LBB