Bubble Tea, Ice Creams and Panacotta: Have Your Cuppa With A Twist At These Places in Kolkata

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Looking to sit on a hot cuppa and watch the rains pour down? These places in Kolkata serve chai with a twist!


Wokaholic is one of the first places in the city to serve bubble tea. It is a fun, flavoured tea with bubbles that burst in your mouth. Get your hands on Lychee Mojito Bubble Tea at just INR 100 and prepare for a gastronomical sensation.

Lebu Chai in Gariahat

There’s no restaurant or café selling this; the best lebu chai is honestly sold by venders who walk the streets of Gariahat. If you stand outside the Gariahat Pantaloons in the evening or outside Lake Mall, you’re likely to come across one of them. They do a concoction of steaming hot black tea with lemon and black salt.

The Food Storey

Love dessert and tea? Tea panacotta is perfect for you. Wobbly panacotta flavoured to perfection with infused tea is a great way to round up your meal at The Food Storey. For caffeine addicts, they also do a coffee flavoured panacotta which is worth a try.

Dolly's Tea Shop

This adorable little tea room is a haven for tea lovers. Although it is known for its authentic Darjeeling tea, get your fix of fun flavours {they have over 35 types!} of ice tea as well. Peach Apricot, Masala, Peppermint, Blackcurrant and Watermelon are some of the refreshing varieties you can get here.

Balwant Singh Eating House

Although Balwant Singh is known for its garam aloo parathas, this Punjabi dhaba also does a mean version of kesar chai. Served in an earthen pot at INR 50 it’s perfect any time of the day {the dhaba is open almost 24/7 from 4 am to 3 am} so get your chai fix any time.

Whistling Kettle

Love Darjeeling cha? This new café serves Nathmulls special teas. Sourced from organic tea plantations in Darjeeling, enjoy some of the best tea the city has to offer. The varieties of black, green, white and herbal teas will blow you away.

The Japanese Restaurant and Garden

The name may have given it away but this newly opened restaurant serves a hot authentic Japanese tea. Called ‘ocha’, it is a varaint of green tea that is ideal for consuming after your meal and is a central part of Japanese culture. If you’re up for a little experimentation, they also serve a Green Tea Ice Cream!