5 tea brands to add to your shelf to experience pour-fection in every drop

As the monsoon sets the mood, there's no better time than now to indulge in the warmth of a freshly brewed chai

5 tea brands to add to your shelf to experience pour-fection in every drop

It was Bill Watterson, an American cartoonist, who said, ‘a rainy day should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book’. I may not have known of his existence till date, but I sure resonate with him. After all, it is a fact that about 60% of our Indian population consumes tea on a daily basis and we Indians take our chai very seriously. Now with the onset of monsoons, the rains definitely come as a relief for a crowd that didn't give up on their favourite beverage even during the sweltering summers.

While there is a good chance you may be reading this article while sipping on a cup of tea, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to help you elevate your chai sessions with only the best that the market has to offer. Now I do understand that not a 100 brands can hold a candle to the cutting chai sold on the street sides, but if you too, like Bill Watterson, wish to stay at home with a cup of tea and a good book, take a look at our favourite tea brands that offer you not just exotic flavours, but also a soothing experience as the rain lull you into comfort.

Goodwyn Tea
Boasting their premium collection of single-origin tea, Goodwyn Tea is a producer brand that brings a certain level of sophistication to each flavour and cup. Sourcing tea leaves from their own estates, allowing them to take full control over the production process, Goodwyn offers an assortment of products, right from the iconic Darjeeling tea to Kashmiri Kahwa and Jasmine Tea. Feel free to head over to their website as you add your favourite blends to your cart.

Satori Tea
The word ‘Satori’ is a term in Japanese that roughly translates to sudden enlightenment. And how apt a name for a beverage like tea? With their minimalist packaging and artisanal tea blends, Satori is a brand you should opt for if you are a true tea connoisseur. Opt in for their Hojicha Tea or Lavender Dream for a slightly unique and refreshing experience. And depending on the heat outside, treat yourself to a hot or cold brew of your choice.

Chado Tea
If you have just begun your journey of exploring blends, then may we suggest continuing your journey with Chado. With over 75 tea variants, sourced from the hills of Assam and packed in small batches, Chado is the epitome of an elite and varied tea drinking experience. Offering various blends of white, black, oolong, herbal and green tea, their website is a virtual guide to nearly all kinds of Indian tea that one can try out.

Amaara Herbs
What began as a collection of herbal products, has now expanded into the beverage sector as well. Amara has on offer quality herbal teas that you can choose from, for the days you wish to nourish your body and soothe your mind. From Hibiscus and Tulsi tea variants to herbal blends for metabolism or a good night’s sleep, Amaara Herbs offers a small yet effective range of herbal teas.

Dancing Leaf
Born out of a passion for tea, Dancing Leaf sources their tea leaves from Assam, Nilgiri and Darjeeling, as well as from Japan, Taiwan and China. With over 50 choices to pick from, that range from exotic blends and flavoured teas to traditional favourites, Dancing Leaf has something for all tea enthusiasts. And if that was not enough, you can also elevate your tea-drinking experience with their elegant teaware range, offering everything from infusers to a Japanese-style cast iron kettle.

Pick one that appeals to you the most and refill your cup of tea. After all, the season only demands that you do so!

Simran Dsouza

Simran Dsouza

Simran's free time is often spent in a sanctuary of literature, losing herself in the solace and excitement of each story. But her culinary cravings add a layer of spontaneity to her life, as she indulges in the satisfaction of fried chicken strips and the irresistible allure of crisp fries. With her random food cravings striking at any hour, her food adventures are as diverse as her literary pursuits.

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