Try a variety of teas at the Taj Mahal Tea House. Photo via Facebook.
Monsoon and tea are a combination that pretty much go hand in hand. Right from the first rain of the season, it’s that cup of garam chai that keeps us going. Although Mumbai has its own cutting chai at every nook and corner, we went around the city to scout for some offbeat teas and came back surprised. What’s more, they are available throughout the year!
Mango Strawberry Tea @ Tea Villa Café
The Tea Villa Café has many outlets across the city with all of them serving quite a variety of teas. For the unorthodox tea drinkers, the Mango Strawberry Tea is a must try. It's a delicious blend of mango and strawberry infused with the finest tea leaves. The intense fruity aftertaste is something you will enjoy.
Locations: Bandra, Vile Parle, Andheri.
Silver Needle Tea @ Tea Trails
If you want to take a break from all the masala chai this monsoon, you have to try the white Silver Needle Tea that Tea Trails has to offer. It is fresh, subtle and has just the right amount of sweetness.
However, if you don’t want to give up on your masalachai, at the same time want to try something different, the Emerald Masala Green Tea is your new friend. It’s an interesting blend of rich green tea with a hint of cardamom, cinnamon, pepper and ginger, which add the perfect kick to your otherwise mild green tea.
Black Current Iced Tea @ Wagh Bhakri Tea Lounge
Iced tea lovers can try the Black Current Iced Tea at the Wagh Bakri Tea Lounge. A little different from the everyday peach and lemon iced tea, this one adds a lot more flavour to your cup and can be perfectly paired with piping hot snacks on a cold rainy day.
Location: Bandra Kurla Complex, Vile Parle, Juhu.
Chaayos serves flavoured teas throughout the year. Photo via Facebook.
Aam Papad Chai @ Chaayos
This might not seem like a good combination, but Chaayos has pretty much nailed it. The sweetness of the mango is perfectly balanced with the strong flavour of the tea making it thoroughly interesting.
Location: Lower Parel, Bandra, Juhu, Powai.
Karipatta Delight @ Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea House
Sounds strange, right? Well, we couldn't agree more. The Karipatta Delight Tea may sound unusual, but is something worth a try for its slightly strong taste. The lemony touch takes your cuppa to the next level.
Lychee Vanilla Tea @ The XVII Tea Room
Want to try something totally out of the box? Go for the Lychee Vanilla Tea if you are feeling a little adventurous this monsoon. The sweet vanilla takes it to a new level for sure.
Huangcha Yellow Tea @ The Tea Place by Manjushree
This bright golden tea is creamy and delicious with a hint of floral notes. For all those of you who don’t like their tea too strong, this should be your choice.
Love Pekoe Tea @ San-cha
Scented with rose petals, the Love Pekoe Tea at San-Cha is the cuppa for you to enjoy with your partner this monsoon. Also a great hit with folks who love their tea a tad too sweet!
Location: Kala Ghoda, Fort
Mediterranean Tangerine Tea @ Chai-Coffi
A citrusy twist to your regular chai, the Mediterranean Tangerine Tea at Chai-Coffi is as refreshing as it can get. Trust us, its tastes as good as it smells.