New Delhi: Tea is the most common beverage to drink that we have in our life and when it's cold outside, tea becomes the most favorite thing for everyone. There are so many tea lovers who love and enjoy tea in their own way.
India is a diverse country and every state has its own culture and its own specific food. In mountains, tea plays an important role to warm body as the climate fluctuates very frequently.
Here are few varities of teas which people living in mountains consume:
It is prepared in the valley of Kashmir. The Kahwa is a different kind of tea which is prepared with rich flavors. Like other Kashmiri drinks, this as well looks unpredictable yet is easy to make. You need extremely hot water, to which, cinnamon, saffron, cardamom, and dried flower petals should be added. Towards the end, green tea leaves should be added to this blend to make it as solid as liked. It very well may be finished off with nectar and almond slivers. This rich and flavourful tea tastes best when prepared during colder time of the year.
Another mainstream Kashmiri tea readiness, Noon Chai, or Sheer Chai, is for the most part known for being particularly pink in shading. It is made by preparing tea leaves alongside cardamom and heating soft drink until a radiant pink tone is accomplished, this tea is normally joined by milk and salt. You can likewise add almonds, pistachio, and cinnamon. One of its kinds of Indian tea.
It is broadly known as blue mountain tea. It discovers its starting point in the southern piece of the Western Ghats. This is one tea that is generally pursued all throughout the planet because of its fragrant, flavourful, and dim highlights. Nilgiri tea tastes extraordinary as frosted tea as well. Additionally, its advantages range from improving oral wellbeing to decreasing weight and surprisingly battling diabetes.
It's uncommon to not think about Darjeeling tea. Practically, all Indians just as individuals from different pieces of the world are all around acquainted with this tea type. It incorporates numerous assortments like white, dark, green, and oolong. Most normally, Darjeeling tea has an unmistakable sweet-smelling smell and is meager bodied, which makes it calming and unobtrusive. It assists with forestalling gastric ulcers and stoutness, too.
Kashmir-born Sakshi Tickoo said, “Being born in Kashmir, I have strong attachment to tea. Going to Jammu & Kashmir and drinking traditional kahwa with our elders is a different experience altogether. For Kashmiris, kahwa is a remedy for everything."
Uttarakhand-born, Shivani Negi said, “Being an Uttarakhandi, I often visit my hometown and one thing about people there is they can't live without chai, people mostly work in the fields all day and chai acts as an energy booster for them. In winters, chai is consumed as much as 15-20 times by some people (by adding little garam masala to it).”
Snigdha Banerjeee, a traveller shared an experience, “Tea and mountains have a subtle relationship. I have relished teas completely on my solo treks. I love the tea prepared at tapri while being on trek. The tea sellers have been very resourceful to me, they have guided me a lot over cups of teas made with a little ginger.”