From intellectual decisions to finding a muse, tea has always been a part of Delhi's vibrant social culture. Regardless of the reason, nothing can beat the 'Garam chai ki pyali' at any time.
The capital abounds in big and small joints where you can enjoy tea. We've compiled a list of 5 places in Delhi that can satisfy your craving for a good cup of tea.
This tiny establishment has the refinement to compete with the locality's renowned cafes, and is a favourite hangout location for locals. The menu features a variety of budget-friendly food that can be ordered from the convenience of your own. The name says it all – order your favourite cup of tea right now.
Location: 35/9, H Block, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi
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This cafe is located within the Oxford Bookstore and is a must-visit for any bookworm. It's a relaxing place where you may read new books while sipping a 'cha' and nibbling on a snack, making it ideal for solo outings or spending time with a small group of friends. This cafe comes highly recommended for its self-service and budget-friendly options.
Location: N 81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place, New Delhi
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After a long day at college or the office, Chaayos are a great way to catch up with friends. Of course, the experiments with chai and food at Chaayos are also known for their oddity. On a hot summer day, the thandi chais can really beat the heat. Oh, and there's one more thing, Wifi is available for free.
Location: Connaught Place, Dwarka sector 12, Nehru place, and other outlets in Delhi
Indians always find a reason to drink more and more chai, and one cafe chain aims to provide just that. If you're feeling homesick, come into this roomy cafe and get a cup from their menu, or take advantage of their speedy home delivery services to have your tea sent right to your door.
Location: Connaught Place, Saket, and other outlets in Delhi
Triveni Terrace cafe
In Mandi House, there's a quiet secluded area that's ideal for a relaxing evening with friends. Choose from either outdoor or indoor seating, both of which are big and airy. Masala Chai and a scrumptious plate of Pakoras with fresh mint chutney are on the menu. Definitely worth a shot.
Location: 205, Tan Sen Marg, Opposite FICCI Auditorium, Mandi House, New Delhi
Note: On the occasion of International Tea Day, we have replugged this story.