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This place is a giver!

It’s the year 2018 and everyone is hustling to make it big. In big cities and tourist cities, tourists would often get fleeced and sometimes, even locals! In times like this, this place stands out as it is offering a Professional Tea Tasting experience for free, no strings attached since over 2 decades!

Do you like tea? Did you know that India is 2nd largest producer of teas? Would you like to take tea as a souvenir for your friends back home? If you said YES to any of the above, then Mittal Teas is the place to go. A quaint little shop in Sunder Nagar Market, almost as small as Harry Potter’s room under the staircase, this place is big on tea! The best part – you can try as many teas as you like and get to learn all about them for absolutely free! Mittal Teas is more than half a century old and their teas have been to Hollywood parties, Mr.Obama’s delegation, most of the luxury hotels in India and even some of the royal families. The staff is super friendly and the store is always full of expats from all over the world.

They have 2 more branches: Barakhamba Road and Global Foyer Mall. If you are a group of more than 5, the it’s better to opt one these 2 branches which are relatively much more spacious.

From premium Darjeeling teas to exotic floral tea blends, they have it all. Some other products worth mentioning: Assam Black Gold, Jasmine Green Tea, Apple Cinnamon Green Tea, Darjeeling Royal Muscatel, Mango Tea and Hand Rolled Green Tea.

 

Infused Waters

We all know how water is the elixir of life. But have you tried infusing your water bottle or the jug at home with some healthy fruits, herbs or spices? When water intertwines with these well wishing add ons, you are all set to transcend your health and wellness. Don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself for a week. Here are some of the creations from our book “Romancing Tea”:

Hibiscus

1 glass water
1 tsp hibiscus owers (dried)

Heat water to 400C. Pour it over the owers and infuse for 2 hours. Strain into a tall glass. Serve chilled.

 

Jasmine

1 glass water
1⁄2 jasmine string (6 to 8 owers)

Wash the owers and place them in a glass.

Pour water at room temperature.

Steep overnight in the refrigerator. Strain and serve chilled.

A second infusion is possible with jasmine owers.

 

 

Cardamom Green

1 glass water
4 green cardamoms

Heat water to 400C and pour over the cardamom placed in a glass pot. Infuse for 3 hours at room temperature or leave overnight in the refrigerator.
Serve cold without pouring out the cardamom.