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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.

 

Tea and Indian Cinema

A Book-cum-Journal on some of the most heart warming fables of classic Indian movies and how tea played a vita role in them.

 

‘Tea Talkies’ is a tribute to the creators of Hindi cinema and their art which encompasses myriad aspects of literature, music and culture –an art akin to devotion.

It evokes vignettes from impactful Hindi films which engage, enthuse and enlighten. Cinema about the warmth of relationships, of mutual understanding, of caring conversations, of hope, courage and faith.

And tea as a leitmotif.

Perhaps, we can pause as we hold the cup and view beyond infinity. Perhaps we can reflect on the goodness within and the beauty without. Perhaps we can glimpse grace and courtesy in an interlude.

Cinema and chai – both aspire for eternity in a single moment.

 

 

 

Foreword by Imtiaz Ali

The two great loves of India are brought together to magical effect in Tea Talkies. This beautifully designed book warms your heart – it shows you that just as our lives are incomplete without either tea or cinema , the two are inseparable as well.
-Imtiaz Ali