International Tea Day: Best street joints in Delhi for chai lovers
Tea is not only a beverage but it’s an emotion. A cup of tea not only wakes you up on lazy mornings, but it also goes well with evening conversations. A sip of tea with butter biscuits, rusks, or freshly fried samosa always enhances the taste of the snack. But did you know that there is a day dedicated to tea and tea lovers?
To celebrate the popularity of tea, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Association has marked May 21 as International Tea Day. As we celebrate International Tea Day, here are some local chai tapris that you must visit once in a lifetime.
- Sudama Tea Stall
Sudama Tea Stall has students line up with flasks in the mornings, while vehicles of all kinds line up in the evenings for a cup of the magical masala chai. The chai is strong and flavorful, with substantial amounts of handmade masala, ginger, and cardamom. Sudama chacha or mamaji (uncle), as he is affectionately known, is a tea vendor with a huge social media following.
Location: Next to Ramjas College
Price: Rs 10
- JP Tea Stall
This stall serves masala tea, iced tea, lemon tea, and other tea varieties. Tea aficionados from all over campus come to this eatery, which offers tea in transparent cups. According to Deepu bhaiya, who manages the stall, recommends people try his iced tea and not only masala tea. He also said that lemon tea is preferred by those who like fancy things.
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Location: Delhi School of Economics, North Campus
Price: Rs 8
- Netaji Chai Wala
The name Netaji Chai wale comes from the fact that the owner of this tea shop contested against other parties in an election and lost, and the rest is history. Now he serves delicious chai in front of the Hanuman Mandir in CP, and everyone loves it.
Location: Prachin Hanuman Mandir, Connaught Place
Price: Rs 40
- Khan Tea Stall
Khan Saab, the owner of this stand, serves cardamom-infused chai with Maggi, eggs, biscuits, and cream rolls. Extra love, extra milk, and the perfect amount of sugar are the simple ingredients in this tea.
Location: Patel Chest Institute
Price: Rs 10
- Pandit Ji Ki Chai
Not only does this chaiwallah profess to serve the strongest tea, but he also claims to be up to date on the latest happenings at the university. Pandit Ji’s son, Aashish, makes a delicious masala chai with a kick of ginger and cardamom.
Location: Arts Faculty, Delhi University
Price: Rs 10
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