Tea, Chai, Chaa…

For lovers of the Cuppa….a refreshing historical insight.

Food Trail

Tea is more than just a beverage. It is a feeling that makes a day wholesome. It is considered as one of the most popular drink of the country. India consumes approximately 8,37,000 tons of tea every year!

From starting the day with a hot cuppa to stopping by the roadside stall or ‘Tapri’ on the way back, may be considered a ritual for many. In another survey conducted by a heath app it has been inferred that people in India tend to drink more tea as they age.

While tracing the journey of Tea back to where it came from, I came across a few interesting stories on  the same. Legend has it that Tea was accidentally brought to India by a Buddhist monk who on his way to China, observed the locals chewing wild leaves as part of their ritual. On seeing this, he decided to try the…

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Author: gdutta17

Born in the year 1968, my childhood was spent amidst the beautiful scenic landscape of a small town in India, Ranchi. Though an engineer by qualification, reading, writing and cooking are my passions. Another thing that I am passionate about is my country, India. As they say, a lifetime is probably not enough to explore the whole of India. Currently based in Kolkata, I can be reached at gdutta17@gmail.com.

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