Top 5 pocket friendly tea places in Delhismriti
Your perfect cup of tea and just right price. Check out, Delhi’s most sought after tea places where you don’t have to think. They are a right combination for both your senses and wallet.
Pocket easy options
It’s the mecca of tea house if you are looking to spend time with books while you sip tea. Located right opposite ‘the famous Statesman House’, Char bar is nestled inside the Oxford Bookstore at Delhi’s Connaught Place. A landmark in itself, Cha bar has been a go-to spot place for book lovers and tea lovers of all ages since 2002. Set with simplicity, the black and white ambience with an arch in deep blue colour is strangely inviting. The selection of teas include: Flowering Teas, Organic Teas, Herbal Teas, Diet Teas, Single estate Assam teas and Fruit Teas. Also they offer an exclusive range of Darjeeling, Nilgiri, Sikkim and Oolong, along with an assortment in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Moroccan, Russian, Sri Lankan, South African and Thai Teas. The menu card lists over 150 varieties to choose from. In food, everything right from sandwiches to the pasta is tasty. Just so you know, most of the cha-bar food is prepared in the kitchen of the Park Hotel and is given a final touch at the Cha Bar kitchen. I loved the Bandar wali chai (their signature tea, served in monkey holders with glass cups) served with cheese nuggets, the 100 mil ki chai with samosas and the Moroccan Mint tea.
- Average spends: Rs 250 per person.
- Where: N-81, Barakhamba Road, Block N, Connaught Place, New Delhi,
- Travel Samosa recommends: Moroccan Mint tea and Bandar wali chai. In food cheese nuggets and samosa.
- What else? This unconventional cafe will take you by surprise in many like their bouquet of tea selections on offer, their food variety and pairing, reasonable pricing and simplistic ambience.
The Tea Place by Manjushree:
Beautiful chinaware, classy ambience and a wide selection that features an exquisite range of Black Teas, China Black Teas, Darjeeling Teas, White Tea, China White Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea Jasmine tea, Chamomile tea, Earl Grey and so much more. Tea Place by Manjushree can remind you of London tea bars, as the place serves that perfect cup of tea with delicious savouries that go well with the beverages.
- Average spends: Rs. 300 per person..
- Where: The Tea Place by Manjushree | 158 to 161, Ground Floor, DLF South Court Mall, Saket, New Delhi-17
- Travel Samosa recommends: High tea platter, Shou Mei with Lychee and Assam Tea.
- What else? The Tea Place by Manjushree provides a similar experience as that of a tea bar in the UK (especially London).
Too Mikki Tapas:
Located in the same complex as the famous Taj CCD, Too Mikki Tapas is a simple tea room that has extremely courteous staffs who are delighted to serve you. Bang opposite the Taj Hotel in the posh diplomatic vicinity, Too Mikki Tapas is a hideout from the hustle bustle of the city which is surrounded by beautiful tress.
Inspired from a commonly used word ‘Too’ which means ‘good’ by the locals in New Zealand, Mikki is proud of serving his selection of freshly brewed teas along with Tapas (small portions) of extremely delicious savouries. My favourites amongst the selections of tea they offer include: good start tea, beautea detox, tea divine, berry and cherry. They also serve herbal teas and blends of French and Russian leaves. Amongst the food would for sure recommend: humus platter, lasagne and risottos – oats cooked (the way a risotto is).
- Average spends: Rs 250 per person.
- Where: Too Mikkii Tapas, Sardar Patel Marg, (Right opposite Taj Hotel), Delhi
- Travel Samosa recommends: Tea divine, beautea detox, humus platter and lasagne.
- What else? This place is open even after midnight. Good food and great tea served with simplicity and smile.
If you are looking at a customised tea experiences at a rustic feel like ambience, then this is the place to be. With approximately 10 outlets across Delhi-NCR, Chaayos claims to offer 25 varieties of tea that can be customized in over 12, 000 different ways. The service and staff is quite good. They have an impressive selection of tea and the nibbles are quite simple. On the tea side, try some crazy varieties like Aam Papad Chai and Hari Mirch Chai. You could also opt for therapeutic chais like Honey Ginger Lemon and God’s Chai. On the food side, they have an awesome chicken wrap.
- Average spends: Rs 200 per person.
- Where: Chaayos is operational at 11 locations. To know your closest click here
- Travel Samosa recommends: Aam papad chai and chicken wrap for sure.
- What else? Space is an issue at the Galleria market outlet. So ideaaly avoid peak hours i.e. 6 to 8 in the evening.
Passion my cup of tea, Vasant Vihar:
This place opened in the era when people were quite inclined towards cafes, and no one had ever wondered that this place will attract so many customers. It’s one of the places which attract you with their bright and cheerful interiors. Passion my cup of tea won’t disappoint you if you are in search of your perfectly brewed tea. Their selection of teas such as the ones with flavour of Caramalised Cinnamon and Hazel Nut, the Kashmiri Kahwa, Masala, Elaichi and Saffron Teas are definitely worth a try. However, the food is average. Many of the teas are served with whipped cream.
- Average spends: Rs 300 for two people.
- Where: PVR Priya Complex, Ground Floor, Basant Lok, Near Jaypee Vasant Continental, Vasant Vihar, South, Delhi NCR
- Travel Samosa recommends: Elaichi and saffron tea
- What else? It’s the only place after Barista you would want to spend time in the PVR Priya complex.
Enjoy the season and celebrate your cup of tea brewed to excellence.. aa..aaa.. at the right price!