Chai Time! - An Introduction to India’s Staple Beverage

Delhi

In spite of its prevalence in India medicine through the 18th and 19th centuries, Tea grew to become an integral part of life here after the British started plantations for exports to Britain. Tea drinking in the modern sense essentially commenced in the early 1900s when British-Owned Indian Tea Associations began their efforts to popularize this beverage here.

Pricing:  $ 31 per person for minimum 2 participants.

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In spite of its prevalence in India medicine through the 18th and 19th centuries, Tea grew to become an integral part of life here after the British started plantations for exports to Britain. Tea drinking in the modern sense essentially commenced in the early 1900s when British-Owned Indian Tea Associations began their efforts to popularize this beverage here.

By the end of the millennium, India was responsible for the consumption of 70% of the huge crop production of 715,000 tons every year.

What to Expect in this Tour
• Start your journey into the history of team with an appreciation and tasting workshop that will be conducted at an indoor venue
• In this workshop, get introduced to various tea growing regions and estates and understand the production cycle as well as culture in India
• Here, you will also learn the fine art of preparing the perfect cup of masala chai and a few other specialty teas
• At the end of this workshop, you will visit a quaint and delightful tea shop that sells varieties of specialty Indian teas
• If you are adventurous enough, try a masala chai at a roadside tea stall

Total Tour Duration: 3 Hours

TOUR STYLE: Tea tasting

MEETING POINT: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station (We will email you a map and directions)

END POINT: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

TOUR START/END: Our guide can fix a taxi for you to get back to the hotel or we can also arrange for your pickup and drop from/to your hotel with an extra cost. Please write to us for cost.

TOUR DURATION: 3 hours

GROUP SIZE: Maximum 6 people and Minimum 2 People.

PRICING: All our tours are private.

INCLUSIONS: Local English speaking guide and entrance fees and transport as mentioned.

EXCLUSIONS: Items of a personal nature, tips / gratuities for guide & driver.

WHEN: This tour is offered at 9AM and 4 PM on all days

WHAT TO WEAR: Wear comfortable dresses as per your choice

TOUR NOTES: Please note, the food on the street is delicious but does not meet national or international hygiene standards. Although we only go to very popular places, with good local reputations, these stalls do not cook using bottled water or wash their utensils with it. So eating street food is always risky. If you prefer not to risk it, but still want to see what it’s all about, then at the end of the walk, we can take you to Haldirams where you can try chaats and other popular dishes in safe and hygienic conditions.

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