It’s Tea O’Clock
You can’t buy happiness but you can BUY TEA and that’s kinda the same thing, right? Tulip presents to you few of the best ‘Hyderabadi Chai’ spots where you can indulge in a cup of ‘kadak’ chai along with Osmania biscuits or some other delicious combo. Take your pick and rush to your ‘new favourite’ TEA ADDA Now!
Pop O Bob- Premium Bubble Tea
Pop O Bob is not just a tea proposition; they are a vibrant lifestyle brand! They are different from other Bubble Tea brands through their innovative offerings which include delicious coffee varieties, light versions and soy alternatives. Their drinks come in a variety of flavours and are fully customizable with bubbles – Boba, Popping Bubbles, Jellies and Chia Seeds. In Milk Teas, the premium bubble tea brand offer various customizations like choice of tea base (strong/mild), choice of milk which has regular milk and vegan friendly options like SOY milk or Dairy free Creamer. My personal favourites amongst their teas are the honeydew bubble tea, ginger tea and the peachy ice tea. Very soon Pop O Bob is going to start a ‘tea-volution’ to change people’s perception of tea by introducing tea with premium extracts like Hibiscus, Mulberry, Italian Grape etc.
Where: Somajiguda, Kothaguda, Kukatpally, Film Nagar and Shamshabad.
Meadow Masti – Tandoori Tea
Who said Hyderabad is famous just for its Hyderabadi chai. With the new concept of tandoori chai, Hyderabadis now have something new to look forward to when they’re craving tea. As the name suggests, this tea is prepared in a ‘tandoori bhatti’ in which a mud pot is heated and burnt. After this, the tea is transferred into this and soaks in the tandoori flavour. It is then served in hot small clay/ mud glasses. The concept, flavour and way of serving the tea is unique and leaves you feeling refreshed.
Where: Near Balaji Grand Bazar, Basheerbagh
Contact : 9996899963
Lamakaan’s Chai and Samosas have become an integral part of Hyderabad’s delectable snacks. The samosas are filled with Alu and 8 other spices to make it a taste out of this place. These samosas are served hot throughout the day. To stir the conversation the chai chaska adds flavor. It is priced to suit anybody’s pocket, Rs. 10/- and this price is never increased since Lamakaan’s inception from 2010. If you are looking for a pocket-friendly hangout place to have snacks and conversation together, Lamakaan’s waiting for you!!
Where: Off Road No 1, Near GVK Mall, Banjarahills.
Contact: 096427 31329
Chai Talk is the perfect place to stop over if you want to have irani chai. It is a bakery cum tea point with the most unique tea combos. You can pair your tea with veg/egg puffs, Osmania biscuits, sugar coated nice biscuits, samosas, fruitcake and even pastries! Their tea has a strong and authentic flavours with uniqueness in its taste. Their slowly brewed spices gives the tea decoction and nice colour. The tea is not overhyped at all and is just made the way to suit everyones taste preferences. Overall, Chai talk has a variety of menu items with a reasonable pricing and great quality of service. Oh and yes, cards are accepted.
Where: Masabtank, Adjacent to Chichas hotel.
Chai Pani Cafe is the outcome of the desire of 3 friends to have tea of premium quality at an affordable price for everyday consumption, with complementing snacks. Their idea of having the tag line of Ek Pyali India is to emphasise the varities they serve from different parts of the country, bringing it under one roof. Chai Pani has a variety of teas from different parts of India. Whether it is Mumbai’s cutting chai, Kolkata’s Kulhad or Punjab’s Kesari chai, they specialise in them all! Their tea combos include chai with Osmania biscuits, moon rusks, Khaara etc. The watermelon and mint ice teas have a very authentic flavour as well. All in all, Chai Pani is a place that has ambience and taste and is worth visiting.
Where: Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills
The Tea planet is a direct from source exporter of Organic, Conventional, Bio-Dynamic, Fair Trade, Herbal, Floral & Exclusive Fruit Tea blends. Working directly with several Tea plantations in India & Sri Lanka makes their tea stand-out in quality and are offered to customers at fair & Competitive prices. They have a variety of regular teas along with an addition of bubble teas. They also have green and black teas. The Taiwanese bubble teas and Thai milk teas are must trys from the Tea Planet. The flavours are so rare and exotic that you cannot decide what to try and what to skip. Their chai combo includes tea with biscuits and snacks. When it comes to that perfect cup of tea, they will ensure that your experience is truly unforgettable.
Where: Banjara Hills, Jubilee Hills, Madhapur, Sainikpuri
Chai Kahani is a fusion cafe that marries a lively atmosphere with an offbeat menu. With teapots to stir up your morning meetings, and board games to make get-togethers fun, it’s a place that turns your love for tea into a memorable story. From striking, local blends to organic varieties sourced from the north eastern hills, there’s something brewing for every tea aficionado. To experience something strong, but piping hot, choose the Ginger Tea. A teaspoon of honey cuts across the spicy dried herbs and ginger root, balancing out the chai. Their lemon tea and almond tea are my absolute favourites and must try’s! Chai Kahani also has sparkling versions of teas, coffees and shakes, for those who like their drinks a little bubbly. Altogether, Chai Kahani has 6 branches all over Hyderabad and all six of them are doing wonders!
Where: Jubilee Hills, Kompally, Madhapur, Sainikpuri.
An express chai store, Dostea is a colourful place and really does attract tea lovers. The tea here is steaming hot and has a wonderful flavour to it. Their chai combo includes tea with osmania biscuits and samosas. The menu at Dostea is a mix of different teas. Their ginger tea, masala tea and kadak chai are worth a try. They also have hot chocolate, badam milk and horlicks for the kids. All in all, Dostea is a cute spot to visit with family and friends and to enhance your ‘dosties’!
Where: Ayappa Society, Madhapur
Contact: 088850 40465