A Guide To The Tastiest Indian Teas
As one of the largest tea exporters in the world, India is home to a variety of fine teas. From chai to Kahwa, there is no dearth of types of tea in the country. The best part is that every state has its own adaptation of the drink and you can enjoy it in a number of ways. So, if you fancy yourself as a tea connoisseur, then this article is definitely something you might enjoy reading and also be inspired to sample some of them. Here’s a list of the tastiest teas in India!
1. Munnar Tea
How can we start anywhere other than Munnar tea? The green hills of this lush region in Kerala boasts of some of the tastiest tea in India of multiple varieties. One of our favourites is the English Breakfast tea, which is a blend of teas usually with leaves in it. This tea is grown on hills and has a distinct malty taste unlike other black teas.
2. Kangra Tea
Originating in Himachal Pradesh, this tea is some of the finest you can find in India. Since it is not produced in bulk, there are companies who are advocating its taste and trying to return it to its former glory of being some of the best you can find in the country.
Darjeeling Tea is known as the ‘ champagne of teas’ and is by far the most consumed in India and internationally. It is also available in white, green and oolong varieties which can be bought from online tea stores. It has a distinct floral taste and is immensely popular among tea lovers.
4. Nilgiri Tea
With its strong flavour and dark colours, this tea is grown in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is often a blended tea found in many flavours. It is one of India’s most caffeinated black teas which is exported nationally and to other countries. It is generally drunk black without milk or sugar and is enjoyed in many other ways.
5. Noon Chai
This is a Kashmiri preparation of tea which is unusually pink in colour. It has cardamom and baking soda along with salt and milk. Since it is an acquired taste, many people opt to drink masala chai rather than taste this lovely brew. But we can assure you that once you taste it, you will love it.
6. Gur Gur Chai
This is tea with one of the best ingredients – butter. Generally made in the Himalayan regions with yak butter, you can also make it with cow butter. It is creamy and calorific but since it is so good, nobody is complaining!
These are only a few of the types of tea you might find in India. And although some might taste better if you buy them from regional shops, they’re not completely inaccessible. You can find almost any variety of Indian tea online which is good because if you are a tea lover who hasn’t tried these yet, then what are you waiting for?