Following Tea Trails in Chennai – Let us Eat and Drink Tea
Chennai known more for its affinity to Coffee or kaapi is now getting its share of tea tasting experience with exclusive outlets for getting that Tea experience. Tea is no more limited to the hot beverage you get in roadside shops with a huge bag like filter and served in glasses. Tea Trails located in Ashok Nagar near the police station serves 80 different types of tea categorized as black, white, green, Oolong and herbal teas. Known as Chai, it is served without milk and there are 12 types of tea with milk.
The most interesting part of having the tea is the setup placed on the table along with instructions on brewing the specific tea. The tea we had was Kashmiri Kahwa. Expecting a glass of dark brown tea (we had without milk), we were surprised to see an apparatus placed on the table with an instruction card specifying 1 to 2 minutes to brew the tea. So we waited for 2 minutes and pressed the button and lo!, we had 150 ml of filtered brewed tea. We were told we can brew the tea 4 times with the same ingredients making for 4 cups of tea when you buy one. Certainly an interesting concept and we were surprised at the cup of aromatic yellow tea. It is not over yet; we were served with Almond bits which we were told is sprinkled as an add on to the Kashmiri Kahwa tea.
Matcha tea, trending world over for its benefits is available here. It is served as a milk shake and smells chocolaty. Loved it. And as a south Indian, no tea experience comes to the end without a milk tea. Punjabi tea with strong mud and earthy smell, clove aroma served in a matka (earthen tumbler) was a Hit! Refreshing celebration of olfactory senses and palate, we simply enjoyed this experience.
Every tea has its own combinations and snacks set as a combination. We had vegetable tempura, vada pav, samosa talk (interesting snack), Mediterranean sandwich and salad. The most interesting part of this experience is the inclusion of tea powder, brewed tea, tea leaves in the snacks. Snacks are priced well and the quantity is sufficient for two.
The last but not the least is the bubble tea. Tapioca bubbles are now a thing of the past, now it is popping passion fruit bubbles (Boba) included in the different bubble teas available. It is a must try for bubble tea lovers.
The ambiance, service and cost is perfect for a hang out and would recommend a minimum group of 2 to 3 to have the best here.
Tea trails, 49/24, Chandra Choodeshwar Building, 4th Avenue, Ashok Nagar, Chennai
(Before R3 Police Station junction)
Posted on March 2, 2017, in Editors Corner, Food, Restaurants and tagged Ashok Nagar, chennai, Eggless Cake, Hangout, healthy, Matcha, Salad, snacks, tea, Tea Cafe, Tea Lovers, Tea Trails, Vada Pav, West Mambalam. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.