The pandemic has changed our life and has given us an opportunity to stop look and proceed. Life has considerably slowed down and things which were indispensable became an absence we could live with despite longing for it. Though there are many cons than pros to this life, slowing down pace and having time to kill under compulsion has made people look towards passion, hobbies and learning something new and test out waters. The six months has brought in understanding at home, to most families, home is an ignored area in fast paced life of profession and income. Many found time to be with kids, grown ups with their parents, new couples with each other, this time when we look back after 10 years may turn out to be a memorable time of togetherness. Yet, we are not denying the fact that pandemic has brought in difficult times, we also want to highlight the positives.Read the rest of this entry
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.