Kyani & Co., Kalbadevi: If Mumbaikars are searching for the perfect chai pe charcha, then the city’s age old Kyani is the perfect destination. Also, Mumbai's tea trail is incomplete without a visit to the iconic Kyani. The ambience boasts fo. It is tucked in the bustling Marine Lines area and is known to serve city goers since generations. Irani tea, Lemon tea and Mint Tea are some of the must have tea flavours at this popular joint. Pair it with Kyani’s signature bun for a refreshing and unforgettable experience. While it pours outside, a cuppa inside the legendary eatery will transport one to a world of surreal beauty.
Where: JSS Road, Jer Mahal Estate, Opposite Metro Cinema, Marine Lines, Mumbai
Taj Mahal Tea House: Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea House will transport you to an old world with its quaint bungalow like seating. A diverse range of teas accompanied by fresh cookies make for a great combination. Especially, when monsoon has arrived and the city is drenched in rain, a visit to Taj Mahal Tea House for a cup of steaming tea gives Mumbaikars a better scope to enjoy the season.
Where: 36-A, Ground Floor, Sanatan Pereira Bungalow, St. John Baptist Road, Reclamation, Bandra
Prithvi Cafe, Juhu: This is one of Mumbai's most happening cafes that offer amazing tea at pocket friendly prices. Located at Juhu, Prithvi Cafe is not only a youngster's favourite, but also an adult's chosen hub. Table booking is definitely not possible at this buzzing cafe. From the Kashmiri Kahwa to Mumbai's special cutting chai, the open air cafe is a superb option for some cool chats over a cuppa.
Where: Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road, Juhu, Mumbai
The Teapot Café: This tiny outlet welcomes one to a world of aromatic teas. Green tea, black tea, masala tea, there are numerous options to dine over at The Teapot café. To try something different, pair akuri on toast with flavoured teas like lime, peach, strawberry, and hazelnut. Pic/Facebook
Where: 15 A, Bansilal Mansion, Opposite Bombay House, Homi Modi Street, Fort, Mumbai
Tea Trails, Bandra Kurla Complex: Every tea lover is sure to have a unique experience at this classy tea junction in Mumbai. Located in Bandra Kurla Complex, Tea Trails is a great joint for Indian and international flavours. While the bright ambience welcomes guests with a positive vibe, a wide variety of gourmet teas refresh their mood with aromatic flavours and fine brew. Bites like bun maskas, pakodas, garlic bread and sandwiches pair well with a cuppa at Tea Trails.
Where: ICICI Bank North Tower, 3rd Floor, Capital Building, Opp., Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East
Chai Pe Charcha: A cool casual set up is all one needs to charcha over chai. With games painted on tables, Chai Pe Charcha is a perfect hangout destination if one is looking fro a light meal and refreshing brew. Pic/Facebook
Where: Shop 11, Gate 2, Madhav Bhuvan Building, Opposite Kamala Mills, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Chaayos: With multiple outlets in Mumbai and other cities, the junction became a hot favourite amongst tea lovers. Chayoos is known to serve a variety of tea on table, like Kulhad Chai, Cutting Chai, Pahadi Chai, to name a few. Some unique flavoured teas like Aam Papad Chai, Honey Ginger lemon tea, Aam panna ice tea, are worth giving a shot at this chic outlet. Pic/YouTube
Where: Across the city
One of the charms of enjoying the monsoon in Mumbai are munching on pakodas over a hot cup of tea. Here are seven of the best tea joints in the city that will renew your love affair with Mumbai rains