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When Tea meets Pop Culture: Our favourite on-screen tea moments

When Tea meets Pop Culture: Our favourite on-screen tea moments

Real or reel, tea is an essential. Lets look at some popular on-screen tea moments. A cup of tea seems like the best solution - anytime, anywhere. Having a rough day? A cup of tea will fix it. Quarantining alone? You have tea! Confused about what to do in the evening? Make some good tea and invite a friend over to share it.  First date? Conversations and tea make the best deal. There is something ever so comforting about having a hot cuppa. Coming in second only to water as the most consumed beverage, tea has taken many variants across...

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Steeped in the stars - Tea blends for your zodiac sign

Steeped in the stars - Tea blends for your zodiac sign

Your ideal tea based on your zodiac sign Every Zodiac sign rules a different part of the body and carries specific energies. Ever since Bejan Daruwalla and Linda Goodman made the science of astrology into a popular and easy to follow art, it's become a leisurely pursuit for many of us to seek our horoscope as per our zodiac sign. Crystals, colours and compatibility have long been explored.  But, ever wonder which tea matches your zodiac sign? According to Lina Goodman, "the stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly over the Empire State...

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Thousands of years of knowledge and wellness brewed in a teacup: How Ayurvedic teas help boost immunity

Thousands of years of knowledge and wellness brewed in a teacup: How Ayurvedic teas help boost immunity

“Immunity boosting” as a topic skyrocketed with the coronavirus pandemic, appearing alongside numerous speculative cures, treatments, and preventative strategies. The pandemic did serve as a catalyst and put the spotlight on our physical and mental health and well being. There is no magic pill that improves our immune function in a day or two. “It’s more about the big picture,” says Dr. Michael Ford, a primary care internist at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Hudson Valley and an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. “Our genetics make up about half of how well our immune systems function, but the other...

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Its not raining men, but you must have a monsoon survival kit packed with essentials! (Hint: Tea is one of them)

Its not raining men, but you must have a monsoon survival kit packed with essentials! (Hint: Tea is one of them)

We all remember those lines - Rain, rain go away, come again another day. We also love the lovely feeling that rains shower us with and how we get to enjoy MORE TEA. Monsoon evokes a mixed bag of emotions.  Gone are the days where the pluviophile inside us would hurry to the terrace to enjoy the first showers of the season or just dance in the rain. It's 2021 and we are more careful about our health than ever before!   Since we can’t control the weather, we can surely be ready with the essentials to keep us ready...

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Morning Chai with Dad: Travelling Down Memory Lane on Father's Day

Morning Chai with Dad: Travelling Down Memory Lane on Father's Day

My Daddy Strongest Fathers are our super heroes. An Indian cooking oil brand advertising in the early 90s succinctly captured this sentiment with an iconic line yelled by the kid in the last frame, "my daddy strongest!" Like our moms, fathers are the equal half of the foundation on which we build our knowledge, wisdom, and experience. They make everything extraordinary with their care and lend us wings to fly, explore our dreams, and discover who we are. As kids, our relatives would always tease us with this question: who is your favourite parent? Our answer was always an angelic smile. We knew who our...

Tips to Brew Milk Tea : 6 must-have wellness teas for milk-tea lovers

Tips to Brew Milk Tea : 6 must-have wellness teas for milk-tea lovers

  Consuming green tea without the addition of milk or sugar has plenty of benefits, however, milk tea isn’t far behind if you brew it right.  Picking a Tea Camp We have travelled far and wide to study tea drinking habits and pick the best ingredients to blend our teas. And what have we learned on our journeys? There are two types of tea drinkers in this world: those who love their tea blends sans milk and the other half, who cannot imagine tea without milk! Research has shown the benefits of drinking green tea everyday. So are milk teas...

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When is the best time to drink tea? (Hint: not early morning)

When is the best time to drink tea? (Hint: not early morning)

Morning Cuppa Tea Morning tea is a daily ritual for people all around the world. So much so that it's a common first scene in many movies: a cup of tea along with the morning newspaper, the romantic scenes featuring rain and kulhad wali chai, and friends sitting around a charpoy with steaming milk teas served in glasses (think Rang De Basanti). It is quite common to sip black tea first thing in the morning or along with our breakfast as it’s a habit passed on from generation to generation. Many prefer to add milk or some spices to their...

International Tea Day Special | Debunking tea myth: Tea has the same caffeine levels as coffee

International Tea Day Special | Debunking tea myth: Tea has the same caffeine levels as coffee

On the occasion of International Tea Day on May 21, let’s uncover one of the most common misconceptions about tea: that it’s caffeine free. If you weren’t aware that tea contains caffeine, then this blog is just what the barista recommends. Secret Ingredient in All Teas It’s not like we need a special day to talk about our love for tea and all things chai related. As tea connoisseurs, our day, our partnerships, conversations, and mission all revolve around tea and numerous benefits. But on the occasion of International Tea Day, which is celebrated around the world on May 21, we...

Mother’s Day: Gift your mom 5 memorable voyages with our travel-inspired teas

Mother’s Day: Gift your mom 5 memorable voyages with our travel-inspired teas

Our Mother’s Day tea collection features 6 travel-inspired teas and a limited edition gift box that will transport the most special women in our lives to mystical and unique travel destinations across India. Mother's Day Memories Mother's Day always takes us back to our childhood, to some of our earliest memories with our moms. And food has been such an integral part of these moments! We loved tasting chocolates and juices, threw a fit before gulping down garam doodh, and felt like a grown up when we got to sip our first cup of chai. Through all this masti, our mothers have been our...