One of the most loved and widely celebrated festivals across the country, Holi, is the festival of color. It is during the day that people take to the streets and rooftops armed with coloured powders, liquid colors, water balloons, and water guns to play with their friends and family. If you’re outside your house, you can expect to get drenched and showered with colors! Everyone is fair game because as the saying goes ‘Bura na maano Holi hai!’
A major aspect of the celebrations is the delicious food and drinks that are prepared for all. We’ve all grown up indulging in mouth-watering Indian sweets like Rasmalai and Malpua and savory snacks like Samosas, Pakoras, and Dahi Vada in Holi parties and how can we forget the iconic Thandai drink!
Now if you’re looking for an idea to take your Holi party to the next level, we’ve got just the thing for you- You can set up a small corner for a Chai-tea Bar and have an assortment of colorful teas for all. Tea lovers can enjoy it and everybody else can pick out the attractive looking drinks to try. Who knows, we might be able to make tea enthusiasts out of some of them!
Here are five wonderful drink options inspired by and for Holi-
Iced Butterfly Pea Flower tea- We like to call this delicious drink ‘Nightingale’ at Karma Kettle. A harmonic blend combining the premium silver tips white tea with alluring blue pea flower and jasmine. The brew has a striking bluish-violet color to go with a distinct aroma of jasmine which will add to the vibrancy of your Holi party. The subtle floral notes along with the sweet finish of this beverage are sure to become an instant hit among your guests.
Lychee & Rose Green Tea- Be warned! Anyone who takes a sip of this extraordinary drink is sure to fall in love with it. After all, what’s not to like? Wonderful floral aromas of rose green tea and lychee, a subtle fruity touch from the lychee, and the lovely yellow color. And the best part? You can have it hot or even as a cold brew!
Paan Chai- Chai when paired with the sharp flavours of betel leaves, betel nuts, fennel, licorice, and elaichi, works remarkably well and packs a punch. This signature masala chai blend is made of premium CTC leaves with betel leaves (paan) and assorted Indian spices to create an absolutely refreshing chai infusion that will delight your senses. This drink has a lovely dark red colour which looks very inviting.
Black Tea with Pineapple- Drinks don’t get much more festive than this. Inspired by the tropical favourite- Pina Colada, this drink fuses the Assamese black tea with flavours of juicy pineapple and creamy coconut. The best way to enjoy this explosion of flavours is to pour it in a tall glass, add tons of ice cubes and sip! The gorgeous golden colour is going to add to the general bright environment on the day of celebrations.
Hibiscus Tea- Last on the list, some hibiscus tea. This iced tea blend combines premium hibiscus tea with strawberries and cockscomb to give a tart, jammy flavour. A fruity, tarty delight that stands out with a pink-ruby shade.
The addition of these vibrant, colourful drinks will brighten the celebrations and add a shine to it. So sweeten your Holi celebrations this year with tea, the one thing that unites us Indians and brings us so much joy in our daily lives!