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8 Herbs To Grow This Summer

8 Herbs To Grow This Summer

It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie cook or a trained chef, if you cook, you know how important herbs are in the kitchen. In fact, even if you know nothing about cooking and are just a foodie you understand the significance of herbs in food. Fresh herbs are an amazing addition to dishes you prepare and can be used in a multitude of different ways including in drinks! But the hard part is procuring good quality herbs. This is why we recommend growing your own! Now you must be wondering if growing your own herbs is even worth the...

How To Have The Perfect Summer Picnic

How To Have The Perfect Summer Picnic

The summer sun is shining bright and there’s hours and hours of warmth and daylight to revel in before the evening gloom sets in. A perfect way to spend your Sunday afternoon is to plan a simple, relaxing picnic with your friends or family. Of course, you could just book a table for 8 at the restaurant you frequent on weekends but why not try something a little different for once? After all, we’re all about new and exciting experiences and there’s something really joyful about sitting in the bright sunlight with your favourite people and munching on some delightful...

8 Reasons to Love Summer

8 Reasons to Love Summer

You know its peak summer season in India when the sun’s blazing, temperatures are soaring higher than ever, the cotton shirt you’re wearing is plastered to your back, and your hair looks like you have just stepped out of the shower. Why then, despite the heat, humidity, and sweat do people still love summers? Well, it turns out there’s more to summers than just that. Summers bring with it a bunch of things we love! Fresh, juicy fruits Three words- lychee, mangoes, and watermelons. Need we say more? Some of the very best tropical fruits are available in India during...

5 Fruit-Flavoured Teas to Make Hydration Less of a Chore

5 Fruit-Flavoured Teas to Make Hydration Less of a Chore

With India in the midst of peak summer season, the sun is blazing, and humidity and temperatures are both climbing. Dehydration can manifest itself in a number of ways- muscle cramps, fatigue, kidney stones, or mild constipation. At a time like this, when our body loses a lot of fluid content through sweat, it’s of utmost importance to keep yourself hydrated.  Some easy to follow tips to stay hydrated are- eat foods with high water content like whole fruits and vegetables, sip some water every time you sweat, have clear goals about your water intake, and lastly have fun with...

4 Travel List Essentials for a Summer Road Trip

4 Travel List Essentials for a Summer Road Trip

You’ve come to the right place if you’re planning to hit the road for a summer road-trip with your nearest and dearest. Whether you’re looking to clear your head or just get away for the weekend, road trips are the best! The sun is out, there’s wind in your hair, your favourite people are around, and there’s loud music blaring on the speakers. Does it get any better? Road trips are a perfect example of how the journey is more important than the destination. Okay it sounds incredible in theory. But to make sure that you really have a good...

5 Simple Ways to Stay Fit During This Sweltering Summer Season

5 Simple Ways to Stay Fit During This Sweltering Summer Season

Indian summers are long and sweltering. It’s Mid-April and temperatures are already soaring high. A change of season should ideally elicit a change of routines and habits from you as well. The hot, sticky weather can act as a deterrent from exercise for a lot of people. This along with other seasonal changes can make it very hard to stay fit during summers. But worry not! We have five simple changes you can make to your lifestyle to help you stay healthier during this hot season. Hydrate regularly and properly: Although hydration is always important, it’s even more important during...

Most Beautiful tea Gardens of India

Most Beautiful tea Gardens of India

Do you know India is one of the largest tea growers of the world? If there is one thing that Indians are known for, it’s certainly their love for tea. We fondly call our tea ‘Chai’ and it is perhaps the second most-consumed drink after water. If you are a tea lover you must have felt the pangs if someday you missed your refreshing morning cup of tea.  Have you ever pictured yourself sipping on your favorite cup of tea amidst a lush green tea garden soothing both your eyes and mind? Indian tea gardens and estates are filled with...

Top 6 Refreshing Iced Teas to Brew Today!

Top 6 Refreshing Iced Teas to Brew Today!

The sun is out and it’s scorching hot! All we tea-lovers will agree that it’s never too hot for some garma garam milk tea. But the summers are a nice time to experiment with the delightfully diverse flavors and variations of iced-tea. What better way to keep cool than sipping on some delicious, refreshing iced-tea! If you’re still not convinced, read on to find why this rejuvenating beverage is the perfect go-to summertime drink. Tea, because of its nature, is always a good choice of drink. It's low in calories, it hydrates you, has no fat or preservatives, and is...

5 drinks to brighten your Holi celebrations this year

5 drinks to brighten your Holi celebrations this year

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...

The art of pairing tea with chocolate: A delicious experiment

The art of pairing tea with chocolate: A delicious experiment

Culinary pairings are wonderful. Much like the very popular combination of wine and cheese, tea too can be paired with a number of foods to make for a delicious, satiating combination. It’s only natural that our undying love for the drink makes us explore newer ways for us to enjoy it. Although there are many foods that can go with tea, cheese included, tea and chocolate really is something special! When experimenting with different flavour profiles, it is crucial to understand the science behind the pairing. The key to understanding pairings is being mindful of the complex notes behind them,...
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