10 Best Tea Shops and Tea Cafes in India as in 2021

Tea is the national drink of India. After all, almost 70 percent of the tea produced in this country is consumed by Indians only. Having tea is nothing short of a daily ritual in the seventh-largest country of the world. Whether you’re a hardcore teaholic or someone who likes to enjoy a teacup once in a while - for you the 'tapris' were always the most sought-after destination for consuming tea. But now the tapris aren’t the only desired places for people to have their evening tea but also those big savvy restaurants which serve exquisite teas from around the globe. The culture of Tea Cafes is taking the country by storm. They are now becoming the favorite spot for people to enjoy a cup of tea with their near and dear ones. So if you are someone who’s google search history also has ‘tea cafe near me' then this blog is going to help you with your search! Here's a list of top 15 tea cafes in India you can’t afford to miss. They have been handpicked based on customer reviews, ratings, price, location and above all taste. 

1. Chai Garam

Among all the tea cafes in Delhi, Chai Garam has made its mark among the tea lovers. This tea cafe serves more than 20+ varieties of tea and a long list of cuisines to mesmerize the tea lovers. Now, Chai Garam has made its presence all over the country with 60+ outlets.(Source: Chai Garam Cafe Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)

  • Owner: Abhishek Nahta and Bhigu Dutt.
  • Establishment year and history: Chai Garam was launched in 2008 (Source: Chai Gram cafe Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
  • Price Range: Rs 100 to Rs 200 for two persons (Based on Zomato Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
  • Covid-19 precautions: The Chai Garam tea cafe is providing takeaway and online delivery through apps like Zomato and Swiggy.
  •  Address: Godrej Waterside, 3rd, tower 1, DP Block, Sector V, Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal 700091. (based on Google as on 18/02/2021)
  • Direction : Google Map
  • Timings: Monday to Saturday: 9 am to 8 pm, Sunday  Closed
  • Recommended tea: Darjeeling Tea
  • Recommended dishes: (a) Pasta (b) Bun maska
  • Phone number: 90732 19114
  • Reviews:  5.0/5.0 (based 12 customer reviews on Google as on 18 Feb 2021)
  • Website :  Chai Garam - Home Page
  • Email: chaigaram@epconsultancy.com
  • Social media handles:
    ChaiGram shop and Teacafe

    Chai Gram Shop and Tea Cafe, Chaigramcafe,Google Imageslicensed under CC BY 2.0

        2. Chaayos

        Launched in the year 2012, Chaayos has been a front-runner in popularizing the concept of ‘Tea Cafe' or ‘Tea Room' in India. This tea cafe chain boasts of having almost 12000 varieties of tea at any of their outlet. (Source: Chaayos Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)

        • Owner: Nitin Saluja and Raghav Verma
        • Establishment year and history: Chaayos was founded in 2012 (Source: Chaayos Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
        • Price range: Rs 500 for two people (Based on Dineout, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
        • COVID_19 Precautions: Chaayos is providing online delivery of their products through Zomato and Swiggy.
        • Address: Chaayos Connaught place 2 -M block Plot no 3, M66 First floor, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001 (Source: Chaayos Contact us Page, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
        • DirectionGoogle Map
        • Phone number: 1800 120 2424
        • Reviews 4.0/ 5.0 (based on 415 customer reviews on Google as on 15 February 2021)
        • Timings: Monday to Sunday 8 am to 11 pm
        • Recommended teas: (a) Adrak tulsi Kadak chai (b) Paani Kaam Elaichi
        • Recommended dishes: (a) Chicken wrap (b) Bun maska
        • Total Funding: $21.5 Million (Source: Chayoos raises 21.5 million dollars, Business Today, Retrieved on 15 February 2021)
        • WebsiteChaayos Home Page
        • Email: mailto:letstalk@chaayos.com
        • Social media handles-
          Menu of Chayous

          Menu of Chaayos Connaught Place (CP) New DelhiMagicpin, Google Imageslicensed under CC BY 2.0

             3. Chai Break

            This chai point store is the brainchild of two school friends who wanted to make their mark in Kolkata's F&B scene. It is one of the most happening places for youth in present times. Since 2010, they have opened up 18 branches spread across Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Durgapur, and Guwahati. They also serve hookah and alcohol along with tea. (Source: Chai Break Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)

            • Owners: Anirudh Poddar and Aditya Ladsaria.
            • Establishment year and history: Chai Break was launched in the year 2010. (Source: Chai Break Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
            • Price range: Rs 800 approx for two persons (Based on Zomato, Retrieved 15 Feb 2021)
            • Covid-19 precautions: They are available for takeaway and also online delivery through Swiggy.
            • Address: 53, Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Near Ice Skating Ring, Ballygunge, Kolkata (Source: Chai Break Contect us page, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021))
            • DirectionGoogle Map
            • Timings: Monday to Sunday 12 Noon to 7 PM
            • Recommended teas: (a) Masala Chai (b) iced teas.
            • Recommended dishes: (a) Thin-crust pizza (b) Pasta.
            • Phone number: 03340088050
            • Reviews 4.1/5.0 (based on 1323 customer review on google as on 16 Feb 2021)
            • Total funding amount: $1.4 million
            • WebsiteChai Break - Home Page
            • Email: info@chaibreak.com
            • Social media handles:

             The Art of Making Loose Tea | TEALEAVES, TeaLeavesOnline Video Clip. You tube Uploaded on 10 June 2019, Retrieved 06 Feb 2021 Licensed under CC BY 2.0

            4. Haazri

            Haazri is a well-known place for tea lovers in Mumbai. From their kiosk setups, they serve lip-smacking tea and snacks to office goers. They also serve breakfast along with the tea. (Source : Haazri Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)

            • Establishment year and history: It was founded in the year 2016.(Haazri Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021) 
            •  Covid-19 precautions: Haazri tea cafe is providing online delivery on Swiggy and Zomato. You can also ask for home delivery by directly calling the cafe.(Source: Haazri Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
            • Address: Lobby, Ground Floor, Naman Midtown, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013 (Source: Haazri contact us page, retrived date 16 Feb 2021)
            • Direction: Google Map
            • Owners: Arjun Minda, Dhruv Agarwal, and Karan Singhal. 
            • Recommended teas: (a) masala tea (b) black tea.
            • Recommended dishes: (a) poha
            • Phone number: 084338 05963
            • Reviews 4.3/ 5.0 (based on 8 customer review on google as on 15 Feb 2021)
            • Website: Haazri - Home Page
            • Email: karan@haazri.com
            • Social media handles:
              Haazri Nariman Point,

              Haazri Nariman Point, Quick Bites Tea fast food, google Images licensed under CC BY 2.0

              5. Tea Halt

              Originally founded in Gurugram, this tea cafe chain currently runs 3 fulltime cafes and more than 30 kiosks all around NCR. If you search “tea shop near me” online, you’d be definitely faascinated with its positive reviews and ratings. The founders' goal was to serve authentic 'ghar ki chai' to the people of Delhi. Now, they’re proudly serving 25+ varieties of teas to their customers and providing them with the option of customizing the brew's spices and strength. (Source: Tea Halt Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)

              • Owner: Amit Ahuja, Ankur Agarwal, and Jiten Rao.
              • Establishment year and history: This tea cafe started its journey back in 2009 when 3 the IITians came together.(Source: Tea Halt Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
              • Price range: Rs 400 aprox for two people.(Based on Zomato retrived on 15 Feb 2021)
              • Covid-19 precautions: They are available on Zomato for online delivery.
              • Address: Shop No 68, Ground Floor, Good Earth City Center Sector 50, near Hotel Hilton, Gurugram, Haryana 122018(Source: Tea Halt contact us page, retrieved 15 Feb 2021)
              • Direction: Google Map
              • Recommended teas: (a) Nawabi Kesariya tea (b) Special Masala tea.
              • Recommended dishes: (a) Pizza (b) Pasta
              • Phone number: 95991 84252
              • Reviews :  4.1/ 5.0 (Based on 85 customer reviews on goolge as on 6 July 2020)
              • WebsiteWebsite
              • Email: info@teahalt.com
              • Social media handles:
                Om Tea halt

                Om Sweets & Snacks, Zomato, Google Images, licensed under CC BY 2.0

                    6. Chai Thela

                    Chai Thela is a known name in Delhi, Noida, and Gurgaon for its kiosk styled chai. It also has outlets in Mumbai. Tea lovers love the healthy and affordable varieties of tea served at this tea cafe. (Source:  Chai Thela Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
                    • Owners: Pankaj Judge and Nitin Chowdhury are the owners of Chai Thela.
                    • Establishment year and history: This kiosk styled tea cafe started its journey in the year 2015. (Source: Chai Thela Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
                    • Price range: Tea and snacks for two people will cost around Rs 250 (Based on Zomato retrieved date).
                    • COVID-19 precautions: This tea cafe is currently not in service.
                    • Address: C-28/29, BHA Millenium Rd, C Block, Phase 2, Industrial Area, Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201309 (Source: Chai Thela contact us page, retrieved 15 Feb 2021)
                    • Direction : Google Map
                    • Recommended teas: (a) Masala tea
                    • Recommended dishes: (a) Maggi
                    • Phone number: 094311 78155
                    • Reviews : 3.90/5.0 (based on 8 customer reviews on google as on 15 February 2021)
                    • WebsiteChai Thela - Hoem Page
                    • Email: hello@chaithela.com
                    • Social Media Handles:
                      Chai Thela electrical work

                          7. Chai Point

                          Operating on the principle of ‘India runs on Chai', this cafe is one of the most popular tea cafes in the whole country. In the beginning, they had outlets only in Bangalore and Noida. You can now find a 'Chai point' tea shop in Hyderabad, Pune, and Chennai, taking the total number to around 100. Unlike most cafes, Chai point believes in keeping it simple and authentic. And so, they focus on just 5 to 6 varieties of tea.(Source:  Chai Point Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)

                          • Owner: Amuleek Singh Bijral.
                          • Establishment year and history: Chai Point started its journey in the year 2010.(Source:  Chai Point Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
                          • Price range: Rs 400 for two People.(Based on Zomato retrieved 15 Feb 2021)
                          • COVID-19 Precautions: Chai Point provides home delivery through their website from 8 am to 8 pm.
                          • Address: Chai Point, Trinity, Mahatma Gandhi Rd, Craig Park Layout, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001(Based on Chai Point contact us page retrieved date 15 Feb 2021)
                          • DirectionGoogle Map
                          • Timings: Monday to Sunday: 8 am to 12 pm(Based on Zomato retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
                          • Tips: The egg puff, samosa, and poha need to be tasted at least once.
                          • Recommended tea: (a) Ginger lemon tea (b) dum chai
                          • Recommended dishes: (a) Veg puff (b) Egg Puff (c) Poha
                          • Phone number: 088801 41000
                          • Reviews:  3.9/ 5.0 (based on 493 customer reviews on Google as on 15 Feb 2021)
                          • Website:  Chai Point Home Page
                          • Email: feedback@chaipoint.com
                          • Social Media handles:
                            Chai Point

                             

                              8. Tpot Cafe

                              This tea cafe boasts of having 40+ varieties of tea. With 25+ outlets, this tea cafe is a paradise for tea lovers due to its chai nashta' food style. (Source:  Tpot Cafe Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
                              • Owner: Robin Jha, Atit Verma, and Ashad Khan.
                              • Establishment year and history: Tpot Cafe was founded in the year 2013. (Source:  Tpot Cafe Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
                              • Price Range: Rs 100 to Rs 300 is enough for two persons (based on Zomato as on 15 Feb 2021).
                              • Covid-19 precautions: Tpot is currently available for online delivery on Zomato.
                              • Address: C-6, Old Market, Block C, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110017 (Source - google, retrieved date 15 Feb 2021)
                              • Direction Google Map
                              • Phone number: 088824 47722
                              • Review: 3.8/5.0 (based on 402 customer review on google as on 6 July 2021)
                              • Timings: Monday to Sunday: 9 am to 3 pm
                              • Recommended tea: (a) Masala Tea (b) Hibiscus tea
                              • Recommended dishes: (a) Achaari paneer sandwich.
                              • WebsiteTpot Home Page
                              • Social Media handles:
                              Tpot Cafe, Malviya Nagar, Delhi - Fast Food Cuisine Restaurent

                                9. Chaipatty Tea Cafe

                                Since its launch’, it has become one of Bengaluru's most popular tea cafes. It's the perfect place to visit if you want to feel the roadside tea stall's vibe but in a refined manner. It also ensures to source genuine tea leaves from Assam tea company. Don’t forget to try the kulhad chai when in this cafe. The handmade khullads adds a touch of authenticity to the drink. (Source: Chaipatty Tea Cafe Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)

                                • Owner: Chirag Yadav.
                                • Establishment year and history: This tea cafe or ‘teafe’ started its journey in 2010. Chaipatty Tea Cafe Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
                                • Price: Rs 300 for two people(Based on Zomato as on 15 Feb 2021).
                                • Covid-19 precautions: The Chaipatty Tea cafe is open from 10 am to 9 pm and provides online delivery directly through their website.
                                • Address: 772, 2nd Floor, 100 Feet Rd, above Royal Enfield Showroom, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038(source: Google search)
                                • Direction: Google Map
                                • Timings : Monday to Sunday: 10 am to 11 pm
                                • Recommended teas: Kulhad chai
                                • Reviews: 3.9/ 5.0 (based on 1496 customer reviews on 6 July 2020)
                                • Phone number: 080 4153 4140
                                • WebsiteShaipatty Tea Cafe - Home Page
                                • Email: info@chaipatty.com
                                • Social media handles:
                                3 days ago WhatsHOT Chaipatty In Indiranagar For Kullad Chai

                                 

                                10. Tea Trails

                                From just a small cafe, it has grown to become one of the biggest brands of Tea Room industry in India. Their menu is specially designed to make the visitor fall in love with tea in a new way. From Oolong to Five Spice Tea, their menu boasts of 100 different varieties. Besides, they also serve several tea-infused snacks. You simply can’t resist to visit this cafe if you ever search “tea near me” on Google.(Source: Chaipatty Tea Trails website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
                                • Owner: Kavita Mathur.
                                • Establishment year and history: Kavita Mathur began Tea trails' journey with a small tea cafe in Mumbai back in 2013 (Source: Chaipatty Tea Trails Website, Retrieved on 15 Feb 2021)
                                • Price Range: Around Rs 250 for two people (based on magicpin retrieved on 15 feb 2021).
                                • Covid-19 Precautions: Tea trails are currently serving online delivery through Swiggy, Zomato, and Uber Eats.
                                • Address: Tea Trails Café, Sector 38, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301(Source: Tea Trails Cafe retrived on 15 Feb 2021)
                                • Direction: Google Map
                                • Recommended tea: (a) Chamomile Nirvana (b) Herbs and Spices
                                • Recommended dishes: (a) Tea Marble Eggs (b) Tea Infused Thai Bowls.
                                • Reviews: 4.0/5.0 (based on 4 customer reviews as on Eazydineer as on 15 Feb 2021)
                                • WebsiteTea Trails - Home Page
                                • Email: reachus@teatrailsindia.com
                                • Social Media handles:
                                  Tea Trails Opens Shop In Vizag

                                   

                                  So, here are our list of top 10 tea cafes in India that are setting new standards each year. If you’re a tea fanatic, then never forget to visit these cafes and do satiate your urge of your taste buds.

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