In India, we love our tea. Infact, a few days back while browsing one of the social media sites, I saw a creative which said “Tea is the energy drink of India”. This got me thinking and I had no reason to disagree with the statement.
Everyone loves drinking their favourite cup of tea be it green or black. However, tea is not just restricted to these. Now, there are also exotic blends that leave you happy with every sip you drink and refresh you with their taste & aromas. The Hillcart Tales is one such brand founded by Ashutosh Ghosh who has an eye for the finest blends and deep love for tea leaves.
Everybody loves his or her cup of favourite tea blend every morning or even after a walk or stressful day to retire, a cup of happiness is what you need. However the blends we take are high on caffeine but I recently attend Teamonk Global Workshop 2017 by Teamonk who are the connoisseurs of specialty teas. Infact they are the only tea venture offering quality pure & natural teas created & grown in harmony of Arunachal, Assam, Nilgiris & Darjeeling. Let the freshest leaves distil in water from the brewer to your favourite tea cup and in your belly to satiate your senses.
For us Indians, chai is a ritual followed not only in the morning but evening as well. Though we have hundreds of street vendors across the city for chai but it is quite difficult to find a perfect cuppa in the premium spaces. So when Team ChicLifeByte got to know about Mister Chai at Shangri La’s – Eros Hotel, New Delhi, we were quite excited. The Café is perfectly located and the branding was visible on one of the pillars as we entered the hotel. Lively, well lit, open café with grey and light green couches made for comfortable and pleasant seating.
Conceptualized by the renowned Dubai based interior design company Stickman Designs, Mister Chai is an intimate and relaxed space with a seating capacity of up to 50 guests and enclosed by a beautifully detailed brass balustrade, with each bookend creating a unique design detail. Placed to the left is the full height, gold-leaf-etched timber Tibetan prayer wheels and to the right is an intricate screen of planter boxes in colour contrast of black, red, green and brown interestingly called “Wall of Chai”. This quaint and exquisite element ensures that guests enjoy privacy from the main lobby.
Bevelled antique mirror walls add depth and open up this subtle space. Brass shelving is suspended delicately from the ceiling, displaying the unique varieties on offer. We were impressed by the fact that each feature adds its own distinctive character to create the perfect ambience for guests to relax and savour the delicacies on offer.
Café style coffee at the comfort of your home in 2 simple steps… No, this is not a distant dream anymore!! Bonhomia, India’s first coffee and tea beverage capsule brand has introduced its very own brewing machine-THE BOHO. Team ChicLifeByte was recently invited to Bonhomia’s office at Ansal Plaza for an exclusive demo and tasting session. As I entered the office, I was warmly greeted by Neha Dagar, GM-Marketing and Sales Alliances, Indulge Beverage who not only gave a demo of the machines but also familiarised us with the brand.