Assam is known as the land of tea, so it won’t be a task to find a place in Guwahati that serves you a piping hot cup of your favourite beverage. Although you don’t need a special day to enjoy a cup of hot tea, you can surely celebrate the “International Tea Day” on May 21 with your loved ones. But which are the places you must visit if you consider yourself a true tea connoisseur? Well, we have listed five places which will put a smile on the faces of the most discerning tea lovers.
Tea Story is one of the best places in the city where you can enjoy different varieties of tea. There are around 200 different tea varieties on their menu, including floral and herbal teas. This tea-themed café is located by the river in the Uzanbazar area and has ample space for you to sit back and unwind with a cup of your favourite tea. They even have an outdoor sitting area decorated with trees and fairy lights. Apart from the different varieties of tea, you can try out their sandwiches and pastries.
The GTAC Tea Lounge
The Guwahati Tea Auction Centre has opened a premium tea lounge at its premise called ‘Chai Bar’. Their tea catalogue consists of different varieties of Assam tea including Assam Orthodox, Crush Tear Curl (CTC) second flush, specialty teas, autumnal and more. The space is well lit with classy aesthetics, which makes the café extremely Instagram-able. It also has facilities like Wi-Fi, books on tourism and tea and most importantly, free parking.
Local-e-tea Tea House
This tea bar is located on the third floor of the City Centre mall, providing the perfect location to catch up with your friends or take some time to relax after a shopping spree at the mall. It is located in the heart of the city which makes it easier for people to commute from different corners. This tea house serves exotic tea flavours from different parts of the Northeast which positively impact your body, mind and spirit.
28 Street Jam Cafe
The 28 Street Jam Café is located in Beltola and is known to be one of the best cafes in the area. You will find a wide variety of tea including masala tea, lemon honey ginger tea, orthodox Assam tea and many more. With an outdoor sitting area, you can spend time reading books or jamming with fellow musicians while sipping on your favourite tea. If you are lucky enough, you will find yourself in the middle of an open mic session and enjoy the performances put up by local artists.
Your own home
There is no place like home and what can beat the joy of having a hot cup of tea on your balcony/terrace on a rainy day. Given the fact that almost every other person in Assam can make amazing tea, there is no better place to celebrate International Tea day than your own home.
Happy International Tea Day folks!
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