A simple cup of tea is far from a simple matter. My favourite thing to do on a rainy day is drink tea and read good words by amazing people.
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea”. – Henry James
Tea brings people together in ways that you couldn’t imagine and its magic is something that is hard to describe in words. For each individual the ceremony of tea is personal and cannot be duplicated.
However, there is a bond between tea drinkers all around the world, no matter what decade they were born in, what nationality or personal beliefs. We speak the same language and empathize with each.
The idea of tea to most of us is a lovely experience in a patio with hot snacks. And to top it all if it’s a rainy afternoon and I’m with my best of pals there is nothing that could beat this or even come close to it. And this happened the afternoon when the effervescent Aishwarya and the communication head of Shangrila , the gorgeous Shamira invited me for the “chai ki thadi “, a high tea at Shangri-la hotels, an affair to remember along with my beautiful friend Anu and handsome Ashish aka lucky.
Chai for me is more than chai, it has to be served in the best of China and crockeries, and the ambience is something which should never go wrong. And to say the least, Shangrila champions in these departments of the interiors, the ambiance, the service. I am sure it was one of the most memorable afternoons spent laughing, chatting( you can read gossiping) and munching delicious snacks and mouth watering mousses along with friends, and to add to it all was the awesomely romantic weather. Yes, it was raining and as we sat in the grand lobby of Shangrila which is all French Windows and glass everywhere, we could enjoy the sight which was so amazing, Rains and more rains, and here inside it was tea and more cutting chai, freshly brewed right there in front of you and served with so much warmth and style that it makes the whole tea experience exotic.
The chai ki thadi is happening everyday till 5 pm at Lobby Lounge the Chai Adda with Shangrila’s specialty “Chai ki thadi”.
This is priced at INR 700 Vegetarian and INR 770 plus applicable taxes with unlimited serving of the menu for the day and Masala Chai.
- Coleslaw Chicken sandwich
- Dry fruit Samosa
- Blueberry Mousse
- White & Dark Chocolate Mousse
- Savouries ( Masala peanuts, Murukku and Corn Mixture )
Although tea is my first love and wine second and I can go on writing or reading a book with any number of cups of tea and hence can go on writing yet I would want to finish this with the wise words of– C. S. Lewi0 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
Happy tea time all you folks.