Ten quick facts about tea that every tea lover should know!

Love tea? Well, then you should know these ten facts about the world’s most important beverage- Chai, as we Indians call it. 1. There are about 3,000 types of teas! While tea is broadly classified into 4 types: Black, Green, Oolong, and White. There are over 3000 types of tea around the world. 2. Tea is the…

Tea & Wedding Season!

You know one of the moments that I look forward to is attending someone’s wedding. There is a strange excitement about getting invited to someone’s wedding and especially if it is outstations. Maybe this is because I don’t really get invited to weddings (Thanks to my anti-social parents!) Anyway, so the person who just sits…

Beyond Biryani,I found my love in Irani Chai & Osmania Biscuits

Charminar- Check! Paradise Biryani- Check! Karachi Bakery- Check! Last day in Hyderabad and I had exactly 6 hours in hand to explore Hyderabad before I board the flight back to Delhi. I started my day at 8:00 AM in the morning and reached Charminar at 9:00 AM. After admiring the minarets, I kept walking through…

Noon Chai- From the Old Lucknow’s Alley

There exist an old relationship between me and the city- Lucknow. I was brought up and I spent a considerable amount of my life, in Ghaziabad but I was born in Lucknow. And also my grandparents and cousins still live there. I visited Lucknow after like two years. It isn’t very long but this time…

Thandi chai aur tum…

Thandi chai, thanda mausam aur ek naya khali panna meri umeed ban gaye… Kuch tasveere mez par bikhri thi, diary ke panno par kuch alfaaz bhi usi tarah bikhre the. Piyali bhari thi, main bhi bhara sa tha. Tum kaha they, mujhe pata na tha. Thandi chai, thanda mausam and ek naya khali panna meri…

Sitaron ki mehfil aur chai ki piyali

Sitaron ki mehfil ne karke ishara Kaha ab to saara jahaan hai tumhara.. Ye raatein, ye mausam, nadi ka kinaara, ye chanchal hawa.  Ye upar ki kuch panktiyaan ek hindi gaane se hain! Aur aisa hi kuch mauhal tha uss din daftar mein. Thandiyaan bass aa hi chuki thin, andhera bhi ho gaya tha, kareeb…

Chai Street #1 – Chitli Qabar

Chitli Qabar – an amalgamation of Urdu, Mughlai cuisine, and Tea! The old aisles have always fascinated me. The narrow roads, buzzing markets, the smell of spices, small shacks of street food, puzzling alleys, huge ivory houses, bemused tourists. Being for over 25 years in the same country, the city looks so exotic! Last weekend,…

Chai Piyali- Tea Cup Welcomes You

Hi there! Chai Piyali/Tea Cup welcomes you to the blog. With my first post I’d just like to thank you for visiting this page and reading this. Chai Piyali is a hindi word. The reason behind this name has lots of reason but let me just state the most important one – I LOVE TEA….