Thursday, 22 March 2012

High Tea In India

No time for fine china, scones and clotted cream. The workers of India need a quick, fresh cup of tea on their break and then, it's back to work. Many of you are familiar with the catchy title of "Tea Wallah" or "Chai Wallah." Those terms are used mostly in northern India. Down south, they're simply "tea men."

The tea men are India's equivalent to those roaming breakfast trucks back in the US. Of course here, the fanciest it gets is a bicycle with a thermos strapped to the back. The kickstand goes up and he's open for business.

Getting ready to dispense a shot. One of the happy(?) customers. At least it's the same feeling as a much-deserved coffee break would be back home.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, SO GOOD. Never had tea like that anywhere else...