10 Places In Lucknow To Head For Your Favourite Cup Of ‘Chai’
Chai is the New Cool, all thanks to sudden emergence of Tea Revolution in India. Though ‘ek cup chai’ has been eminent part of our lives since ages, the humble tea was deprived of the eminence that coffee enjoyed. But not anymore; the surge of tea cafés in India has brought a smile on face of every tea lover and now we can proudly ditch CCDs & Starbucks to sneak into our much sought after ‘chai ki tapris’.
With ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ coming out of drawing rooms to the national podiums, the Tearooms have also come a long way and Lucknow has not been aloof of it.
Here we list for you 7 tea joints in Lucknow that you ought to visit to get ‘teafreshed’:
1. Sharma Ji Ki Chai
The holy grail of Chai lovers in Lucknow, Sharma Ji Ki Chai is one place that has dedicated itself to the art of a perfect hot brew. Grab their bun-maska and samosa along with your glass of chai, and you will end up saying that this is exactly how you wanted your tea to be. Do we really need to say more?
Location: 14 Maqbara Road, Lalbagh
PS: Though there is nothing new that we are telling you about this place, but we can’t avoid keeping it at the top of our list.
2. Shukla Tea Stall
Situated in the bylanes of Hazratganj Shukla Tea Stall is one traditional chai joint of the city. If you can give the ambiance a miss and crave for some good chai, this place is a must visit. The huge crowd at the tea stall is enough to prove the popularity of the place.
3. Kewal Tea Stall
Famous for its large samosa, this place one of the all-time favorite destinations of tea-lovers in Lucknow. The tea served in kulhad comes in rich creamy taste. This is one of the oldest tea joints in the city and serves a variety of flavorful tea along with delectable grilled bun makhan, khasta and large sized samosas.
Location: Halwasiya Market, Hazratganj
For those who cannot find an awesome and affordable place to hangout for a cup of tea with their friends, TeAdda is the place to go. Unlike costly cafes they don’t charge you a fortune and still give you a great ambiance with irresistibly awesome tea.
Location: Sai Bazaar, Opposite BBD University, Chinhat, Gomti Nagar
5. Chai Peeni Hai
When the temptation of ‘Chai Peeni Hai’ hits you next time you ought to try a cup of tea at this Chai kiosk. A hygienic and casual approach to your everyday chai, the ‘Chai Peeni Hai’ will also amuse you with sumptuous treats along with the tea.
(i) Riverside Mall, Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar
(ii) Besides Sri Ram Tower, Ashok Marg, Hazratganj
(iii) Naka Hindola, Charbagh
6. Gabbar Ki Chai
Situated in the suburbs of Lucknow, Gabbar Ki Chai offers you regular tea and snacks with Bollywood tadka. The menu will compel you revisit ‘Sholay’ as the tea served here include Gabbar ki Chai, Kaaliya ki Chai (Black Tea) and Jai Veeru ki Chai (Adrak-Elaichi).
Location: Opp Gate Number 1, New Amity University, Gomti Nagar
7. Planters Tea Bar & Book Cafe
Planters tea bar comes with a wide array of ‘chai’ to choose from. From herbal tea to comfort of kulhad wali chai, ice tea to tea-shots; you name it, the place offers them all. With an inviting ambiance, this place will certainly ‘teafresh’ you.
Location: C 2/16, Vikas Khand, Gomti Nagar
8. Buttercup Bungalow & Tea Room
If you get along well with tea and cakes, there is no better place to visit than Buttercup Bungalow. They bring delightfully handpicked tea leaves from around the globe and freshly brew them into your tea cup. Enjoy the tea-bag cookies you get along with your cup of chai.
Location: 12, Mall Avenue, Sadar Bazaar
9. Mansa Tea Stall
Situated at Ashiyana, this tea stall is one of the favorite adda of youth. Spices brewed together with tea leaves and right amount of milk gives an enchanting aroma. Try their bread makhan along with you cup of chai to enjoy a refreshing treat.
10. Nabeel Tea Point
Head to Nabeel Tea Point for getting refreshed with a glass of cutting chai. Try maggi along with tea and you will surely ask for more. You will always find youngsters thronging along the tea point to enjoy some good tea.
I am going to grab my next cup of chai, what about you?
PS: A lot can happen over a cup of Tea