Tea Lounge at the Lobby, Taj Palace, Sardar Patel Marg: Designer tea flavors along with small bites, that include a perfect dessert selection.
Tea Lounge at Intercontinental Eros, Nehru Place: Enjoy exotic tea flavors like Basil Tea, Mango Chai, and Liquor-ice tea in an easy ambiance.
Elma’s Bakery, Cakes and Tea Room, Hauz Khas Village: An imitation of an old-style English tea room (Harrods with an Indian twist) with a lavish spread of delicious bakes and a variety of tea infusions.
Triveni Tea Terrace, Tansen Marg: It offers two uncomplicated flavors of tea and focuses on experience rather than variety. There is an al-Fresco canteen against a green amphitheater and notes from a bansuri or tabla (in real time) play in the background. Ideal for a rain swept evening, or an early winter afternoon.
Aap Ki Pasand and Sancha Tea Boutique, Daryaganj: An old-world English style tea lounge – Delhi’s first tea parlour and India’s second – it was launched in 1981 by master tea taster Sanjay Kapur. While Aap Ki Pasand is more like a cafe that treats tea drinkers with their classic and premium flavours, their other store Sancha Tea Boutique stocks a brilliant assortment of teas for sale.
Cha Bar, Connaught Place: Sit back, pull out a book, read and enjoy the delicious spread there.
Everest Bakery Cafe, Paharganj: The unusual cafe-cum-restaurant offers a variety of teas – Milk Tea, Black Tea, Masala Tea, Mint Tea, Lemon Tea, Ginger and Honey Tea, Jasmine Tea, and the ever popular Darjeeling tea.
Firdaus Mithai Shop, Mirza Ghalib Haveli, Old Delhi: Selling tea for nearly 60 years, Dilli (6) swears by Firdaus mithai shop’s tea. Fresh, milky tea is served in a glass tumbler that is held in a cup and you can order it with extra cream.
The Nameless Tea Shop in New Friends Colony, Community Centre: Right next to Al Bake, they make unadulterated desi chai like adrak ki chai and lemon tea.
Teasta, The Tea Shop, Godavari Shopping Complex, Noida: Started by Capt. V. K. Mehra and his wife in 1995, most of the teas which are sold at Teasta are brought fresh from gardens of Assam and West Bengal.
Premier’s, Doctors Lane, near Bengali Market: This is a high-end showroom selling its branded packaged tea where the casual visitor is always welcome for tea-tasting.