7 High tea joints for a perfect 'Gossip Girl' experience in Delhi under Rs 1,000

One thing that we Indians love other than our 'nimbu pani' is our 'garam chai ki chuski'. Are you too are looking for a place to hang out with your friend over a perfect cup of tea? Check these out

One thing that we Indians love other than our ‘nimbu pani‘ is our ‘garam chai ki chuski‘. Hand us over a cup of steaming hot ginger tea at any point of the day (or night) and we will be in a state of eternal bliss and grateful to you for ever. Be it a warm cup of tea from the tea stall near your office or the one served at home after a hectic day at work, tea for India is what wine is for Italy.

Even so, every once in a while, we like to have our tea in the perfect British style. Yes, we are talking about ‘high tea’ with a loaf of bread and some English muffins. For those of you, who are still wondering what ‘high tea’ is, here’s a brief summary.

The term ‘high tea’ was originally used in Scotland and England, where it was used to bridge the gap between lunch and dinner, which used to take place around 8 pm. While for the upper class it was meal that could be taken while the servants were away, for working class it included meat pies and sandwiches.

Here are 7 restaurants that serve a perfect high tea in Delhi:

Cha Bar

Cha Bar, delhi, food

Cha Bar (Photo: Facebook)

How do you like your tea? Masala tea or sessa tea, pengaree tea or oolong tea? Or would you prefer to have peppermint tea? Well, if you are a tea lover and all you need with your tea is some break than Cha Bar is your place. The place offers such a wide variety of tea that will confuse you. Don’t trust us? Try it out yourself!

Our pick: English breakfast tea with cucumber and cream cheese sandwich
Average cost for two: Rs 500
Timing: 11 am to 9:30 pm
Where: N-81, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place


Chaayos, food, delhi

Chaayos (Photo: Facebook)

If you are looking for a place that offers the best of ‘desi chai‘ in a western style, Chaayos is your place. No fancy names, just simple and experimentative names like- Aam Papad Chai and Sulemani Nimbu Chai. So, if you too wanna have ‘high tea’ in Indian style, do visit this place.

Our pick: Kulhad chai with Date and Fig Cake
Average cost for two: Rs 400
Timing: 8 am to 11 pm
Where: F-14/15, Mezzanine, 1st Floor, F Block, Inner Circle, Connaught Place

Tea Triangles

Tea Triangles, delhi, food

Tea Triangles (Photo: Zomato)

This place might not remind you of the ‘upper east side’ but it sure will make you feel nostalgic about your good old college days. Amazing tea with some light snacks– what else could you ask for! Bonus: you can also taste Kashmiri green tea here.

Our pick: Kulhad tea with cheese veggie sandwich
Average cost for two: Rs 300
Timing: 9 am to 10 pm
Where: K 97, Ground Floor, Lajpat Nagar 2

t Lounge by Dilmah

t Lounge by Dilmah, delhi, food

t Lounge by Dilmah (Photo: Facebook)

Planning her to take to a semi-urban setting in the monsoon for a date? Well, folks, this is your place. Call it ‘Dilli ka desi CCD‘ or simply ‘t’, this place know what to serve you and more importantly when. So, if you are bored of the regular ‘cutting chai‘ how about trying the Moroccan mint tea?

Our pick: Kulhad tea with cheese veggie sandwich
Average cost for two: Rs 800
Timing: 8 am to 11 pm
Where: Flat 44, 1st Floor, Khan Market

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AMA Cafe

AMA Cafe, delhi, food

AMA Cafe (Photo: Facebook)

Delhi is a city that never sleeps and to find a place that offers you some respite from all that noise is kinda rare. Well, we have found a perfect place for you that offers amazing tea varieties with apple pie (and hard to resist banoffee pie) away from all the conundrum. The best thing about this place is that it has its own miniature garden!

Our pick: Darjeeling Green Tea with Apple Pie
Average cost for two: Rs 450
Timing: 7 am to 10 pm
Where: House 6, New Colony, Majnu ka Tila

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, food, delhi

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (Photo: Facebook)

These guys serve coffee and tea with dry cakes like no one else in town. A decent collection of Indian and international blends coupled with yummy muffins and dry cakes make this place worth every visit.

Our pick: Earl Grey tea with a slice of Almond cake
Average cost for two: Rs 700
Timing: 12 pm to 11 pm
Where: 2nd Floor, Food Court, Select Citywalk Mall, Saket

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T’Pot Cafe

Tpot Cafe, delhi, food

Tpot Cafe (Photo: Facebook)

The name of the cafe itself is interesting and it reminds me of a poem I learned in the kindergarten- I’m a little teapot…short and stout’. Well, the place is just as good. It offers variety food from Indian to Mexican and has wide tea collection of tea as well.

Our pick: Mint tea with Cottage tea sandwich
Average cost for two: Rs 800
Timing: 10 am to 11 pm
Where: 21, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place and Rajiv Chowk Metro Station

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