Indian’s beloved and world’s most consumed beverage badly needed a refresh when the menu of every other food joint serves tens of verities of coffees and tea remains restricted to either, humble, regular tea or at most to a fancier sibling, Ice Tea. Chaayos appears to be an attempt to break this stereotype.
Our visit to the outlet in the morning was a side effect of the current demonetization drive by the government. It was all empty when we reached and we had the luxury to choose our seat. The interior surrounds you with tea. Canvases with tea memes, murals and décor related to tea knick-knacks relating to tea.
We started with Honey Ginger Lemon tea, Saunf Thandi Chai and Bun Maska. The Honey Ginger Lemon tea was piping hot and helped sooth my sore throat. Saunf cold tea too tested great with green fennel seed flavoring. Although a little different from our usual roadside one, the Bun Maska was a good accompaniment to the tea.
The Veg Cheese Max was bread, stuffed with a thick gravy of paneer and veggie mix. Good enough for trying once. The soft and light Banana Cake delighted us the most in food.
Chaayos may be an old wine in a new bottle but old wine is what you savor the most!