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Happy International Tea Day 2024 to all tea-lovers

By News Desk

May 21, 2024 02:48 PM

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In a small village nestled between the lush hills of northeast India, there grew a magical plant called the tea bush. This plant was cherished by the locals for its soothing leaves, which they brewed into a delightful drink called ‘Tea’.

Today, on May 21, International Tea Day is celebrated globally honoring its history and journey across cultures.

This special day provides us an opportunity to celebrate the cultural heritage, health benefits, and economic importance of tea.

International Tea Day is a day designated by the United Nations to highlight the cultural and economic significance of tea as it’s the second most consumed beverage after water.

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Tea is believed to have originated in northeast India, north Myanmar, and southeast China.

The idea of International Tea Day was decided at the World Social Forum in 2004.

This year, the theme to celebrate this special day is “Women and their role in the tea sector".

Women play a crucial role in the tea industry, especially in the vast tea plantations of India, Myanmar, and China. They are the backbone of this sector, working tirelessly to pluck the tender tea leaves, process them, and bring them to our cups. Their dedication ensures that we can enjoy tea's myriad benefits.

Thanks to all those women making our every day happy with tea!

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In Pakistan, ‘chai’ or ‘tea’ is not just a drink but a symbol of hospitality and warmth. Sharing a cup of tea is a way to bond with family and friends, to celebrate moments of joy, and find comfort in times of sorrow and a sense of togetherness and tradition.

Hilariously here we have a concept of having tea in Pakistan.

“Khush ho chai pelo, udaas ho chai pilo, beemar ho chai pilo, neend arhi chai pilo, parh rhy chai pilo, kam krhy chai pilo, dost aye chai pilo, thak gae chai pilo and kuch nahi karny ko chai pilo”

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Benefits of Tea

Tea is not only delicious but also incredibly beneficial for health. It is packed with antioxidants that help fight diseases, improve heart health, and boost the immune system. Drinking tea can also aid in digestion and enhance mental alertness, making it a favorite companion for both work and relaxation.

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Karak Chai

Kashmiri Chai

Elaichi (Cardamom) Chai

Zafrani (Saffron) Chai

Masala Chai

Green Tea

Ginger Tea

Chamomile Tea

Peppermint Tea

Lemon Grass Tea

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Best Tea Houses in Lahore

    1. Chaye Khana

Description: A cozy and elegant spot, Chaye Khana is renowned for its extensive tea menu and relaxed ambiance. It's a perfect place for both casual gatherings and quiet reading sessions.

Specialties: Traditional chai, green tea, flavored teas, and a variety of snacks.

Location: Gulberg and DHA

    2. Tandoor Tea House

Description: Famous for its unique tandoori chai, Tandoor Tea House offers tea with a smoky flavor brewed in hot clay cups. The ambiance is reflective of traditional Lahori culture.

Specialties: Tandoori chai, Kashmiri chai, and parathas.

    3. Chai Shai

Description: Known for its creative tea blends and cozy environment, Chai Shai is a popular spot for tea enthusiasts. The setting is perfect for a relaxing evening with friends.

Specialties: Elaichi chai, lemon grass tea, zafrani chai, and various snacks.

Location: DHA Phase 5.

    4. Butt Karahi Tandoori Chai

Description: A favorite for its tandoori chai, this place combines the rustic charm of traditional tea brewing with a modern twist. The smoky flavor of their tea is a unique highlight.

Specialties: Tandoori chai, karak chai, and traditional Lahori snacks.

    5. Lakshmi Chai

Description: This tea house offers a nostalgic feel with its old-world charm. It's a great spot to enjoy a classic cup of chai along with traditional Lahori delights.

Specialties: Masala chai, doodh pati, and assorted bakery items.

    6. Chai Kada

Description: A vibrant tea house with a lively atmosphere, Chai Kada is perfect for those looking to enjoy tea in a dynamic setting. The menu includes a variety of tea blends and light bites.

Specialties: Karak chai, masala chai, and herbal teas.

Location: MM Alam Road.

    7. Tea Studio

Description: A modern tea lounge with an artistic touch, Tea Studio offers a sophisticated tea-drinking experience. The decor is stylish, making it a great place to unwind.

Specialties: Signature chai blends, iced teas, and gourmet snacks.

Location: Gulberg III.

    8. English Tea House

Description: Combining the charm of a British tea house with local flavors, English Tea House offers a refined tea experience. The elegant setting is perfect for afternoon tea.

Specialties: English breakfast tea, Earl Grey, scones, and sandwiches.

Location: DHA and Gulberg.

    9. Karak Khel

Description: Known for its strong and flavorful karak chai, Karak Khel provides a simple yet inviting environment. It’s a great spot for tea lovers who appreciate a robust cup of tea.

Specialties: Karak chai, masala chai, and various local snacks.

Location: DHA Phase 5.

    Other cafes are: Chaye Dosti, Chaye Gossip, Chaye Hujra

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