Who makes the best chai in India?
Piping hot cutting chai or a fragrant Irani brew?
A hot cup of Darjeeling in the monsoon, a Kashmiri Kahwa to warm you up on a winter’s day, or a pinch of elaichi to really shake things up. Tea is the national beverage for good reason. But when it comes to answering where you get the best chai in India, however, we’re left pretty stumped.
There’s just so much variety. From the aromatic Irani preparation to the little cups of cutting chai during your office break, it seems there’s a variety of chai for every mood and season.
We just couldn’t do pick the best chai in India, without risking a caffeine overdose.
Sometimes it’s best to leave it to the experts. We enlisted the tastebuds of chef Rachel Goenka and stand-up comedian Supriya Joshi for a taste test. Presenting them with just a few of the preparations from across India, deciding which was the best chai was a food fight unlike any other.
Goenka brought her culinary knowledge to the table, dissecting the many flavours and fragrances. Joshi’s quick wit and zany sense of humour make these two a dynamic duo with enough entertainment to get you through your coronavirus scare with a smile on your face.
And some of the best chai in India brewing in the pot.
They picked their winners, now tell us yours.