With more than 3,000 different varieties of tea around the world, it is the second most consumed beverage in the world. The likeability of tea resonates widely in India as well. There are more than 837,000 tonnes of tea consumption in India. It is cultivated from the fertile soils of Darjeeling, Assam and various other regions in South India.
In India, tea is more than just a beverage. It is an expression of emotions, a rhythm of life and shared love that binds many Indians. From early morning cutting chai that thousands of workers share at Tapri’s, to ‘shaam ki chai’ to rejuvenate, tea is there to fill up all the possible spaces in your life. Here are three major reasons why tea has become the go-to beverage in India:
Tea is everywhere:
Tea has been an essential element in the way Indians conduct business. From small scale businesses to big corporations, interviews, meetings and deals are finalised over a cup of tea. Our hospitality and servicing segment has also taken after the affinity of Indians towards tea as a beverage. While waiting for a salon appointment or in a lobby of a hotel, the most preferred and offered beverage is tea.
Unwind with tea:
Tea has calming properties. It is the perfect beverage to relax and rejuvenate. Different types of teas have several benefits. Tea is a go-to drink for us, at stressful times. Tea has always been a life-saver from headaches. Tea not only helps us to think clearly, but it also enables us to enjoy the moment. Tea also acts as an antidepressant and reduces tension.
A part of our culture:
Since the 12th century, tea has been integrated into our culture. Offering tea to guests has been a ritual that has been passed down from our ancestors. Even today, in every part of India, rural or urban, tea is served whenever someone visits. In some cultures, it has become a compulsion. Tea is affordable and accessible for every Indian, which adds to the love for this beverage.
There are infinite reasons why tea is the go-to beverage for Indians, but these are few basic reasons that make chai our beloved beverage.
Samaara Tea Box
Samaara Tea Box