Chai, Chamomile Tea, Green Tea, Jasmine Tea, Oolong Tea, Peppermint Tea, Yerba Mate and lots more. What else? On this International Tea Day, you cannot forget the mix of cutting chai in Mumbai, the day is incomplete without a cup of chai, that’s the special bond we share with tea.

At first, cutting chai was advertised at ‘tapri’ or chai stalls, but presently several cutting chai cafes are serving along with snacks. Cutting chai is more often delightful with Khari biscuits, bun maska, bhajiya pav or vada pav. Tea stalls are found at every corner within the city. The cutting chai is by and large served in extraordinary special measured glasses which are small.

Sudhir Malhotra, Owner of Café Chai Bar stated that people more often have 2-3 cups of tea in a day. Thus, the concept of cutting chai came up; it was drinking a half container so merely might drink many cups in a day. Chai with different snack options like fresh matthi, buttery naankhatai, the popular vada pav with samosa. He added saying that considering the small amount, cutting chai ought to be flavourful and fragrant. It has perfect blend of spices, aroma and strength that one falls in love with just one sip. There are mixes different types of tea leaves that add flavours like elaichi, saunf, lemongrass and adrak.

Tea is brewed with tea leaves, ginger, cardamom or any other flavouring ingredient with milk. It is boiled for a longer period of time, around a min or two extra to make it kadak (strong) conjointly including all the flavors.

Twitter is pouring love for tea by celebrating the International Tea Day today with creative tweets and memes.

IAS Supriya Sahu saluted the unsung women heroes working in all adverse weather conditions for an energetic morning tea.

International Tea Day, observed annually on December 15 is celebrated since 2005 in tea producing countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda, India and Tanzania. It aims to draw global attention from Governments and citizens to the impact of the global tea trade on workers.