Planter’s Tea Bar and Book Cafe in Gomti Nagar is a relaxed, quaint space for tea and book lovers, with decor inspired from mountain cafes with log wood tables and prayer flags. They’ve got inverted tea cups hanging as light holders on the ceiling, and more cup-and-saucers on their walls. But what’s really the lure is their tea menu, which includes so many different varieties from within India and outside, that tea lovers will be spoilt for choice.
There are tea shots, green teas in several unique flavours, Kulhad Chai, Darjeeling Chai, Mumbaiya Chai, Irani Chai, Masala Chai, iced teas, flower-infused teas and fruit-infused teas! And food, of course, to go with it.
Oolong Tea Shot: Served in miniature cups, for those who like their tea without milk.
White Rose Chamomile: A blend of rose, chamomile and tea. This delicate herbal tea tastes great, and will soothe your frayed nerves. Price: Rs. 140
Green Onjus: This orange flavoured iced tea is different from regular iced teas. Refreshing. Price: Rs. 130
Iced Teas: The Kalla Khattah teas are sweet and sour, with a pinch of garam masala. There’s a seasonal Falsa Tea, infused with the flavour of falsas. Price: Rs. 220
Lavender Latte: A lavender flavoured tea, served without milk, but a thick layer of cream on the top. Price: Rs. 140
Also recommended: Irani Chai and Rose Ooloong
If you are confused about what to order from the vast tea menu, you can ask for assistance. The owners are usually at the cafe to help you select.
Best time to visit: Anytime between 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. They open for breakfast.
Location: C-2/16, Vikas Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow