Sharma Ji ki chai is still legendary in Lucknow, but tea lovers in the city have a host of new options to go to for their cup of tea. Different varieties of tea and a happy ambience to sip it in – that’s pretty much the USP of these places. Check out these places to tap into the trend:
BUN MAKKHAN CHAI
Although this tea point is a year old, it’s still quite our favourite . You won’t be able to decide whether to put this inside the category of a cafe or a tea stall, but who cares, as long as it serves the cup of chai we crave for, in the most economical price. Not just the tea, people love their sandwiches, Maggi and burgers as well.
NL recommends: Cinnanom tea, ginger tea, maggi cheese sandwich
Location: 1. Near Hotel Sandstone Inn, Puraniya, Aliganj, Lucknow 2. Outside Dream world Amusement Park, LDA colony, Lucknow 3. Near Haniman Crossing, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Timings: 6 am to 10 pm
TALAB THE CHAI JUNCTION
Best known for its masala chai, this newly open tea cafe is happily satiating Lucknow’s talab for chai! You get a chai for every personality or occasion here, be it rangbazi or bebaki; nasha or mohabbat. The blend of different spices in the right proportion, cooked under very specific directions makes this tea place every tea lovers’ delight.
NL recommends: Nawab Pasand, Nasha Hiran, Mohabbat-e-Residency, Paan shots
Location: Shop No C-130, Sahara Plaza, Patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Timings: 11 am to 10 pm
This place started as a small tea stall in 2017, Tea Vibe recently launched an outlet in the heart of Gomti Nagar. They claim they’ve got the perfect tea formula so that you get a perfect cup of chai every single time you head there: no zyada doodh, no kam chini. Right from the simple chai to their copyrighted Masala Chai, their menu has it all.
NL recommends: Ginger clove, Masala Chai, Chai latte
Location: Uday plaza, Vikas Khand 1, Vikas Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow
Timings: 9.30 am to 10 pm
SOOO TEA CAFE
We know that we always wanted a place that can serve you chai and pakodas all through the year. Well, this place is the save. Located in Kapoorthala market , this place serves all kinds of lip smacking pakodas like moong dal, onion, mirchi, paneer, mix veg etc with spicy chutneys to go along with your chai. You get different varieties of tea here too, like ginger, cardamom, masala, lemon, tulsi as per your taste and mood.
NL recommends: Tulsi and Ginger tea, Kulhad Tea, Mirchi Pakoda
Location: C 5, Ground Floor, Sahara India Bhawan, Kapoorthala, Aliganj, Lucknow
Timings: 10 am to 9 pm; Sundays 1 pm to 10 pm
Looking for chai and conversation? Head here for a relaxed ambience and great tea. The best thing about this place is their service – so quick! Not just hot tea, they also have some soups and a limited snacks menu.
NL recommends: Daalchini tea, Masala tea, Chilli potato
Location: Daliganj Crossing road, Band Mandi, Nirala Nagar, Lucknow
Timings: 6 am to 11 pm