Wednesday 28 June 2017

Tea Culture of the World: Take a sip of the World

The best part about being in Mumbai right now is the Monsoon. The breeze, rain, garma garam street food, marine drive, there’s so much to enjoy in this city. What we often forget in the chaos and midst all the crowd is taking out time for ourselves, spending it with family, friends, loved ones’, doing things which we love, sitting by the window watching the rain drizzle by and having a cup of hot tea. This is how I often envision my Monsoon weekends.

This weekend at home, we sipped on cups of tea from Tea Culture of the World. Last week, they had sent me a box of 8 different varieties of tea, each one with a health benefit. 

Firstly, I simply love this wooden box. Beautifully carved with their branding, sections to keep sachets of tea bags... Who wouldn’t love it? The box contains:

  • Rooibos
  • Imperial White
  • Kashmiri Kahwa
  • Darjeeling
  • Oolong
  • Sencha
  • Chamomile
  • Earl Grey

Each variety has a fragrance and flavour unique to its own. 

What the brand is all about:

Tea Culture of the World is a contemporary tea brand that brings the finest whole leaf teas and exotic blends from India and around the world to your teacup. Brewed with a consummate dose of passion, Tea Culture of the World endeavours to provide antidotes to hectic urban lifestyles and create a healthy and stimulating culture with the help of a refreshing cup of tea.

Whether you a connoisseur or just starting, you will find something to suit your palate 
with Tea Culture of the World. They have more than 80 varieties of Tea which includes their signature blends.

This is what I sipped on and thought about; scroll down to know about each variety I got to savour:

1)Rooibos: Grown exclusively in South Africa, the leaves of the rooibus plant give you a red brew that fills up your senses without overwhelming your palate. The flavour is mild and so is the fragrance, not too overwhelming which makes it my first choice among all.

Why it’s good for you:
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Rich in minerals
  • Relieves stomach complaints
2) Imperial WhiteYou pour hot water on the tea bag and it incessantly starts smelling of Jasmine. It is like drinking summer in the monsoon.


Why it’s good for you:
  • Rich in calcium
  • Reduces stress and blood pressure
3) Kashmiri Kahwa: I read the name on the sachet and thought of that brief time spent amidst the mountains of Jammu. I missed on the chance to try the Kashmiri Kahwa then, thank god for Tea Culture of the World for sending this now. This tea is a beautiful blend of cinnamon, cloves and cardamom and meant for early mornings with a newspaper in hand or a notebook when you are trying to write a poem or two. Fragrance is a plus point!

Why it’s good for you:
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Helps reduce signs of ageing
4) Darjeeling: What crosses your mind first when someone says Darjeeling? Well, all I can think of is Tea. Darjeeling is famous for those. This flavour has got a musky undertone and somehow tastes like my regular tea, just without milk. One should try this!

Why it’s good for you:
  • Aids weight loss
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Keeps teeth healthy
  • Improves productivity
5) Oolong: Earthy, sweet and delicate, this one hails all the way from China.

Why it’s good for you:
  • Aids in weight loss
  • Possesses anti-ageing properties
  • Improves kidney and spleen functions
  • Reduces tooth decay
  • Effective in atopic dermatitis
  • Increases potency
6)Sencha: This one’s from the land of Japan. Burst of sweetness, refreshing and mild taste. This one’s 2nd on my list.

Why it’s good for you:
  • Aids weight loss
  • Lowers cholesterol levels
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Helps reduce signs of ageing

7) Chamomile: Not for my taste bud though you might like it. The fragrance of the fresh and especially dried is quite evident in the fragrance and the taste.

Why it’s good for you:
  • Cure for insomnia and a great relaxant 
  • Regulates the menstrual cycle
  • Helps cure irritable bowel syndrome
  • Good for the kidney and spleen health
  • Soothes skin irritation
  • Helps expel worms and parasites in the stomach
  • Helps in rheumatism
  • Also known to relieve tooth aches.
8) Earl Grey: Looking for a good kick-start to the day? Earl Grey is one of the most popular black tea in the world and has a distinct aroma. Love oranges? This one’s for you!

Why it’s good for you:
  • Energy booster.
  • Enhances digestion. Earl Grey Tea can also aid digestion and digestion related problems
  • Dental benefits
  • Boosts immunity
  • Protects your heart from cholesterol
  • Weight loss
Which one would you prefer? You can shop for it directly from their website or gift it to your tea lover friend too!

Don't forget to tell us your views in the comments section below.

Keep cooking,


  1. I had got the same set and box and absolutely loved it. Went ahead and bought an apple oolong from the site which arrived today. Love the pics.

    1. That's great, Roshan.
      Thank you for reading and the appreciation! :)