Delhi Gurgaon Noida

The Best Masala Chai In Delhi


The best Masala Chai in Delhi. Be it Adrak Elaichi Chai or Kullhad Chai in Delhi, these are the 10 best places for Chai in New Delhi.

We all know that some of the best teas in Delhi is served on roadside stalls. Served pipping hot in crystal glass or earthen pot, the aroma of Masala Chai is simply irresistible.

Firdaus Mithai Shop

  • Mirza Ghalib Haveli, Old Delhi

In the narrow lanes of Old Delhi, near Mirza Ghalib’s Haveli, one can enjoy a cup of tea at Firdaus Mithai Shop. The shop has been selling Masala Chai {Indian Tea} for over 60 years. A cup of pipping hot Tea is made fresh with lots of milky, water and Cardamom and is served in a glass tumbler or kullhad. Ask for extra malai for a much richer, creamier tea.

Mr. Laxman Rao

  • Adjacent to Hindi Bhawan, Near Bal Bhavan, New Delhi

Mr. Laxman Rao is one of the most famous tea sellers in Delhi. This Delhi roadside chaiwalla is an author and has penned down 24 books. Lovingly known as Rao Saheb, he runs his tea stall on the footpath in front of Hindi Bhavan. The tea sold here is a basic one, but the story behind the place and the owner {Mr. Laxman Rao} is extraordinary. Don’t forget to buy a book, which are based on real-life stories of his customers. Mr. Laxman Rao has his own Blog, Facebook and Wikipedia Page.

Rajuda’s Tea Shop

  • Market 1, Chittaranjan Park

Rajuda’s Tea Shop, popularly known as The Singing Tree Tea Shop is a wonderful teas joint in CR Park. The place serves Masala Chai in its true sense and different varieties of tea are available here. The taste here gives you a nostalgic feel. Pair your glass of Masala Chai with some crispy biscuits or Mathri.

Kailash Chand Jain Chai Wale

  • Shop No 1263, Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi

The shop is a renowned name in Old Delhi’s tea business. Kailash Chand Jain Chai Wale in Chandni Chowk is said to have remedies for jaundice, Hepatitis B and C. Their Masala Chai is so flavorful and full of Indians spices and Herbs. They add Almonds and Saffron into the Tea which enhances its medicinal value. For a different flavor have their special masala Chai made with Saffron, Nutmegs, Cardamom and Ginger. Grab a slice of Mathri {Biscuits} to go along with the Chai.

Cha Bar

  • Oxford Bookstore, N Block, Connaught Place

One of the most popular book-cafes in Central Delhi. Cha Bar offers more than over 150 varieties of tea, such as Hindustani Tea, Single Estate Assam Tea, Darjeeling Tea, Nilgiri Tea, Kangra Spring Tea, Flowering Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea and Herbal Tea. One must try Truck Driver 100 Mile Ki Chai, Pengaree Pekoe Tea and Indian Herbal Tea. The Truck Driver 100 Mile Ki Chai is a strong clove and ginger chai (Indian tea), prepared with milk. This variant is one of the best Ginger Teas in the city. The flavor of clove and ginger are mixed in the best-possible way. Be it the flavor or rich aroma, everything about the tea is enticing. The Cafe also serves best of Teas from China, Nepal and Ceylon.

JP Tea Stall

  • Delhi School of Economics, North Campus, New Delhi

As Tom Uncle is renowned for its Maggi, so is JP Tea Stall popular for its Masala Chai {Elaichi wali Desi Chai}. Almost every DU student across North Campus is familiar of this place for their special Cardamom tea  and Lemon Tea. The place is equally popular amongst professors, students and college staff.

Cover Image via Flickr {Scott Dexter:}