Having Tea Abroad from TeaAbroad.com
This is me having tea abroad from teaabroad.com. Udaipur, India to be exact and Masala Chai for the tea my favourite and second of the day. I got quite addicted to Masala Chai and would have several a day. You can find Chaiwalas all over india in public places some mobile and some selling from small stalls at the side of the road. It’s fascinating to watch the Chaiwalas make their teas I have several videos that I’ll post at a later date. Each Chaiwala has a different take on the tea as so many different spices are used. I prefer the ones that had a bit more cinnamon and ginger in. Did I mention that its super cheap and often very sweet.
Masala chai is a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices and herbs. Originating in India, the beverage has gained worldwide popularity, becoming a feature in many coffee and tea houses. Although traditionally prepared by a decoction of green cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, ground ginger, and black peppercorn together with black tea leaves, retail versions include tea bags for infusion, instant powdered mixtures, and concentrates. In some places the term “chai” alone can refer to the beverage.
Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination. Known for its history, culture, scenic locations and the Rajput-era palaces, Udaipur was also voted as the best city in the world in 2009 by the Travel + Leisure magazine. More details on Udaipur from Wikipedia page.
Lake Pichola is an artificial fresh water lake, created in the year 1362 AD, named after the nearby Picholi village. It is one of the several contiguous lakes, and developed over the last few centuries in and around the famous Udaipur city. The lakes around Udaipur were primarily created by building dams to meet the drinking water and irrigation needs of the city and its neighborhood. Two islands, Jag Niwas and Jag Mandir are located within Pichola Lake, and have been developed with several palaces to provide views of the lake. More details on Lake Pichola on Wikipedia.