India Trip Day 14 / Buying Indian Tea At Mittal Teas (Delhi)


We have so many packets of tea at home.  Tea seems to be something lots of people think of taking to friend’s house or giving as a little present, and we get given a lot of tea, but you can use only small amount of tea leaves at a time and we seem to be accumulating so much.  Even so, I cannot resist buying some myself when I get a chance!

ということで、インドといえば紅茶、インドではあまりお買い物の収穫がなかったのでここはせめて紅茶くらいは買って帰りたい、と、デリーの最終日に買う予定でした。行くつもりだった紅茶屋さんが閉店してしまっているらしく、エージェントの方やお料理教室の先生にご相談して教えていただいた「Mittal Teas」に行きました。日本でも知られているようなので、品質は確かだろうということで。でも、お店があったビルはなんだかちょっと足を踏み入れるのが怖い感じのビルで、「本当にこんなところにあるの?」とビクビクしながら探しました。幸いガイドさんが一緒だったので、心強かったです。見つかりましたが、おしゃれぽいお店では全くなく、ローカルっぽいお店でした。

I really wanted to get some tea from India as lots of high quality tea comes from there.  I had a tea shop in my list of places to go but our agent told me that it looks like it’s closed permanently now  so I asked if he or the cooking teacher has any recommendations for alternatives and was suggested to go to “Mittal Teas”.  It has a branch in Japan and seems to have a good reputation so we decided to go there.  The building where the shop was in looked sort of deserted, which made us feel a little scared, but having a guide helped us feel better.  We did find the shop and it looked OK.  It’s not a fancy tea shop with beautiful packages etc. though.  Quite a basic looking shop.




去年のものはありましたが、まだ今年のファーストフラッシュは出ていない時期なのでセカンドフラッシュの最上級のもの(Rare Muscatel)、アッサム、ニルギリを試飲させていただきました。あまり時間がなかったのが残念でした。Rare Muscatel は少量しか収穫できないマスカットのような香りと味がするセカンドフラッシュのダージリンのことです。

They had an almost year old First Flush Darjeeling, but it’s not time yet for this year’s so we tried the best quality Second Flush Darjeeling (Rare Muscatel), Assam and also Nilgiri.  Rare Muscatel is, as the name suggests, very rare high quality tea that has muscat-like aroma and flavour.













Unfortunately we didn’t have much time but we tried 3 teas, bought some for ourselves and some for my friends and headed to our hotel to take their Art Tour.


Mittal Teas
GF-6 New Delhi House
27, Barakhamba Road
New Delhi
Delhi 110001, India





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