What would you like with your tea? Either a hot, piping cuppa of well boiled masala chai, or green tea, or even a cup of chilled chai?
We recently put up a picture of a cup of tea on our Facebook page, asking our readers for their recommendations for what goes best with chai. We’ve received some great suggestions – some already known, some intriguingly fresh.
Fill in the blank with your answer, we said: Nothing can beat the chai and _____ ka combination. The answers were many, and interesting. Now you have a whole list of things that can accompany the humble and ubiquitous tea.
There was a whole range of snacks and short eats suggested.
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Bun Maska, Bourbon biscuits, toast, khaari, ParleG biscuits, Vita Marie Gold Biscuit, Marie biscuits, rusks, pakoras, vada pav, poha, sandwiches, bread n butter, even boiled eggs!
Of these, pakoras, samosas, and Marie biscuits got the most votes.
Some were very specific about where and how, and with what they liked their chai.
Amita Jagota invokes drinking tea with a warm razai to keep her warm in winters, while Tea and my poem, says Manisha Rathod.
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Radha Venkat would love some gossip with her chai, and Sumana Mukherjee some gupshup. Vrinda Kanani misses the camaraderie at work, and said chai and hum teachers ki charcha in the break time. While Ashwini Shinde too wants wants her chai with her chai lover besties. Best way in my opinion, at least – what say, Pragati?
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Jaya Sekhar wants chai with Kishore and Rafi songs. Richa Jindal would like chai in foggy weather with cold wind, while Manisha Tibrewal is very specific when she says that she would like chai, and balcony se aati baarish ki baucharon ke saath romantic gaane (chai with rain showers coming in from the balcony, with some romantic songs). Sigh.
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Vaijayanthi Hegde said books to read with khari to dip. For Rajkumari Sahane-Dhumal, it is Chai and me time combination, while Niharika Sharma swears by chai with Haldiram bhujia and mom’s company.
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Women’s Web founder- editor Aparna Vedapuri Singh likes her chai sitting on the balcony with her husband.
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Swati Singh says the morning sun with masala chai, biscuits and music would be heaven, while Piya Gajbe stands by ‘ek pyali chai aur sukoon wali khamoshi’ (a cup of tea with a peaceful silence). I’m inclined to agree.
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What about you? What would you like?
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