The smell of the mud cup is as tempting as the tea in it… when you hold a kulhad chai at Kolkata’s Sharma Tea House and sip it by the road side. It’s one of the most favourite hangouts of city’s morning walkers and a must visit for travelers. Even the fitness crazy can’t resist gorging on its lip smacking snacks that accompany the milky tea. “It’s worth the indulgence. We will work out harder to burn the calories tomorrow” – says a health-freak fan of Sharma Tea House. The experience of drinking tea here is enhanced by mouth watering specialties like club kachori, samosa, jalebi and neemki with masala mirch. The regular visitors, sharing common love for tea, make friends here and do charcha over a few cups, on hot topics- be it neighborhood gossips, cricket match, share bazaar, or political issues. Steaming hot kesar chai, paired with kachori and neemki, are the hottest sellers here. While adda is Kolkata’s character, perfectly brewed tea sets the mood for it. Whether it is monsoon mood or winter breeze, aroma of smoking tea in a kulhad is an instant recipe for happiness.

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