A promise of a one-of-a-kind tea experience is what the Cha bar (Oxford Bookstore, Connaught place) offers! Set in a prime location (facing Statesman House) inside the Oxford bookstore, this unconventional cafe will take you by surprise in many more ways than one!
I recently had the opportunity of indulging in the many items that their menu has to offer as part of a “Foodies meet”!! To begin with, the black and white ambience is strangely inviting and peaceful at the same time, its the ideal place to have a conversation over a cup of your favorite tea (a fair warning though: its tough to pick one here since they only have over 150 varieties to offer, I’m not kidding!!, and its likely that you have not tried over 90% of them!)
The most wonderful part about this tasting session was that they had made a specialised menu for us where different food items were paired with different types of tea!
I had the moroccan mint tea and the chicken caesar salad, the tea had a very soothing flavour of mint and it was so light that one could go and sipping it for hours, the salad had the right amount of dressing coupled with perfectly soft pieces of chicken!
Notice how interesting the kettle is? That’s another speciality of Cha Bar, not only do they serve you the best of the teas from around the world, they do it in style, they have a separate kettle for each tea, that means even the “Truck driver 100 mile ki cha” is served in typical tiny stacked glasses that one sees in dhabas located on the highway (and this one was served with some desi style pakodas!)
Also, on my way outside I happened to cross the area where they display the teasets, and I just had to capture this one for everyone to appreciate the beauty and the effort to put in by the owners of Cha Bar to make the customers experience memorable!
The Cha bar can also be classified into a mini bakery, as they serve a variety of baked desserts, I tried their flourless chocolate cake and fell in love with its “melt-in-the-mouth” texture and rich flavour!!
To sum up, go here for the mesmerizing tea and the beautiful teapots, the mouth-watering desserts, the friendly staff and make your everyday tea experience a lot more exciting!!