Kolkata is the tea capital of India and the stalls on Elgin Road sell the finest brews in the city: sugary, spicy chai in sustainable clay cups
Roadside tea makers are an institution in every corner of India. Their ramshackle assemblages of pots and pans bearing tea, sugar, spices and buffalo milk are the oil that greases the cogs of daily life. Chai dhabas in different states follow local recipes, about which customers are fiercely partisan. Of India’s great cities, Kolkata is the undisputed tea capital. Consignments of Assam and Darjeeling are shipped to Felixstowe and Hamburg from here, so it follows that its tea shacks should be the best. And those on Elgin Road sit at the top of the tree.
Source: The Guardian