Team it with tea – The Hindu

Tea in its modern avatar has gone beyond orthodox accompaniments and stodgy old methods

In a café in Hyderabad, if you hear someone saying, ‘chai latte’, it doesn’t necessarily mean they are ordering chai. It’s a sign that they are enviably on trend.

Tepidophobia is real. The beverage has come a long way since the time it was accidentally discovered by a Chinese traveller. From hand-twisted to rolled bags, tea has travelled from hot pots to chilled goblets. It has also been paired with a host of other ingredients, apart from milk and sugar. In the process, it has found great company in the form of fine spirits. The evolution is so vast that some teas have replaced sugar with chilli.

Source: Team it with tea – The Hindu