Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Around Delhi: Sancha-tea-shop

The office of Hans in Daryaganj always kept its doors open for new writers,that’s why my daughter is regular visitor of dariyaganj since long. Along with her literary interests old Delhi's mystical charm draws her to the kuchas and gallis of this part, time and again. As per her interest and on her friend Gogi Saroj Pal ’s advice she dug another gem. A different one from the chaat, kheer or the bedmi puri kinds. She’s been visiting Aap ki Pasand tea boutique by San-cha since a few years.

Darjeeling Black Tea served here is homegrown and speaks volumes of the city's rich tea heritage. It's refreshing to see   a brave local businessman Mr Sanjay Kapur who's company Sancha offers over 35 successful SKUs which include unique single estate teas and blends of Indian varietal teas & teas with natural spices/herbs.
 Aap Ki Pasand has built its worldwide reputation as exporters of fresh teas through skill sets that enable the team of tea tasters to choose the finest teas from selected tea gardens  of Darjeeling that have a longer shelf life. Darjeeling,  a city whose heritage is strongly identified with tea farming, trade and export.

There is no real evidence that signifies green tea to be better than black. In fact, Sancha's First Flush Darjeeling Black Tea selection which Mr Kapur describes as world's finest Darjeeling cuppa is very high in anti oxidants. It turns out that the PM took this tea as the Indian State's Gift to the Emperor of Japan early this year.
I also happened to visit the tea boutique with my daughter. I tasted the jasmine tea, the ginger tea with sugar. On Nov 19 this year my sis (she had an appointment with  Chaudhary Eye Center here) accompanied me at Sancha. She tasted green tea, first time here.  And she is certainly going back for more.

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