TEA – the quintessential Indian drink. Although world cultures may stake their own claims on this global drink, any self-respecting true blue Indian shall tell you what tea means to him. From a “cutting” shared with friends and near ones to a s

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Humari Shuruaat

Alkesh Chopada is an unassuming person who, despite his training and vocation as a pharmacist with more than two decade’s worth of experience, has interests beyond a conventional outlook. In his own words, he is a “Tea Aficionado.” In other words, he is a sucker for good tea.

Growing up in a traditional family, with strong social and cultural bearings, he always saw guests at his home while growing up. And with guests came his mother’s special tea. Spiked with handmade masala (spice mix), her tea was highly popular amongst visitors of the Chopada household.

Alkesh learned to make tea from a very young age and through his passion for this deceptively simple, yet delicately complex, preparation, he slowly became a master tea-maker himself. He loved making tea for friends and guests who would visit him and even while he was visiting other people’s homes, he would gently make way into the kitchen where he would make tea for everyone.

Tea has ever been an inherent part of Alkesh’s life and when confronted with the predicament of not being able to enjoy his kind of tea at star-rated hotels across the country during his sojourns, he would give vent to his inner plight by proclaiming that one day, “he would open a chai tapri!”

This thought found resonance with his better half and after months of planning and perfecting the right kind of tea, Chai Tapri was born. Today, a proud Alkesh stands at the steps of his brainchild and welcomes families, college goers, school kids and elders who flock Chai Tapri to enjoy the taste of tapritea in a spartan, yet homely, setting they feel comfortable in.

Why us

Chai se Shuruaat!” proclaims the banner at Chai Tapri. This simple phrase embodies the Indian ethos of starting all good things (or anything!) with tea. Serving tea at a home is a sign of the beginning of a fruitful and invigorating conversation. It is a sign that the guest is welcome at the home. We love to get on with an endeavour after a refreshing cup of tea. It’s energizing, stimulating and health benefits apart,

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