The five colour tea ( 5 colour / layer tea ) Srimongal Bangladesh



Inventor Romash Ram Gour is holding his proud creation.


Please note: that is NOT my hand, the guy who invented the drink is holding it for me.


I have recently made a tour to the Finlays Tea garden and this is where my photo begins. I will update everyday from that series.


“Nilkantha Tea Cabin” is located in Ramnagar Monipuri Para in Srimangal(near Sylhet) started its business in 2003. Inventor Romash Ram Gour told me it took him almost two years to come up with this formula. This tea has five different blends on top of each other’s as layers and each taste different. Top layer tea is green tea, 2nd is type BT-1, 3rd is BT-2, 4th is again green tea and at the bottom it has clone tea. His trick is to boil those teas into different temperature and pours those into non mixable layers.


He told me about the ingredients without any hesitation; but totally refused to show me the process of making layers. This is very much understandable since he makes this tea inside locked doors where only he himself is allowed.


I was very excited to taste it since this is not a regular drink and certainly I have never heard or seen layers in tea before. His tea cabin got packed as soon as it opened and inventor/chef got busy himself making it. I ordered for the main attraction which is obviously the “five colour tea” with a loud voice. There were people like me in the cabin; few foreigners were there as well. Everyone had the same enthusiasm.


It arrived after couple of minutes later. For such grand tea formula, the tea glasses were very ordinary. They bring the glasses inside another glass full of warm water so that tea stays warm. I hurriedly drunk the big one (5 colour). 1st layer was spicy and rest was milk/ginger/lemon etc. The layers didn’t get mixed while I was drinking from the glass. It wasn’t hot like a normal milk tea.


This tea cabin only serves tea, nothing else. Then again it doesn’t need to sell anything else either, people only come here for the interesting tea. But if you want snacks to go with it, there is a small shop next to it where you can find cookies to mint gums.


In my brief interview with Romash Ram, I asked if he wants to expand to other places. His simple answer was NO. He is used to getting big offers from big cities in Bangladesh along with different countries, but the fear of losing his trade secret made him cautious.


A glass of five colour tea would cost 50BDT($1=70BDT), however if you want to drink it, you have to think about adding your travel cost with it.


It’s not a regular drink, but it would be fun to try it for once.



Lens: Sigma Zoom Telephoto 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro

Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XTi

Location: Sylhet, Bangladesh


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  • Poezemarieke is back :-) PRO 7y

    Wow, wow, what's the cost of a simple tea nowadays, ten years ago it was only 5BDT, so how much now? This one looks rather expensive, isn't it?
  • Shabbir Ferdous 7y

    Poezemarieke a cup of tea in street would cost around 4BDT ... just a simple cup. 10 years ago it was probably 1 to 2 BDT .. may be you got ripped off ... lol

    this drink can only be found in srimongal, nowhere else on earth for sure
  • Devi Jagannathan 7y

    great shot ..colourful ;-)
  • John Van Nijen 7y

    It looks very tasty!
  • Mrs.Jenkins~So long~It was fun :o) Take care 7y

    Very interesting, I'd love to try it too! And I love your capture. You can see the colors and the layers so clearly and I like that the maker is holding it. His hand shows his hard labor in the tea fields and the drink shows the joy of it. TFS!
  • Wind LaSS PRO 7y

    Oooh,yuMmmm !
    Maybe one day........
  • Brenda Benoît PRO 7y

    I would love to try this !
  • Sajjad Ali Qureshi PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called SAARC Photographers Club, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • PRO 7y

    Sounds very interesting!
  • Ilaria Rosa 7y

    Wahoo: the hand, the colors! Amazing.
  • Edyta @}'----- 7y

    that's very interesting. I never heard of multi-layered tea, and I am a great fan of tea drinking
  • Paras A Allana [without a camera now] 7y

    just recently heard abt it.
  • Taher Uddin 7y

    Nice thing, I am aggressive to test it soon. Could you give me the location where it is available?
  • Sally Kamille 7y

    Where can I buy that tea? :D
  • .Jes 6y

    Would love to have a sip of this...

    Different colors with different taste....If you want to take taste of 2 to 7 layers tea...visit Sreemangal/Bangladesh. 3 restaurants serving different places in sreemangal(Tea Capital of Bangladesh).
  • Philipp Berndt 6y

    lovely, great colors!
  • gone- 6y

  • adnan** 6y

    I'm going to Srimongal the day after tomorrow. Thanks for the information in advance. I'll also taste it and yes it's the main attraction to visit the place.
  • Nahidlink 4y

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