Garam Chai

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    What keeps a city of 16 million people going you ask?
    The answer is not coffee but copious amounts of Masala Chai. A simmering concoction of freshly made chai is hot, creamy, fragrant with black tea, fresh cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, peppercorns and enough sugar to bring out the spice flavor.

    This robust aroma of hot spicy sweetness personifies India and in a sense Bombay as well. Chaiwallahs [chai sellers] line Mumbai's bustling streets doing brisk business as Mumbaikers [denizens of Mumbai] young and old greedily slurp the beverage in small clear thick rimmed glasses.

    missmarple79, 0olong, mundane madness, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. namielus 113 months ago | reply

      getting closer to 20 I think.

    2. Gurugo 113 months ago | reply

      tasty... I love a good chai, or a sugar cane juice in the heat. Can't wait to go back to India (in a few weeks)!

    3. Devotica 113 months ago | reply

      would've LOVED to see more of the chai glasses than the profile in view

    4. Dick Verton 113 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot, nice composition!

    5. Neshamah Spirit Art 113 months ago | reply

      yum-yum, your description makes it sound extra delicious!

    6. bindifry 113 months ago | reply

      fabulous as usual!

    7. _sahir [deleted] 112 months ago | reply

      this brings back memories - shopkeepers used to serve valued customer tea like this to keep them in the shops longer.

    8. TomMarkey 112 months ago | reply

      Good! Nice shot!

    9. n.1 112 months ago | reply

      What i love too much is the expression. He's on a mission to deliver THE CHAI - the eternal solution.

    10. Claude Renault Photography 111 months ago | reply

      great shot..
      i have to go back;..

    11. s h u b h i 111 months ago | reply

      nice picture n very well described. damn gud- i see mumbai as i read thru your words.

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