New Outlet of The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall

I love tea. While others order soda, I look for iced tea on the menu. I will take a nice, steaming cup of Darjeeling tea, as opposed cappuccino, any day. Trust me, there’s nothing British about me, except my love for tea… and Harry Potter. That’s why, I was quite happy to learn that Kolkata’s favourite tea destination, Tea Trove, has come close to my home! Yes, I’m talking about the New Outlet of The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall, dedicated solely to ‘tea’-totallers!

New Outlet of The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall: JustODThings

New Outlet of The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall

New Outlet of The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall

My Love for Tea

All my life, my father has taught me to love tea in one particular way: a cup that’s prepared by soaking – not boiling – leaves in water, and without milk. Yes, it’s a bit of an acquired taste, but that’s how I have learned to enjoy my cuppa from my father, so much so that I now suffer from tepidophobia. I refuse to drink tea whenever I visit a friend or family member, and they lovingly – innocently – offer to make me some. They all think that I don’t like tea. They just don’t know that I’m a closeted tea snob.

Traditional Tea or Unique Mixes - All at the New Outlet of The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall: JustODThings

Traditional Tea or Unique Mixes – All at the New Outlet of The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall

The only homemade chai I have ever loved is the ginger tea that my students’ mum used to make for me on winter evenings when I went to tutor them. Other than that, masala chai has never worked for me. Over time, I have experimented with my tea concoctions, by adding lime, mint, honey, ginger, cumin, etc. to my ‘tea liquor’. It was not until I came across hibiscus tea and camomile tea that I realized that the term ‘tea’, also applies to an infusion of dried flowers and/or leaves of other aromatic plants, too!

The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall

Tea-Lover's Heaven - New Outlet of The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall: JustODThings

Tea-Lover’s Heaven – New Outlet of The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall

So, why am I talking about my love for the different kinds of tea? Because, as a self-proclaimed tea lover with an adventurous streak, I was convinced to attend the invitation to the opening of the New Outlet of The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall with my blogger friends from Panch Phoron. This cute little store is unlike their other outlets, because this one is not a spacious eatery, but a small tea store. You can either choose to buy the leaves, or enjoy a drink there, be it hot or chilled, while shopping.

The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall - Offering Prepared Drinks and Dry Leaves to 'Tea'-totallers: JustODThings

The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall – Offering Prepared Drinks and Dry Leaves to ‘Tea’-totallers

What excited me is the wide range of tea at Tea Trove, not just the traditional kind, but also other kinds, like jasmine tea, fruit mixes, etc.! I absolutely loved their Lavender Bliss. I tried its cold brew version, available in a cute glass jar. They also have popsicles, and needless to say, I preferred the tea-flavoured popsicle to the others though they also have a host of other, amazingly delicious flavours, too. But, the wild jasmine tea popsicle had an aromatic flavour that lasted in the mouth for a long time.

My Favourites at The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall - Wild Jasmine among the Delicious Popsicles, and Lavender Bliss Tea: JustODThings

My Favourites at The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall – Wild Jasmine among the Delicious Popsicles, and Lavender Bliss Tea

My Verdict

If you’re a tea-lover, and open to experimenting, the new outlet of The Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall is a must-visit. Take your pick from their collection, and they’ll teach you how to brew the best concoction to derive optimum flavour. Don’t forget to pick up some of the munchies to go with your cuppa, either! So, since winter is here, and it’s the season for something hot, why not some incredible tea? Be it the traditional, unadulterated flavours, or the interesting, natural ones, you’ll get it all here!

Everything from Tea Leaves to Tea Pots at the New Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall: JustODThings

Everything from Tea Leaves to Tea Pots at the New Tea Trove in Acropolis Mall

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  1. September 21, 2017

    […] are plenty of other items at Tea Trove that you can try, and I have talked about my favourites at Tea Trove Acropolis before. You can try plenty of other flavours of popsicles, shakes, and iced tea with a soda or a […]

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