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Cha: the perfect recipe and fix!

  • Marzan Jamia
  • Marzan Jamia
  • 11 Aug 2019

“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; if you are depressed, it will cheer you; if you are excited, it will calm you”

 – William Ewart Gladstone


Something about tea, it is but a hug in a cup and definitely something Bengalis cannot do without starting right from their evening rendezvous to midnight gossips. Cha fits everywhere. There is this clichéd memory we all grew up of full houses with laughter ringing with mom and aunties bringing in gourmet food while uncles and other members of the family discussing politics and cricket over cups of mildly sweet tasting milk tea.

While this is mostly a scene relatable to the 90s, the millennial took the love for tea to the global level and we are familiar with tea of all kind!


They taste light and good, do even better!

Green Tea

Promotes brain function, prevents bloating, acne and allergies. Helps weight loss.

Peppermint Tea

Remedy for bloating, nausea, PMS, bad breath.


Promotes weight loss. Boosts metabolism.


Burns belly fat, immunity booster and detoxifier.

White Tea

Beneficial for stress, weight loss and detoxification.


Beneficial for sleep, headache, anxiety and bloating.


Best for high blood pressure and respiratory diseases.


Enhance immune system, fight inflammation and cold.



Treat anxiety, weight loss and headache.


Reduce bloating, cold, upset stomach and sore throat.


The Home Tea

If we are talking more mainstream, the cha that comes to us naturally at ‘tong-er dokan’ has all the charm too. We are so well accustomed with ‘dudh cha’ and the perfect recipe of it goes hand in hand with that extra layer of cream and that extra spoon of condensed milk sweetening it to the point of being called nectar – “Malai Cha”! It is something that makes rainy days poetic. The romance of Bengalis and cha is eternal and, we even have an entire district dedicated to tea – Sylhet. If you go there, DO NOT miss out on the ‘7-layer tea’!


The Fancy

Thanks to the growing food industry of Dhaka and bank services like City Alo Debit Card, you do not have to travel all the way to London to try London Fog Earl Grey Tea Latte! You will surely be missing out on their traditional tea sipping etiquettes like pouring the tea into a china cup from the teapot, stir in the milk using back and forth circular motion and sip like a royal keeping the spoon away from the sides but sitting inside a top notch hotel here in Dhaka can give you some vibe of it.


The Weekend Tea

And, the list goes on to explore for which all you need is maybe your girl gang on some weekend and indulge in Chocolate Tea, Cinnamon Rose Tea with Milk and Honey as well as Cinnamon Vanilla Tea!

Who knew that once upon a time a quick warm drink drank as an essential would actually have a whole lifestyle and experience around it? With more restaurants bringing in fine tea drinking experience, do not forget to find out more about your money spending liberty at https://cityalo.com/.

Indulge better, for it’s your cup of tea!

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