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Soon the city will be covered in small, twinkling fairy lights and it’s only fair that Mumbai is equipped with the right beverage to support that warm, fuzzy festive feeling.

Enter Sancha Tea Boutique, India’s oldest artisanal tea brand, whose online store makes it super convenient to shop tea with real herbs and spices; whose boutiques – 9 in India, including one at Kala Ghoda and Bandra (W) – allow you to stop by with friends – and their gifting service means that you will be the talk of every party.

Sancha Tea House makes a great case to get your next set of Diwali and Christmas gifts here, including the option to customise; gorgeous gift boxes; and exotic teas that make for the perfect presents. In fact, they’re wrapping up giant corporate orders as we speak.

If you step into Sancha’s boutiques, experts will be at hand to help you put together a package based on your giftee’s tastes – full floral selection boxes; those that hold peppermint, Moroccan mint and lavender mint; and of course, turmeric chai for the trendy ones. These are selected by master tea tasters with over 40 years of experience in the field. And lastly, former Prime Minsters and Presidents of India have gifted Sancha tea on their official overseas visits, since the 1980s. This is the point where you sigh over their chai!

And to go with your teas, you can also shop (online and offline) for Sancha teapots, tea cosies, infusers, iced tea bottles, English floral trays, milk jugs and tea tidys.

Sounds like the full package!

Getting there: Sancha Tea Boutique Kalaghoda, 2 A Machinery House, Rope Walk Lane (next to Kalaghoda Café), Kalaghoda, Fort, call 40020854 and 9811828681. Open all days, 12 noon to 9 pm.

Sancha Tea Boutique Bandra, Marian Ville, St. John Baptist Road (turn left from Chapel Road), Bandra West, call 26400840 and 9811828681. Open Tuesday to Sunday 12 noon to 9 pm (Monday Closed).

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