A Historic Journey From Tea Cultivation To Adding A Dash Of Gujjuness

According to research, about 72% of Indians drinks Cha regularly.

But here’s a surprise… (are you ready for “Na Hoy” moment?) World’s 2nd most popular non-alcoholic drink and GujaraTea’s beloved Cha was firstly discovered in China!

Yes, our OG stress buster is not INDIAN!

Today we are taking a heritage walk in the world of tea. The itineraries will help you discover how Indians found their love at first sip and how GujaraTea added their Gujjuness to cha!

In case, if you feel you are running out of energy during this heritage walk, don’t hesitate to stop and sip your cha in-between!

The first stop is CHAina

According to the legends, somewhere around 2750 BC. A Chinese emperor Shen Nung accidentally discovered tea leaves while sitting under a wild tree. The leaves fell into his pot while he was boiling his drinking water. To his surprise, the water had flavours and upon further experimentation they also discovered medicinal properties.

And over a period of time China had created its monopoly over tea.

The second stop is full of ups and downs as we’re entering the British Raj

Building railway tracks is the second-best thing that they have done for India.

The first is introducing tea to us in the 19th century!

In order to break China’s tea monopoly, Sir Joseph Banks- a botanist, suggested that tea cultivation should carry out in India. After a little experimentation and decades later, they finally found the gold mine of tea in Assam in 1780.

The final stop is our Vibrant Gujarat

Gujarat played an important role in tea export because of the strategic locations of Surat’s and Bhavnagar’s ports. These ports not only help India economically but also help India to gain a dynamic position in world trade. (When it comes to business, no one can beat a GujaraTEA).

But you know, us GujaraTeas like to add a pinch of Gujjuness in everything we do! Be it modern day Khakhra Pizza or our favourite cha- we always make it ours.

The boring and bitter taste of Indian Tea met the spices and masala of GujaraTEA and that’s how Masala Tea was born! That fresh juice of Adark, a pinch of Ilachi, and many other ingredients changed the game of Cha, all over India. And yes, it was done by none other than GujaraTeas.

Cha became an integral part of Indian culture, including Gujarat. While in all states, the culture has embraced tea as a popular beverage consumed in homes, restaurants, and tea stalls across cities and towns. But in Gujarat it has become a symbol of hospitality in radiating through its culture, often served to guests as a gesture of welcome and warmth.

A Journey From Assam To Becoming A Kadak GujaraTEA

Being a GujaraTea is all about Cha, Charcha and having some more Cha throughout the day. The morning starts with Cha and Thepla, the afternoon slumber is beaten by a steamy cup and the night ends with the family having tea together.

But ever wonder where and how the favourite beverage of GujaraTEAs is coming from and how is it made?

If the answer is no, keep reading because we are about to spill the tea!

Somewhere between the tallest mountains of Aasam and our handpicked tea gardens from the same city, where the air is filled with the aroma of blossoming tea leaves, a remarkable journey begins. A journey that gives a Kadak start every day; the journey of fusing GujaraTEA flavours and culture in every cup and each sip of Tulsi Tea.

There is a saying in Gujarati “ફક્ત એક ઝવેરી જ હીરાને પરખી શકે છે.” Meaning only a jeweller can testify a diamond. And like a jeweller, we identify the best amongst the best tea leaves to ensure that each batch has a particular taste, flavour, aroma, and colour, because being a GujaraTEA is all about consistency and commitment to deliver qualiTEA.

Next is sorting, where each leaf is examined and separated based on their nuances, grades, appearance, and type. These leaves then move on to the next stage of blending, where we infuse innovation and technology with dash of GujaraTEAness to create a Kadak blend for Tulsi Tea consumers.

But the journey doesn’t end there…

Before we deliver Tulsi Tea to your doorsteps, each curated blend goes through strict quality check and once it’s given a Kadak signal, our fully automated state-of-the-art infrastructure packs Tulsi Tea to preserve the freshness.

And the last, but crucial part of this journey is being a part of your everyday life through a cup of tea. Be it a celebration or moments of solitude; being a GujaraTEA is always about building family-like bonds wherever we go. We share our culture when we offer a cup of tea. And by presenting each Tulsi Tea product, we are building such bonds that spread the GujaraTEA Rang across the heart of the nation.

The Art of Brewing A Perfect GujaraTEA Cup

Like Garba, Cha is never enough for GujaraTEAs. We always want one extra round, and we can have it anywhere and anytime! It is a tradition rooted in our DNA where everyone is welcomed regardless of who they are and where they come from!

In simple words, Cha is our way to show hopitaliTEA, love and care for people around us.

Everyone can make Cha, some even make Chai latte (eww) but not everyone can make a perfect GujaraTEA cup because it is an art and art require patience, practice, and ssome patience before your Cha finally smells like a letter from Saurashtra and swirls endlessly on garba beats.

We hope you are ready with a note and pen because we are about to spill the tea!

Follow the steps carefully.

First off comes tea leaves, not regular tea leaves. We are making GujaraTEA, so we must get the perfect colour and flavour profile. For instance, you can use our Tulsi Tea Gold or Tulsi Tea Brokens for an authentic Gujju taste.

Second, comes the masalas, so do a little spice hunting in your kitchen and look out for cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger and crush them like GujaraTEAs are crushing down their competitors in every business.

The third step is adding water. By adding water, we meant Matke ka water (pot water) 
Fourth is the art of measurements. One teaspoon of tea leaves per cup – not more, not less; just the exact amount.

The steeping is a delicate dance. Let the tea and spices groove in that boiling water for 3–5 minutes. Not 2 minutes, not 6 minutes – brewing GujaraTEA is all about timing.

Then comes the pampering – add hot milk and sweet sugar. Don’t worry if you add a little more than intended. We GujaraTEAs do not mind sweetness at all. That’s the secret behind our sweet personalities.

Finally straining cha-cha. Use a Chhanni to separate GujaraTEA gold from the dried-up spices and leaves.

And there you have it- the perfect GujaraTea cup that will make any GujaraTEA’s tastebuds dance like they are in a Falguni Pathak or Aditya Gadhvi concert!

Tulsi Tea- The Sip Of Calmness

GujaraTeas are a hardworking bunch of humans. We are constantly juggling between business, work and family responsibilities.  Our never-say-never attitude helps us fight against all the odds.

But there are times when we need a Kadak push to keep going regardless of the stressful day. That’s where our OG stress buster comes in -Tulsi Cha!

How in the world can a cup of Tulsi cha help someone to sip their worry away, you ask?

Cha is an art; it is science and everything in between.  And since you are looking for answers to how GujaraTea people drink Cha and keep calm every day!

Well, here is the tea and the science behind it!

Tulsi cha leaves are packed with a punch that keeps stress army way. All thanks to this magical amino acid called L-theanine.  This amino acid is the coolest in its family. In other words, is much like our very TulsiBen – The super chill and sassy aunt who is calm and collected yet isn’t afraid to speak her mind.

When you are overwhelmed or stressed, your brainwaves are a little all over the place. And that’s when TulsiBen with her quick wit releases alpha waves to make your brain feel relaxed.

But wait, there is more tea (Such a GujaraTea thing!)

Tulsi Tea is loaded with antioxidants. Think of it as an army defending your wellness. The army is trained to kill stress and stop inflammation from entering your body.

That’s the science behind it. But it is also the art of marking cha for yourself that helps you relax. The refreshing smell, the sound of tea filling up, that perfect eye-soothing colour inside the cup, the warm hug from of your favourite mug, and finally the Kadak sips.

It feels like someone has hit a pause button and now you have the time to enjoy these little moments of life that we often miss out on.

So next time you feel like you cannot handle the stress, help yourself with a calming cup of Tulsi Cha.

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