Monday, January 09, 2012

Lucky Tea Stall, Old City Ahmedabad

Diagonally opposite the House of MG in Ahmedabad, across the busy road is Lucky Tea Stall.
enjoying the maska bun jam...

Gujaratis take their cup of tea quite seriously and their saucers too.
We observed that even the hole-in-the-wall tea stalls served their tea in a cup & saucer. Piping hot tea would be poured into saucer, blown, made into a drinkable temperature and then sipped.

Lucky Tea Stall too served their tea in floral-print cup and saucer.
lucky cups in lucky tea stall..

This popular tea stall was apparently the favourite haunt of eminent painter M.F. Hussain.
at the tea stall...

The speciality here is the masala tea & maska (butter) bun jam.
menu board...

We opted for marie biscuits to dunk in our tea...
tea & biscuit...

We sat on a table next to two beautifully decorated Muslim tombs inside the stall enjoying the camaraderie of past and present lovers of chai:-)
satisfied cup...

5 comments:

Prachee said...

I am from ahmedabad and I know for a fact that tea in only cup without saucer is incomplete...they enjoy having tea in the saucer more then the cup. the slurp sound effect would be an added fun ;)

bhumika said...

Lucky has been around for ages. And the fact that it has tombs within the stall is what makes it so fascinating. Some people go there just to see if it's for real. I would have recommended muska bun over marie biscuits :)

Prashant Bhardwaj said...

chai ho to aise... nahin to nahin :)

Amithigirl said...

How well you have captured the essence of the place and the art of drinking tea...love it:)

LĂșcia said...

Love the way the man looked at you in the first shot!
Cool blog, congratulations for your beautiful work Archana. :)