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A stopover at Dolly’s Tea Shop in Calcutta is a must

Long before the advent of tea lounges in India, a small tea outlet in a busy south Calcutta shopping complex blazed a new trail. It was perhaps the first shop where connoisseurs of tea - and there are plenty in Eastern India - could sample, sip and buy their favourite single origins and blends.

Dolly’s – The Tea Shop is the original tea retail point with a difference. Started back in 1989 by Dolly Roy, a tea taster and entrepreneur, this shop offers the finest teas from Darjeeling, Assam, Orissa, South India, the Nilgiris and Kangra Valley. Sourced directly from the gardens, the teas are stored in wooden chests and spooned out, blended, weighed and packed as per customer requirements.

“We have a wide variety of tea to suit every pocket,” says Dolly Roy. Besides, for those who want the tea service, there’s whole range of palate teasers. There’s Tea Fruit Cup, Tea Punch (laced with ginger ale and lemonade), Grapefruit Cooler, Pineapple Pitcher, Tea Slush, Mango Tea, Lemon Barley Tea, Tea Float (tea with a dollop of ice-cream and honey), Tea Shake, Tutti Frutti Tea (tea with fruit, ice-cream and jam), Ginger Tea, Tea Cocoa, Masala Chai, Cardamom Tea. There are special teas for every season. Refreshing iced tea for summer. Steaming hot cuppa for cold winter evenings. Spiced Lemon Tea for rainy days. Green Tea and Lemon Tea for the health conscious. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian sandwiches are made to order.

The décor is simple – the façade is that of a thatched hut; inside bright lanterns and candles add to the relaxed and friendly ambience. Most of all, it’s the rendezvous for tea lovers: every item in the shop speaks the language of tea – passionately.

Dolly’s Tea Shop is also known for innovative packaging. Teas for gifting get a special touch with jute, cane, bamboo and ceramic packaging. Bulk orders are also handled.

Contact: Dolly’s – The Tea Shop
G 62 Dakshinapan Shopping Complex
Gariahat Road South
Near Dhakuria Flyover
Kolkata – 700 068, India
Phone: 91-33-24224650

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