Tea & Holiday Treats: A Festive Twist to Your Tea Routine

All across the world, the holidays bring with it treats that make this time of the year even more special. In India, whether it’s Christmas, or Diwali, the air is filled with a certain anticipation of the festivities that are about to begin. Although these celebrations are generally accompanied with alcohol, there are several dishes […]

Read More Published On  November 9, 2018

Tips for Hosting a Diwali Brunch

Diwali is around the corner, and while there are myriad social obligations to attend to, hosting a fun brunch is a good way to get into the swing of things. Having friends over for brunch offers flexibility in many ways – in terms of the duration of the brunch (do you want to linger over […]

Read More Published On  November 1, 2018

Teas for every hour: night time teas

We have all been told some time in our lives that if we can’t sleep, we should drink a warm glass of milk. However, that may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Teas on the other hand, come in a variety of flavours, and contrary to popular belief, there are several zero or low caffeine […]

Read More Published On  October 18, 2018

Teas for every hour: Evening brews

Evening teas in an Indian context are often restricted to spiced tea or masala chai. Tea in most cultures forms the centre of conversation and camaraderie. In the Indian culture, tea forms the centre of everything from first dates to tête-à-têtes among friends and family members alike.As something that is so intrinsic to our culture […]

Read More Published On  October 9, 2018

Teas for Every Hour: Your Guide to Afternoon Tea

This article is the second in the series of the Hillcart Tales’ guide to different teas for the morning, afternoon, evening, and night. Below, we explore teas on a spectrum of flavour and caffeine content to sustain you through a sleepy afternoon. The lunch hour on weekdays is a break that every employee looks forward […]

Read More Published On  October 4, 2018

Loose-Leaf Tea or Teabags – which do you prefer?

Tea is a personal choice and almost everyone has an opinion on what makes a perfect cup. The debate about loose-leaf tea vs. teabag has been going on for a while. So, are you a teabag person or do you prefer loose-leaf tea? Reading the leaves Loose-leaf tea contains whole tea leaves and buds that […]

Read More Published On  September 27, 2018

Teas for Every Hour: Your Guide to Morning Tea

  This article is the first in the series of the Hillcart Tales’ guide to different teas for the morning, afternoon, evening, and night. Below, we explore teas on a spectrum of flavour and caffeine content to compliment your breakfast. The next time you buy tea, think about it as a lifestyle choice rather than […]

Read More Published On  September 13, 2018

How to Brew Loose-Leaf Tea like a Connoisseur

  There are few pleasures in life like perfectly brewed tea.  A good cup of tea can be a sensual journey awakening the senses of sight, smell, and taste. Most of us have likely grown up drinking chai, that unique Indian way of making tea by boiling with milk and sugar, often adding an assortment […]

Read More Published On  September 6, 2018

How to Make the Perfect Iced Tea

We may be well past summer, but in a warm and humid (for the most part) country like India, there’s rarely a bad time for a tall, cold glass of iced tea. While premixed iced tea is readily available in cafés and supermarkets, it’s usually too sweet and syrupy. But it’s easy enough to make […]

Read More Published On  August 30, 2018

London’s Best Afternoon Teas

No trip to London can be complete without indulging in afternoon tea, an elaborate tea ritual that has been in vogue in Britain since the mid-19th century. It evolved as a mini meal to stem hunger between lunch and supper. Here’s where to indulge in this tradition on your next trip to London. The Ritz […]

Read More Published On  August 23, 2018