Tea in a bag

Tea in a bag, not a teabag …

GUJARAT, DAMAN, and DIU

Tea bag

In Porbandar, the city where Mahatma Gandhi was born, we found a small tea-stall.

As we drank our tiny cups of milky, spiced tea, we watched the chaiwallah filling narrow, cylindrical plastic tubes with hot tea. When these thin-walled short cylinders are almost filled, they are tied closed and handed to customers to drink elsewhere. Later, we learned that these popular thin plastic containers of ‘take-away’ tea pose a potential health hazard because the hot drink leaches toxic chemicals from the plastic. 

The picture above, which was taken in Ahmedabad, shows a portion of take-away tea in a bag rather than a tube. 

Just as in the UK, take-away and home delivery foods and drinks are becoming popular in India. There are many mobile ‘phone ‘apps’ that allow the customer to order the food or drinks in advance. Often, motorcyclists deliver what is ordered. In India, the Swiggy company does…

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1 thought on “Tea in a bag

  1. This is common in Malaysia. In KK, there used to be a guy who would wait at traffic lights with lots of the bags along one outstretched arm – I dunno how he managed to hold his arm out for so long. I occasionally have a bag of coffee or lime juice.

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