Had met Farida Ahmed, R K, Vineeth, Love, Mehul, Ekta and others at The Third Line for a great artistic event known as the Pecha-Kucha (see www.pechakucha.org for more information). Separate blog post on that!

After the event was over, all of us headed over to Movenpick Hotel, Oud Metha for a cuppa tea. Now the place we were headed to was not in the hotel, but actually a new tea serving joint that opened barely 4 days ago.Β 
Welcome to Dubai and the world – “Tea Junction”. Congratulations Shanil – you have the makings of a great hangout joint πŸ™‚
The place looks great – nice earthy warmth emanating from the environment in the cafe, great decor, comfy sofas, good music, and a tea menu that will leave you spell bound. This cafe can serve you a drink to suit your fancy – any tea in the world, in addition to coffees, iced teas, and tea based mocktails!! His food menu is just as impressive and the quality of food is fabulous!
I had a Moon chai – which is the foreign version of what Mumbaiiyas call a “Paani Kum” literally meaning less water. The tea was brewed to perfection.. great flavour – without the sugar, the sweetness of the leaves used was filtering through nicely! Fragrance was nice, and milk was just right in quantity. I savoured the tea – and I wanted to drink some more!!
Does it drill a hole in your pocket?? Hell no – 7 of us, 7 chais’s, 1 omlette (which Mehul said was “nice”), 1 BBQ turkey on a bun – which was nicely assembled and looked nice when served. I was too hungry to be patient to photograph it when it was served. I just gobbled it all in. All this was 65 AED!! Considering the serving size and the place we were in – it seemed reasonable. The food was satisfactory in quantity and flavour, and the chai’s are priced just right πŸ™‚

A few more photographs taken by FaridaΒ can be seen here.

A few additions are expected to the joint in the near future, and I wish Shanil and his team a bright and prosperous future with The Tea Junction.
I know I am going back soon – will you join me??

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