The Great Indian Chai Experience - OceanO at Srirangapatna on the Bangalore-Mysore Road

We were on our way from Delhi to Wayanad. And to reach Wayanad, we had landed in Bangalore and taken a local bus to Sultan's Battery in Wayanad. It turned out to be a long journey and the only beverage we had was at the Delhi Airpot at 6am. You can read about it here

So, you can probably see why we were dying for a decent cup of tea by 3:00pm when our bus stopped for lunch at a restaurant called OceanO at Srirangapatna on the Bangalore Mysore Road. After finishing off a plate of chicken biryani, Vijay asked the conductor whether we had time for a cup of tea. To our delight he said we had plenty of time. we confirmed And we ordered two cups of chai. The vendor had pre-prepared tea in a flask and he quickly poured it in two cups and handed the cups to us.  

Following are our observations about it:

Serving: Tiny. Should have been double the amount.

Temperature: Just hot enough. Not too hot, so as to burn the tongue, and not too cold as well. 

Appearance: perfect orangish brown.

Aroma: Nice fragrance of the tea-leaves plus a waft of Cardamom 

Taste: Really good. Taste-wise it was the best Great Indian Chai Experience so far. The presence of cardamom made us wish the cup was much larger.  

Value for money? Rs. 10 per cup. Though we didn't mind spending this much on such awesome cup of tea, the quantity was too less for the price. 


Unknown said…
I love tea....firstly my eyes popped reading was it Delhi to Wayanad? liked from North to that South :) Well the tea looks amazing, a little overpriced I think but its Bangalore afterall.
A good cup of chai is just what you need after a trying journey!
Maniparna said…
The picture of the chai refreshed my morning :-)
param said…
Wah! I should run a series like this as well, or add to yours. I am also looking out for good chai all the time, which is becoming ever more difficult to come across.
Shweta - Wayanad was always on the top of our list and it happened this year. Theyyam was another reason to plan Wayanad/Kannur trip.

I would say that price was ok, but quantity could have increased :)
Sonal - That's true. More than food, I crave for tea and some snacks during road journeys.
Maniparna - Good to hear that :)
Param - We started this series last year and lot of Chai experiences are pending to be shared on blog. Some of them can be checked at -

and it would be great if you can add some of your experiences to this series.

Cheers !
ekta khetan said…
I love tea and your pictures makes me crave for the one you shared..Keep up the good work VJ..You are on helluva excellent Photo blogger!
Thanks Ekta ! That's a big compliment :)

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