The Hyderabadi High Chai

Chai is the fuel for many Hyderabadis. A good Irani chai energizes the mind and stimulates interesting conversations. An average Hyderabadi has tea as many as three times during the day. On most occasions, Irani Chai is served with biscuits or samosas leading to two of the most enduring combos: Chai Samosa and Chai Biscuit.

In what could well be a Hyderabadi parallel to the English high tea, having Irani Chai is an elaborate experience and Hyderabadis are served well by the existence of a variety of samosas and native cookies like Osmania, Khara and Tie biscuits. These delicious biscuits are popular with people across generations.

Osmania biscuit is a soft and delicious tea-time snack that melts in your mouth. Dunking a biscuit in a cup of hot Irani Chai before having it and later washing it down with a sip of the same tea is one of the common sights you see across cafés. The heavenly Khara biscuits are crispy and salty – qualities that not only make tasty on their own but also elevate the Chai’s taste. Many also like to have a bow-Tie-shaped Tie biscuit with their Chai.

You can have these biscuits and more at our Secunderabad café. You can also take some home at our Secunderabad, Hitec City, Kukatpally and Begumpet bakeries. Give them a try the next time you are looking for an authentic Hyderabadi Chai experience.

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