Tea & Lassi – My Personal Favourite Beverages at Sharma Tea House at Bhowanipore, Kolkata

‘Cha khabe?’

Bengali eat their tea if not drink. Kolkata is known for the Bengalis’ love for Cha. That is why I requested my Kolkata Bengali friend – Let us visit one of the best tea joints in South Kolkata near Kalighat – where I was staying.

Sharma Tea House (almost 50 years old), opposite Gurdwara Sant Kutiya at Bhowanipore – He suggested.

Ashok Sharma (from Etawah, Uttar Pradesh) is the owner.

More than 4,000 Google reviews – I checked.

Evening hours. We reached within 20 minutes via Metro.

Rabindra Sadan is the nearest Metro Station to reach Sharma Tea House – within walking distance.

The friend said – Sharma Tea House is the tea-lovers ultimate renowned paradise in South Kolkata. One of the not-to-miss places in South Kolkata. Best place for tea – any time. They are open from early morning till late at night.

So true. I saw pedestrians, bikers, and motorists having a cup of tea in eco-friendly earthen cups (Kulhad). Though, there are no seating arrangements but still a crowded Tea House. A clear indication of its popularity in South Kolkata.

I enquire about the types of tea available and their prices.

There are two types of tea available – Normal Tea and Kesar (saffron) Tea.

Normal Tea – Rs. 10, Rs. 20 and Rs. 30 as per the size of the earthen cup you select.

Kesar Tea – Rs. 40, Rs. 50 and Rs. 60 again as per the size of the earthen cup you select.

As the weather was humid & hot, we requested 2 earthen cups of normal tea.

The tea – Awesome! Excellent! I agree – one of the best Tea Houses in South Kolkata. Their tea is worth trying.

Timings: 4:30 am – 9:30 pm

What else popular items do you serve? – I question the person present at the cash counter.

Club Kachori & Lassi.

Club Kachori is served from 5:00 am till 10:30 am and on weekends & Sundays it is served till 12 Noon.

What’s the price for lassi – I enquired eagerly.

Rs. 50 and Rs. 100 as per the size of the earthen cup you select.

Another day, we reached Sharma Tea House again. This time we requested Rs. 50 lassi.

The lassi was freshly made, luscious, thick with cream on top served in an earthen cup.

A mini-meal almost. Palatable & refreshing.

In short, Sharma Tea House is too good for light refreshments but the trademark is Chai – the highlight of this tea house. You should not miss this tea house if you are a tourist, especially in South Kolkata. Must try. It was a nice hangout. One of the best locations to have a great time with friends or family. Even during rush hours, the service is really quick.

Recommended at least once for an experience. This place is truly a gem & pocket-friendly. The journey continues..

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