Mornings In India How to Survive Without Coffee

02 Aug 2009 ::

I love coffee, especially in the morning: dark, rich, robust, strong and hot. Rumour has it that good coffee is hard to find in India. Tea is the drink of choice. Lots and lots of tea, but no coffee. Chai, chai everywhere but not a drop of coffee. Chai with sugar. Chai with milk. But forget the java. I guess a girl will have to accept the inevitable, and drink tea. This tea won’t be the insipid drink found on supermarket shelves in North America with ridiculous names and no flavour. No, this tea will be brewed in vats, and liberally laced with sugar. I think I will learn to like it, but not love it.