BREW MAS­TER| ANAMIKA SINGH, 42

India Today - - COVER STORY - By Ekta Mar­waha

Un­til a while back, in­stant cof­fee was the ‘in’ thing; but slowly, green tea took over, and now it is the time of in­fu­sions. Tea con­nois­seur Anamika Singh has been lit­er­ally stir­ring up a storm with her blend of tea in­fu­sions. To break the monotony of milky teas, she came up with her own tea in­fu­sions la­bel Anan­dini Hi­malaya Tea. “Most people are shift­ing to tea for ob­vi­ous health ben­e­fits,” she says.

Singh’s fam­ily owns the Man­jee Val­ley Tea Es­tate in Dharam­sala, where she spent most of her child­hood. That’s where she picked up the tricks of the trade and her skills of choos­ing the right leaves, mix­ing the cor­rect in­gre­di­ents and cre­at­ing the per­fect blend. In the busi­ness for 18 years now, Singh’s love for tea has made her travel around the globe, at­tend­ing sev­eral tea work­shops. She con­ducts

Four min­utes of your life is all it takes to make and en­joy a good cup of tea. Savour it.

many tea ses­sions and ed­u­cates people on the ben­e­fits of the drink, how to savour it, for how long to brew it, how to en­hance its flavour, dif­fer­ent types of tea leaves and more. The lack of good qual­ity tea and the dis­s­ap­point­ing tea-bag cul­ture urged her to come up with some­thing re­fresh­ing. Singh’s in­fu­sions have a beau­ti­ful mild aroma, which stems from the herbs and the flow­ers that she has tact­fully mixed with the leaves.

This pas­sion­ate tea drinker con­cludes by say­ing, “Four min­utes of your life is all it takes to make and en­joy a good cup of tea. Savour it.”

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