BREW MASTER| ANAMIKA SINGH, 42
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.”