DOLLY’S , THE TEA SHOP
Owned by Dolly Roy, the first woman tea taster and tea auctioneer in India, this tea boutique existed much before the cafe and hangout culture. In 1987, there weren’t many
places where one could enjoy a nicely brewed cuppa. With a cover of barely ten, there isn’t much room or time to linger as Dakshinapan, the shopping destination it’s housed in, is always buzzing. Without the commanding presence of Dolly herself, the buzz has changed a little but the teas remain as refreshing and as pocket friendly as ever. If you don’t know your first flush Darjeeling from your Assam orthodox, wait your turn to speak to one of the older members of the staff and ask for a suggestion. You might just learn a lot about teas after a visit here.
At Shop No. G-62, Ground Floor, 2, Gariahat Road South Meal for two Rs 350 Tel 03324236445
ThreeSixtyThree is a famous spot on Kolkata's culinary map