Nepal in itself is a popular tea exporter to the whole world. The country plants different varieties of tea and each variety stands apart for its airy aroma, zesty taste, and rich color. Additionally, Tea is an important almost everyday beverage in Nepalese households preferred during breakfast and with snacks. Kathmandu, being the capital city of Nepal has access to many tea houses and the number is increasing nowadays. For tea lovers, Kathmandu has been emerging as a great place as there are so many tea houses appearing one after another. Individuals of every age cherish drinking tea in the morning as if it’s an everyday ritual and the youth has been seeing a great opportunity with it.
Many young people have opened their tea house business in Kathmandu and each of them canary their own significance and uniqueness. Teahouses in Kathmandu are quite popular among young people as these tea houses serve a variety of tea and have a great ambiance. The teahouses offer a perfect environment to sip on the tea and either spend me-time reading comics and books or hang out with friends. Some of the booming tea houses in Kathmandu that are everywhere on social media for their great taste are mentioned below:
If you are searching for a place with a unique style of preparing tea, Tandoori chiyaHolic is a must-visit spot for you. Tandoori ChiyaHolic is in BalaBhadra Marga, mid-Baneshwor, Kathmandu. Even in a short period of time, Tandoori Chiyaholic has gained a lot of popularity due to its exciting way of preparing tea. Here, not just the tea but even the clay cup is heated red-hot. Yes!!! you read that right. Even the clay cup is heated and the hot tea is poured into the heated clay cup. This is done to enhance the tandoori flavor in the tea. After this process, the tea is finally transferred into other clay cups and served to you. The earthy smell and smooth taste of the tea at Tandoori Chiyaholic are to die for. Tandoori Chiyaholic serves from 08:00 am in the morning to 8:00 pm in the evening every day.
Rember the old times when local tea shops would serve tea directly from the kettle? That is definitely the most authentic and vintage way of serving tea. However, you don’t really see such a view nowadays when everything is moving towards modernization. Thus, Ketali Chiya at Subidhanagar, Kathmandu is the place to be if you want to experience the same old taste and same old style of tea serving. is famous for its authentic kettle tea. Besides, you can also enjoy some other yummy snacks with your tea in Ketali Chiya. The shop is open from 8:30 in the morning to 9:30 in the evening.
If you are a biryani fanatic, you must have heard about this place. However, if you have not heard of it, Bamboo biryani is a restaurant Near Maiti Devi, Rudramati Marg, Kathamdu which is popular for its biryani completely cooked inside bamboo. Yes, the name of the restaurant is Bamboo biryani yet, you can also get special bamboo tea here. The tea is special in its own kind due to its preparation process. Bamboo tea is prepared in pots made up of bamboo. The tea served here has a fresh bamboo shoot fragrance which is refreshing and silky in its own kind. The restaurant is open from 09:00 am to 09:00 pm.
Chiya Ghar is a widely popular tea shop serving its customers from different outlets in Pepsicola, Bhimsengola, Kumaripati, and Putalisadak, Kathmandu. The tea shop serves many sorts of tea with lovely and unique tastes. Their beverage menu is divided into four different categories: milk base, water base, alternative, and others. Their special earth cup(Matka) tea is only for Nrs. 50. Besides, the shop offers other kinds of tea like Matka tea, Masala tea, Chiyaccino, Himalayan tea, and others starting from Nrs. 30. Chiya Ghar serves from 07:00 am in the morning to 8:00 pm in the evening every day.
Chiya Adda is a new tea and snacks shop that has outlets in New Baneshwor and Lazimpat, Kathmandu. People visit Chiya Adda for its unique cozy ambiance, and a wide variety of tea. They offer different variations of tea and other hot, and cold beverages however, their special masala tea is the most popular one. Although there is no information about their menu and price on the internet, Chiya Adda is quite an affordable place. They are open from 07:00 Am in the morning to 8:00 Pm in the evening.
Chiyawala is not just a tea place but a hub that shares a story and was built by a son in the memoir of his father. Ganesh Dev Pandey is a Nepalese film director who was inspired to start Chiyawala cafe due to his late father who was a professional tea maker. The cafe serves more than 30 varieties of tea and one of them is Ghanshyam special tea named after the father of Mr. Pandey. Chiyawala is nearby the Kathmandu international airport which makes it even more popular among travelers and working men, and women around the particular area. Moreover, Chiyawal is in Subidhanagar, Kathmandu and it serves every day from morning 08:00 am to evening 08:00 pm.
Tukighar Fruit Tea is most probably the only tea house of its kind in Nepal. The tea house stands apart from every tea house on this list because of the kinds of tea it serves. Tukighar serves more than 100 tea varieties made up of different fruits, herbs, and flowers like apples, berries, rosemary, hibiscus, jasmine, and other exotic ingredients. Most of the ingredients and pots used in Tukighar are imported from China. The price of tea at Tukighar differs as per the pot size. Additionally, the small pot size costs around Nrs.900, and the large pot costs around Nrs.1100. Tukighar Fruit Tea is located in Panipokhari, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, and is open for 12 hours every day from 09:00 am to 09:00pm.
Dariwala Chiya located in Prayag Marg, Sinamangal Kathmandu is a famous spot for tea breaks among young people. Although the name suggests Dariwala Chiya, the tea varieties served here has nothing to do with Dari (Beard). The name of this place is influenced by the founder who is obsessed with Beard. It seems like many other young men feel the same about their beards resulting in a massive number of visitors daily. The cafe serves many kinds of tea, the most popular being hot lemon tea, black tea and milk tea. Besides, the tea house uses special tea ingredients depending on the weather so the flavor kicks the tastebuds of everyone who tries. The cafe is open from 06:00 am in the morning to 08:00 pm in the evening.
Matka Takeaway is another best tea house to be if you are in lalitpur. The cafe is a small yet cozy nearby park and serves silky aromatic tea along with potato fries and wedges as you like. They offer all the basic kinds of tea varieties however, their Matka tea is special and distinct. The Matka tea at Matka takeaway costs Nrs.70 per cup. In addition, the cafe is situated on Tripadma Galli, Lalitpur opposite the local landmark ‘Labim mall’. The cafe is open from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm.
The Chiya Spot in Kumaripati, Lalitpur nearby United Academy Road is another tea house that serves some aromatic tea and a wide range of snacks to choose from. Among their numerous tea varieties, milk masala tea, tandoori tea, and nut flavored tea are some of their special ones. All these tea are served in clay cups (Matka). Besides, the place is really pretty and colorful, perfect for some Instagram pictures. If you want to visit, the Chiya spot, it’s open every day from 09:00 am in the morning to 07:00 pm in the evening.