Wagh Bakri, does this peculiar name strike a chord with you? If yes, then you are for sure a tea enthusiast. Wagh Bakri is a strong aromatic blend of tea leaves that titillates your senses and gives your day a perfect start in the mornings.
Why the name?
The name Wagh Bakri comes from Wagh meaning Tiger and Bakri meaning Goat. Strange name isn’t it, but Wagh Bakri implies balance and harmony. Wagh represents the upper class and Bakri symbolizes the lower class. The logo is a perfect representation that both upper and lower class drink tea from the same cup, thus symbolizing that Wagh Bakri is a perfect leveler that balances the upper and lower class alike.
The popularity of Wagh Bakri
An Indian entrepreneur, Narandas Desai, started the production of Wagh Bakri in 1892, in a 500 acre tea estate in Durban, South Africa. Ever since it has grown exponentially in its popularity. Today, Wagh Bakri is in strong competition with Tata Tea and Brooke Bond and comes a close third in popularity among tea lovers.
Tea and the Indian subcontinent
For the unversed, no Indian gathering is complete without the serving of the flavorsome beverage, called tea or chai in local parlance. It is no surprise that out of the whole tea produced in the world, 70% is consumed in India.
Taste of Wagh Bakri
Wagh Bakri is a fine blend cut between tea leaf and dust that offers strong flavor, bright color, and extra cuppage.
The tea is procured from the best tea gardens in India.
Recipe for Wagh Bakri Elaichi Tea
Serves 2 people
- Mix all the ingredients except milk in a pan and let them boil on a high flame.
- Next, lower the flame and add milk.
- Let the ingredients simmer for 4 minutes and remove from the gas stove. Use a tea strainer to pour chai (tea) into a cup. Relax with this fragrant brew of elaichi chai!
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