Mittal Teas have been vending a variety of teas since 1954, however, their exotic teas left me with a bitter experience. The brand claims to grow the finest qualities of tea in their organic tea estates, and while exotic fragrant teas are becoming a new rage in the western world, one must really be careful about what they are tasting. For, a brand aspiring to offer a wellness experience might just end up giving you skin breakouts and allergies. Here is what I experienced after drinking Mittal Teas ‘so called’ exotic flavours.
Mittal Teas Kashmiri Kahwa
I had the misfortune of sampling two economically priced teas by Mittal Teas, one the Kashmiri Kahwa, and the other the Masala Tea. Both the teas were strongly spicy, and in my opinion, contained an unsuitable blend of spices. While Kashmiri Kahwa is synonymous with exotic blends, as it carries saffron, cinnamon and cardamom, I learnt the hard way that this tea must only be drunk during cold weather. I prepared Kashmiri Kahwa by Mittal Teas ‘exactly’ as mentioned in the instruction leaf, despite which it led to low blood pressure and excessive sweating. Forget pleasing aroma or a full-bodied flavour, all I remember of this tea is dizziness and a poor taste.
The Masala Tea
Similarly, while the Masala Tea arrived in a fancy box containing Kerala spices and exotic Assamese herbs, it had a harsh taste that I despise. The novel ingredients of this tea are only good for temporarily relieving cold and fever. Brands purposely hide this fact from you so that they get more and more people to buy their beverage. This Masala Tea, for instance, tastes and works more like medicinal tea.
For the first few days, I didn’t realise that it was this tea that, was making me sick. A week later, when I began to get skin breakouts and a prolonged nauseating feeling, I decided to exclude this tea from my routine. Shortly I recovered and began to feel fine once again. Whether you have low blood pressure issues or not, I positively DO NOT recommend this tea to anyone. Drink at your own risk!