Sunday last, as snow finally fell for the first time this year, I was transported back in time and halfway around the globe to Dharmasalam, India. Several years ago I had the good fortune to travel in northern India; because I was there during the winter, my companions and I spent quite a bit of time in teahouses, warming ourselves with pots of spicy chai (tea) and watching the snow fall.
Tulsi Tea Room, on Elm Street, has recreated this teahouse experience quite wonderfully. A dozen tea blends are steeped by the cup or by the pot; enjoy with Solenne Thompson’s vegan whole-foods sweet-treats as well as freshly-baked muffins and cookies. At lunch time there’s an Ayurvedic lunch offering. My favorite part is a cozy cushion-covered floor space perfect for relaxing with a group of friends.
Read the whole story in the December issue of the Montpelier Bridge, on newsstands now!
And visit the Tea Room, on Elm Street next to Royal Orchid Thai, Wednesday-Saturday from 10-5:30.