It was a beautiful evening at Le Meridien Delhi with rounds of Himalayan Tea and Poetry by Tom Alter. Anandini, the premium Himalayan tea by Anamika Singh, was served with amazing snacks during the evening on 20th floor of le Meridien. This Photo Journey shares some moments of this beautiful evening with appropriate details. Let's check out.
Event was scheduled to start at 4:30pm and surprisingly most of the folks were on time, including media. And by the way, this event was in Delhi, if you missed it earlier :) ... We were offered the amazing Anandini Himalayan Tea ! The one you see in above photograph.
Evening started at 4:30 pm, when Le Meridien folks welcomes everyone there and invited Tom Alter to join us. Tom came in with mike in his hand and a candle in other. He went from one end of the hall to the other end by sharing a beautiful poem. And he was lighting all the candles lying on each table.
Sipping one of the best tea after a busy day is probably the best way to unwind and relax. and this was one of the rare opportunities to explore some finest tea flavours of the Himalayas, along with a romantic poetic session with the world famous Tom Alter ! For last few months, I have been missing out such events in Delhi and this time, I didn't want to loose this one.
Anandini Himalayan Tea plantations are located in the scenic beauty of dharmshala town surrounded by snow covered Dhauladhar ranges in the Kangra region of the Himalayas. Anamika has made tea-drinking as an enriching experience with some of the amazing blends.
Anamika Singh is a tea sommelier and founder director of Anandini Himalayan Tea.. She had selected the sepcial seven blends which were served at the event are First Flush Tea – an amalgamation of Lavender and Lemongrass and Autumn Tea with rose petals and lemon balm.
During the evening 7 types of Anandini flavors were served to everyone in the hall and Tom Alter made everyone enjoy the time. He shared different poems and some music was also played. Everything was around Tea... and it was 'Tea' not 'chay', although Tom used the word 'chay' for urdu shayari.
7 types of tea was explained by Tom Alter through poetry and he also talked about appropriate timings & moods associated.
Wake Up Tea : Light Green Tea liquor blended with orange Fire-Flame Bush and fragrant Mint
Breakfast Tea : Green Tea liquor infused with red Pomegranate flowers and rich antioxidant Himalayan Tulsi
10 o’clock Tea : Sweet honey note of Green Tea with subtle hint of delicate Rhododendron petals and aromatic antioxidant Himalayan Tulsi
Lunch : Brisk bright yellow liquor of Second Flush Tea with lingering aromatic Lemon Balm and soothing Rose petals
4 o’clock Tea : Sparkling radiant yellow liquor of First Flush Tea with comforting Lavender flowers and rejuvenating Lemon Grass
7 o’clock Tea : A fresh taste of Green Tea with sweet floral notes of Rose petals and a refreshing surprise of Mint
Padma Shri awardee Tom Alter made this evening very special with poetry along with tea aromas... I wish that evening was more stretched. Tom used poetry of T.S Eliot, Maulana Azad, and Mirza Ghalib.
Anamika Singh, who is one of very passionate tea expert. As you all know that we love passionate folks and like to share about such folks around us. It was really great to meet with her again and with bigger surprises planned at Le Meridien.
Passion for tea is quite apt in her words and Tom added 'char chand' by wonderful Tea Poetry. Both of them awesomely shared some great stuff about Tea. n I can't forget the song 'Tea for Two & Two for Tea'
Some of the popular food bloggers of the country trying these amazing flavors of Himalayan Tea @ Le Meridien, Delhi.
Anandini tea is available in some of the premium stores in India as well.
Shireen made a beautiful sketch of Tom Alter while he was presenting Poetry and later she also requested Tom Alter to read her poems. It was really great to hear her poems and she is really a cute writer. I wish her best future !!
Later we also got to know that she had worked with Tom Alter in one of his plays. She cutely asked Tom to recall old memories and tell who she is. Unfortunately Tom was not able to recall and she cutely told about her role in Mirza Galib play.
Happy faces after few sips of Anandini Tea !
I also enjoyed the snacks served at Le Meridien, although some of the food bloggers were not really impressed with quality & freshness.
Shireen with her mom Mudita @ Le Meridien, Delhi.
Cute Shireen enjoying last sip of Himalayan Tea at Le Meridien Poetry evening with Tom Alter !!!