When I was told by The Indian Trumpet
that their March April issue is celebrating Chai
and that I needed to do some illustrations for them
I was thrilled because
Chai is ...
a sip of India !!
It carries a great importance in the life of an Indian :)
and so I began my journey...
Do you drink Chai ? Which one is your cup of tea ?
Different regions in India have their own special Chai ...with special names !!
Masala chai is a healing elixir if it creates a state of balance within our being.
During winter, warming spices like ginger, cinnamon and pepper
will keep us in harmony with the season.
However during summer,
mint, fennel, coriander, saffron, and the cooling nature of sweet milk,
can help us stay cool and balanced.
Hum Saath saath hain (We are always together)
shows the various things that go absolutely, crazily well with a cup of Chai...
I asked a few friends the first word that comes to their mind
when I say Chai...
and then this illustration came up :)
These are a few tea labels which I illustrated ! Some known...some old :)
These are a few of the excuses we Indians take to enjoy a cup of Chai !!...
morning chai....chai with breakfast...
chai for no reason....family time chai
chai with friends.....and so on :)
This is the humble Chai waallah (Tea Seller) who is the life line of India :)
Hope your voyage with my cup of Chai has been memorable :)