The Wayfarer Diaries: Winters and Tea

12-12-2017, 1914 hours, Deodi, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India:

So as the rain drenched the thirsty land the entire day today, students could be seen gathered at the Verma Tea Shop, a little distance away from the Himachal Pradesh University, chatting over a cup of tea. As of now, the winds have picked up speed and the clouds seem to be headed north east towards Kinnaur and upper regions of Himachal Pradesh. I guess the weather is going to get clear by tonight.

Though not a big tea enthusiast myself, grasping a cup of tea in my hands while sipping in the warm flavours is something that just cannot be given up in the cold season.


Students sipping warm tea to beat the cold as the rain comes to a halt; Photo: Abhinav Kaushal