Tea Culture in India: Photos

India has a rich tea culture, still the world’s largest tea producer — tea has become an important part of everyday life for most Indians. Masala Chai shops can be found on any street-corner, on the back of bicycles, and in many cases, the chaiwallah (“one who serves chai”) will come to you — as is the case while riding the Indian Railways. Many times, chai can be purchased in India for about 5 rupees – equivalent to just less than a dime (USD). Here are a few shots from my recent trip to India: