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“A must see in Varanasi!”

Vishnu Tea Emporium
Ranked #1 of 9 Coffee & Tea in Varanasi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

After following signs from the blue lassi myself and my boyfriend found the tea emporium. Vishnu was friendly, helpful, honest, spoke english well (as well as other languages) and was not pushy at all. He just wanted us to enjoy his family's tea! We would 100% recommend anyone who is going to varanasi to seek out this little shop!!!

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

I was here on new years eve and drank some tea with Vishnu and bought some nice spices that I now use to make the classic Chai Masala tea at home now. Anyways, after drinking some tea with Vishnu, he called in Russian to some passerbys and they came in. It was a couple from Russia that now live in the Himalayas. I struck up a conversation with the Russians and we hung out for 4 hours. We rang in the new year together on the banks of the river Ganges under fireworks and talked all night, what a night, what an experience. You never know what will happen if you are curious and open to new experiences.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

It's obvious that Vishnu cares a lot about his business and the comfort of his customers. His tea is great and he's insistent that you drink a cup before purchasing. He loves to talk about all of his friends all around the world and probably knows someone from wherever you come from. We purchased his Masala spices and Kashmiri Green Tea. We particularly loved the green tea. He even gave us a postcard to take with us as a token of his appreciation for our business. It's near the Main Ghat- he won't let you forget to come by and have a cup!

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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Me and my boyfriend entered in Vishnu tea emporium for a short time and finally stayed quite longer then we expected! The tea was good and Vishnu was also very nice and welcoming with us, we felt quite relaxed just being there and enjoying the tea. We noticed as we entered that Vishnu was not the type of guy to put pressure so you buy any of his products, so you can just sit there quietly and enjoy the delicious masala mix for chai while having a chat with the owner Vishnu. He has very much knowlege about Varanasi and he can speak very fluently french or other languages. You should stop by and have a cup of tea because it's the best place to be ;)

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Vishnu is a pleasant and helpful young man who is functional in a number of languages and is always happy to share his broad & detailed knowledge of Varanasi. I would recommend at least sitting in for a cup of chai and getting to know him and his shop early in one's stay here: both as an information resource and for a wide array of spices, teas & scents at fair, fixed prices.

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