Published By: Jayati

Are you even a chai lover if you haven't tried these exotic ones!

Trade your regular chai for an exotic brew from Africa, China, Tibet, or the Amazon—your pick!

If you've been on a tea adventure, you've probably encountered some seriously cool brews. Tea isn't just about the classics; there's a whole world of exotic options, and some can be surprisingly pricey! Now, if your mornings are fueled by the cozy embrace of a chai, why not spice things up a bit? Give these special teas a whirl—it's a flavorful journey waiting to unfold in your teacup!


Guayusa is a unique tea that comes from the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador. Made from the leaves of the Ilex guayusa holly tree, it's not your regular chai! Need a pick-me-up? Brace yourself for a Guayusa caffeine thrill—a solid 90 mg per cup, giving coffee a run for its money!

You can find it in different versions, like pure guayusa or with added flavors! Guayusa is packed with 50% more antioxidants than green tea. Beyond the flavour burst, it's also like a health companion—balancing pH, keeping blood sugar in check, boosting kidney function, aiding digestion, and even lowering blood pressure!


Pu'erh is a distinctive Chinese fermented tea born from the leaves of Camellia sinensis. It undergoes a fascinating transformation through natural fermentation or accelerated techniques. The raw Pu'erh ages gracefully in compressed cakes, evolving into a mellow and light brew over time, while its ripe counterpart is ready for immediate indulgence. 

What makes Pu'erh so cool is the ancient touch! Some cakes are made from the leaves of old tea trees, giving them an extra-rich taste. So, even if you're sipping on a new tea, it's connected to those ancient trees. It's not just tea; it's like having a sip through time, with some cakes aged over 50 years!

Po Cha

Crafted in the traditional way from tea leaves, yak butter, water, and a pinch of salt, this exotic tea is a delicacy cherished throughout the Himalayan region. The process involves boiling tea leaves to create a concentrated brew that lasts for several days. Po Cha isn't just a special treat; it's a daily ritual for Tibetans, and any guest visiting a Tibetan family home is almost guaranteed to be served this unique and flavoursome beverage!

Salted Sakura Tea 

Meet the belle of exotic teas—salted sakura tea! Sakura is the symbol of spring, transformed into a Japanese masterpiece. This tea is made with dried and salted cherry blossoms. When they meet hot water, these blossoms gracefully unfold, creating a delicate flower in your cup! So, sipping salted sakura tea is like taking a sip of spring's beauty!

Matcha Tea 

The buzz around this green exotic tea has been hard to ignore in recent times. With deep roots in Japan's tea culture and the Zen movement, matcha green tea has taken the spotlight. What's the secret behind its popularity? Well, matcha is an antioxidant powerhouse, packing a punch that surpasses your morning chai by being 10 times more potent!

Rooibos Tea

Let's dive together into the magical world of African exotic tea! This unique brew is meticulously crafted from a fermented herb, revealing itself in a strikingly vibrant red hue. Its distinctive grassy, malty flavour is just the beginning. What makes it truly special? With its low caffeine content, this tea steps up as a natural remedy for insomnia, eczema, headaches, and hypertension. Beyond a delightful sip, it's like a comforting remedy in every cup!

Yellow Gold Tea 

Meet the world's priciest exotic tea, once adored by Chinese emperors and now exclusively available in Singapore! Each bud of this remarkable tea is adorned with 24K gold, delivering a distinctive metallic and fruity flavor. In short, it's not just tea; it's a lavish treat fit for royalty! 

After soaking up all this tea talk, are you tempted to swap out your usual morning brew? As the saying goes, "If you gotta drink tea, do it in style!" (Don’t ask who said this!) So, bid farewell to the ordinary and embrace a touch of luxury with these exotic options because, why not, we've only got one life!