The concept of having chai is so intrinsic to Indian cuisine. We have chai on waking up first thing in the morning, after every meal and before going to bed! India's love for chai is evident from the fact that there are tea stalls in every nook and cranny of the country. Recently, one such tea stall vendor from Amritsar took the internet by surprise. An old tea-seller who has his own stall in Amritsar for the last 45 years has surfaced online. The video has been doing the rounds online and even garnered a reaction from industrialist Anand Mahindra. Take a look:
There are many sights to see in Amritsar. But the next time I visit the city, apart from visiting the Golden Temple, I will make it a point to visit this ‘Temple of Tea Service' that Baba has apparently run for over 40 years. Our hearts are potentially the largest temples.… pic.twitter.com/Td3QvpAqyl— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 23, 2023
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"There are many sights to see in Amritsar. But the next time I visit the city, apart from visiting the Golden Temple, I will make it a point to visit this 'Temple of Tea Service' that Baba has apparently run for over 40 years. Our hearts are potentially the largest temples," wrote Anand Mahindra in the post on Twitter.
In the clip, we could see the 80-year-old man selling tea at his stall under a huge tree. He had been apparently doing the same thing for the last 45 years and was well-known among the city's locals. The tea-seller's dedication and passion won over internet users. A number of internet users reacted to the post and shared their thoughts about the Amritsar tea-seller. Take a look:
My city. Lovely people - Lovely city! 😍
I pray as urbanization increases, the charm & warmth of small cities remains forever.— Atul Mehra (@MehraAtul123) July 23, 2023
Amidst the timeless charm of Amritsar, under the embracing canopy of a majestic tree, a venerable man gracefully serves the elixir of Indian Tea. With every cup poured, he weaves a tapestry of tradition, warmth, and hospitality, earning the title of the "Temple of Tea Service 😊— Rahul Verulkar (@verulkar_rahul) July 23, 2023
The city has a lot of magnetic qualities. Truly Golden city.....City with the legendary Golden temple and seems to have lovable human beings like Babaji too 😍👏🥳🙏.....— Sunil Balachandran (@Sunil_bchandran) July 23, 2023
I find it rather admirable that some people make it their life's mission to spread love and kindness no matter how small the gesture, it's something we could all learn from.— Kyla Dubois | iTraveledthere.io (@kyla_itraveled) July 23, 2023
"What is the address or a nearby landmark," enquired one user while another said, "Baba's words are as enriching as his tea! Very rare to find such a beautiful soul in this mortal world." What did you think of the Amritsari tea-seller? Tell us in the comments.
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