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Three Friends from Manipur Introduces us to The Art of ‘Humble Luxury’ in a Cup | Meet the Trio Behind ‘SAM’s Tea House’

Interview by Menule. Three friends from Manipur gave up their city jobs to open their own Tea Shop – SAM’s Tea House in Ukhrul with a mission to do their bit for their local community. The three co-owners of SAM’s Tea House have been friends for decades – since their Higher Secondary days, and today, they run their venture like a family. With their eclectice collection of premium teas – and tea blends, these friends hope to provide the humble luxury of enjoying a high quality cup of tea to tea lovers in Manipur. They’ve come a long way from being friends to running a business together!  The Trio behind “SAM’s Tea House”, Manipur Menule: Hi! Please introduce yourselves to our readers. We are a group of three friends who co-own and run SAM’s Tea House. SAM is an acronym from our initials : Sathingla Shokwungnao, Aggripa Jakoi and Machuk Kora Zimik. Giving up our city jobs, we returned home with the vision to contribute towards our community in our hometown in Ukhrul, Manipur. We wanted …

My Evenings with Amonar Tea from Nagaland

The rain just doesn’t seem to want to stop today. Probably, the gloomiest day so far for 2016. We never have such days in Dimapur because it’s always sunny and sweaty. But nobody is complaining here. Infact such lovely weather calls (differently for everyone) for a large cup of love . . . lovers call for cuddles, grandma calls for repairing her hen coop, while I call for Chai. We were already going for our third cup of Chai when we decided to try the Amonar ‘Pik A Cha’ which means black tea (in Nagamese). And We LOVED it!! It didn’t come as strong but it’s got a tempting smell and a sublime taste. Delightful for the taste buds. [Fun Fact: Black tea* is like dessert for Nagas after a meal] . Also I found out though a friend that we can now buy Amonar tea online! Just go to [link here]. Let me pour another cup – this time, let me try the lemongrass flavored green tea . .