High Tea At Karma Collection
Spice things up by transforming High Tea into High Chai.
I've never been a big tea drinker, but after just one trip to the Karma Collection I fully understood - and embraced - the tea trend. This eclectic tea and clothing boutique is a melting pot of all things Indian. With a wide assortment of teas, sweet treats, savouries and clothing, a trip to this one store can keep you busy for hours.
After making ourselves comfortable, the founder, Matheena Ismail, enthusiastically described the several types of tea available - and no, they're not your average Earl Grey. The Karma Collection has everything from Spicy Chai to pear and cinnamon fruit tea. We ordered a pot of Mango green tea and Bourbon Vanilla Rooibos. The green tea was unlike anything I've ever seen before - it came in a ball-like object that slowly opened up into the prettiest flower. The tea was paired perfectly with her selection of baked goods including heavenly scones, biscuits and samoosas.
As each tea pot holds about four cups of tea, I had plenty of time to explore the store's trendy garments. At least twice a year, Matheena visits India and sources a unique, über hip range of accessories, jewellery and clothing.
Matheena also does group bookings for High Chai events.
Fancy a cuppa anyone?
Where? Shop 20, Riverview Shopping Centre, Cnr Florin & Kruger Road, Strubens Valley, Roodepoort