With a climate as varied and extreme as India, the people require a myriad of options to keep their thirst appropriately quenched according to the weather conditions, varying from steaming hot drinks during winters to frosty cold drinks in summers. Different regions in the country serve drinks made with an eclectic assortment of ingredients including local spices, flavors and herbs. Available on the streets, as well as on the menus of posh hotels, these drinks add to the flavorful cuisine of India.
This is the consumption of drinks per capita per year in India in 2021 by drink type excluding water and juices.
|Drink type||Per capita consumption (liter)|
Both tea and coffee contain caffeine and tannin. Comparatiely, coffee has more caffeine and less tannin than tea, whereas tea has more tannin and less caffeine than coffee.
Further information: Indian tea culture
A cup of Darjeeling tea.
Desi daru is India's one of the cheapest factory made alcoholic drinks.
The alphabetised list of native traditional drinks is as follows:
Alphabetised list of non-traditional drinks in India.
lassi is available at almost every other street shop from morning till wee hours of the night. It is served in a kulhad topped with Rabri and flavoured with rose essence