For long, I had wanted to paint a scene with steam and smoke. I got a chance in this one. I came across this tea vendor on the streets of Kolkata on a wintry day. I covertly took many reference photographs of him lest he becomes conscious of his photos being taken. I even had freshly brewed tea later from him. Worked on this composition in my studio from the reference pics. I hope I've been able to convey the mood to the viewer successfully.