A hot cup of chai, a good book, something to munch on while I’m looking outside my window as it pours – sounds like a perfect afternoon. I’m more of a coffee person, however, I also enjoy my occasional cup of chai. And some cafes in the city are on top of their game when it comes to serving the right cup of tea, paired well with good food, too. One of the places in the city is Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea House in Bandra (TMTH).
I tried out their new monsoon menu and here’s more about my experience and what all I tried at Taj Mahal Tea House.
Monsoon mellow: Assam blend chai with lots of masalas – cardamom, ginger, clove among others. This is perfect all those who like their simple masala chai, consume this while its hot and you will certainly be thinking of ordering another one. All the teas at TMTH have honey as sweetener instead of sugar, and a lot of people might think it changes the taste of the chai/tea, taking away its essence. However, you must try it to believe it, you wont even realize that there is no sugar in your tea!
Flat white chai: I have had the flat white coffee at many places and it is one of my preferred choice of beverages. However, this was my first time trying flat white chai, to my surprise, this was a pleasant cup of tea with steamed whole milk to create a not too strong, not too creamy, just the right flavour in tea. Recommended at TMTH.
Darjeeling green tea unlimited: if you aren’t a fan of milk tea, go for the masala green tea, as id like to call this one. The flavours that are prominent in this beverage are of curry leaves, lemongrass, ginger, honey among others.
Emerald salad with asparagus, sautéed pok choy, baby spinach, grilled zucchini, with pomegranate seeds and pesto dressing is perfect for all those who are watching their weight and/or like to eat healthy.
Purple rassam with beetroot, spices and crispy pieces of idly in the dish, is an interesting take on the rassam. I can see myself going back to TMTH one day if I have a sore throat/or am craving for some good flavourful soup.
Croissant Waffle: I ended my afternoon here with a croissant served like a waffle with some chocolate sauce on the side. This is unlike any croissant or waffle I’ve had anywhere yet – the texture, the taste, the combination of tea and croissant was all just right. This is my new favourite here.
My experiences at TMTH have always been good whether its been for a review, catching up with a friend, or giving into my chai cravings. Have you been to TMTH yet, what has been your experience here? Id love to hear from you!