All of us have certain memories that we associate with a steaming cup of tea. Whether it’s about sipping it over gossip with friends or devouring one while reading on the newspaper, tea is beyond just a beverage but a state of mind for many people. With the spurt of coffee places in Mumbai, it once felt like tea and its popularity would dip down. But thanks to people like the founder of Mumbai’s new café-restaurant, Tasse de Thé for bringing up such spaces that take the beverage to even greater heights.
The French-styled tea café is love at first sight with its gold gate doorway, Victorian arches, and lit-up chandeliers and feels straight out of a Pinterest feed. The brass cutlery food is served with accentuates this further. The incredibly polite staff were right there before we could ask for them. Going to our meal, we started off with our salad which was the Ayurveda Buddha Bowl. Comprising quinoa, zucchini, roasted peppers, grilled Jerusalem artichoke, spiral cucumber, rocket avocado with peanut butter, it was one salad I would never want to share.
Taking our culinary extravaganza further was the Baked Potato Poutine with creamy cheddar, mozzarella cheese sauce and topped with truffle oil which was a stunning medley of flavours. Next came the Stuffed Mushroom. With pimentos brunoise stuffed inside yogurt and spice marinated baked mushrooms, we loved how it complemented sweet and spicy sriracha honey sauce. Our last in the mains was Mexican rice with cottage cheese steak. Served with creamy cajun-spiced sauce, it just was succulent.
We satiated our dessert cravings with the Chocolate & Rosemary Mousse with fig and balsamic marmalade which still has us drooling. Our tea favourites from the night remain the Bruce Bogtrotter Tea blend, White Silver Needle Bud Tea, Downtown Abbey Tea Blend and actually many more! The restaurant also serves a scrumptious high tea from 4pm-7pm.
Sipping on the tea variants truly felt like a symphony in every sip. The space is poetry in design, culinary excellence and so much more…. The staff’s knowledge and politeness here is also noteworthy. Our meal at TDT was also one that converted the caffeine addicts in us to total tea enthusiasts. And that has to be one of its biggest accomplishments…
Price: Approx Rs 2,000
Where: Tasse de Thé
Islam Building, Ground Floor,
Veer Nariman Street, Fort, Mumbai
Contact: 022 62373727
Note: The critic was invited by the restaurant but all the opinions expressed herewith are her own