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‘Tea off ‘ to a GREAT DAY


Chennai Chronicle an WEDNESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2016

Rajeev’s tea shop
Rajeev is the go-to man for everyone who is looking for some extra antioxidants with every cup of tea. Located on Mint Street, Sowcarpet, this teashop offers a whopping 100 varieties of herbal brews. From the regular tulasi, mint, and gipger tea, the list goes on to some exotic flavours like lavender, oregano, aloe vera, maple, and marjoram teas!

Tea Trails Café
This relatively new cafe located in ECR is a tea destination for anyone who likes experimentation and also for the tea traditionalists who stick to their cup of masala chai. With over 80 varieties of tea flushes (the first harvest of the season) and chais from across the globe, this cafe, part of a countrywide chain, offers interesting food and tea pairings created by connoisseurs who have travelled many countries and tried thousands of teas. Count on getting the best tea, and a snack to go with it.

Cha Republic
This place brings Taiwanese bubble tea to namma ooru, with many interesting combi-nations. The menu offers a majority of cold tea-based drinks with tapioca pearls made out of a variety of flavours. Indulge in teas with the taste of cranberry, lychee, choco berry and more.

Irani chai stalls
Although rare, the few Irani chai tails present in the city on Smith Road and other places have an old-world charm attached to them. For years, these stalls have been transporting everyone to the old Hyderabadi gallis with their dum tea and bun maska, which is unlike anywhere else in the city. Priced nominally, their teas pack a load of aroma to lift your spirits for the day without denting your budget.

The English Tea Room
This quaint little tearoom takes its customers on a visual trip down. one of – London’s lanes and cafes. With a contempo-rary yet rustic touch to its design, this tea-room makes you want to stay after you finish your cup. It also offers a great choice of magazines and artworks as an accompaniment for your hot brew. They offer low-carb eats if you’re watching your calories.

Lloyd’s Tea House
The name suggests a British influence, 1 and Lloyd’s doesn’t disappoint in that regard. It offers hot brews along with continental style eats in a space that has a touch of English charm. With their much-loved iced teas, one can devour some tea-time delights like scones or macaroons. Interestingly, every cup of tea you order here is served with a tea timer,. which lets you decide how strong your brew should be.

For our sweet cravings, when a cake is too sweet and cookies don’t make the cut, brownies are just what we need, aren’t they? Finding the right brownie isn’t an easy task , either. Filling this gap and bringing exclusive variants of 4, • brownies to the city is ‘Bisous Gourmet’, a -store which has been the talk of he town for a while now
Started by Subika GS and her friend Mohitha, Bisous Gourmet takes its name from the French word ‘Bisous’, which means kisses. “Finding a good brownie is not easy. So, we decided to make these available for everyone. We have packaged the brownies individually, making it easy to pick To partner your perfect cup of tea! one up and give it to your loved ones. The logo is my handwriting, making me feel that I am sending out personalised gifts with hugs and kisses,” Subika tells us.
They offer brownies in five flavours —the intense brownie (their signature brownie), cheesecake, caramel, coconut, and caramelised white choco-late. Each brownie is individually wrapped in an attractive box, making it an ideal gift for someone else, or for yourself!
Bisous Gourmet created interesting brownie modaks for Ganesh Chaturthi and is already planning gift packs for Diwali. Now, you know where to head for your next sweet craving.

• Bread slice, – 6
• Grated mozzarella cheese 1 cup
• Spinach – 1 cup • Chopped onion — 1/4 cup
• Chopped garlic– 3/4 table– spoon
• Fresh cream – I table-spoon
• Cut the Bread slice into dicks and saute onion, garlic and spinach.
• Sprinkle salt, pepper and add fresh cream to the mix lure.
• Spread the mix on bread disks and grill till crispy.

• Bread slices – 4
• Grated mozzarella cheese –1 cup
• Mayonnaise – 1/4 cup
• Chopped onion – 1/4
• cup
• Chopped bell peppers – 1/4 cup
• Oregano – As required
• Chilli flakes – As required
METHOD: • Cut the sides of the bread slices and smear some mayonnaise on the ‘mead. and top the slices with onion% and bell peppers.
• Sprinkle salt. pepper and grated cheese.
• Lower each of the slices into a haking tray and grill till they are crispy.

(Recipes are from city-based baker Sum! Shroff)

Source : Deccan Chronicle

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