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Taj in a Chai mood
  • May 2018
Guests can  choose  the  experiences from traditional colonial afternoon tea experiences, to the signature spiced Masala  Chai served on the streets of India  spanning the length and breadth of the Indian subcontinent and beyond. The iconic Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris offers some of the most exclusive and exotic afternoon tea offerings at their hotels.
 Royal Chai
To celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, London has launched a very special afternoon tea in their honour. Enjoy delights such as elderflower and lemon cupcakes, blueberry cheesecake hats, chocolate pearl box with Gianduja crowns as well as traditional golden raisin scones with Devonshire clotted cream & homemade strawberry preserve.
Reliving the heady days of the Maharajas and royal rituals, guests can choose from two menus-‘Victorian Splendour’ or ‘Maharaja’s Sojourn’, which pay homage to local traditions. Afternoon tea at Rambagh Palace, Jaipur is held alfresco on the palace lawns at the elegant Verandah Café providing the opulent feel of a British Tea salon
Local Chai
Taj Bengal, Kolkata situated in Alipore at the heart of its cultural heritage is a landmark luxury hotel in downtown Kolkata.  Taj Bengal offers a choice of afternoon tea menus, which are paired with exotic and local teas each tea has a visual and written story to accompany it detailing the ingredients and origins. The ‘Geisha Tea’ reflects the strong Chinese diaspora in Kolkata featuring a mix of ingredients - bamboo shoots, ginger, roses, sesame and berries which have been blended in ancient China.
The Pierre,-Afternoon tea at The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York is  one of the most landmark hotels in New York, is an Art Deco Glamour event, held in the ‘Two E Bar & Lounge’. Guests can experience the new Downton Abbey-themed tea, complete with discounted tickets to ‘Downton Abbey: The Exhibition’.  The hotel has also recently launched a new ‘Tiffin & Tea’ service for an authentic Indian experience, offering a selection of small Indian snack and homemade sweets.
Colonial Chai
Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai-Offering old colonial charm with Art Deco furniture and spectacular views of the Arabian Sea, the Sea Lounge is an institution loved by Mumbaikars for traditional afternoon tea including the famous Mumbai street food.
The Afternoon tea at Taj West End, Bengaluru,  is inspired by the colonial era and established English rituals offers regional flavours such as ‘alu matar samosa’, and ‘gun powder idli’  alongside English favourites. Guests can walk off their feast with a guided Heritage Walk of the colonial, historic hotel, which has stood witness  to many changes over the past 125 years.

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