Inside The All New Tasse de Thé, Bandra | All The Deets
Can you ever get tired of quaint, Victorian-themed, English tea rooms? If not, then read on. Bringing the tradition of tea drinking to Bandra’s bylanes, walk into Tasse de Thé where tea and quirky meet.
With pastel themed interiors that have an elegant French charm, this two storey cafe is spacious, cosy and perfect for a tea party. A little birdy told us that they have tea infused lattes, frappes and desserts and we couldn’t stop ourselves from checking them out!
We were informed that unlike their Fort outpost, the Bandra outlet’s menu is concise with 36 teas out of which six teas will change every month. The menu also lists quick eats such as sandwiches, muffins, cookies and a dreamy dessert range.
It was mid-afternoon and my colleague and I decided to have a little tea party and ordered a bunch of their pretty looking drinks and dishes. Read on for the rundown.
From the lattes, we tried the Matcha Vanilla, a rich matcha and timeless vanilla latte with creamy steamed milk where the bitterness of matcha and sweetness of vanilla was perfectly balanced. We teamed this with their Chilli Cheese Toast that was crunchy, spicy and ultra-cheesy.
Next up was the Spice Rose, a latte that is made for someone with a sweet tooth. This had an amazing concoction of Bulgarian red rose and cinnamon with creamy steamed milk. It was so soothing and I literally couldn’t stop inhaling the beautiful aroma while sipping on it. We ordered the Pesto Panini Sandwich with this which was a delicious mix of herbed pesto with tomato and mozzarella cheese. For those of you, who love a good mix of sweet and spicy, opt for the Sriracha Panini Sandwich.
From the frappes, we tried the Roobios Blush and the Choco Mint. The former looked really pretty but tasted more like an Indian rose flavoured lassi and had no wow factor. The latter was an indulgent yet refreshing chocolate and mint frappe, topped with whipped cream. Extra brownie points to this one for not being oversweet. If you order a frappe, call for the Plum Sandwich, which was a light multigrain toast, topped with cream cheese, slices of plum and lathered with a flavourful plum sauce.
The iced teas were nothing extraordinary and we suggest you skip them.
We were quite full, but managed to make room for the tea infused Matcha Mint Cheesecake. I could kill for a good cheesecake, but sadly this one wasn’t one to die for. The cheesecake had a weird hit of flavours that didn’t sit well on my palate. Skip this and get the Ecuadorian Chocolate Slab instead and enjoy the tasty chocolate mousse with caramel sauce and cream cheese frosting.
With its modern yet soothing ambience, TDT Bandra is a peaceful oasis in a fast-paced city for you to unwind any time of the day or night. I will be going back for a quiet book reading session accompanied with a cuppa of their Spice Rose latte. Join me?