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High Chai with Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Offering the finest blends and culinary experiences across the Indian subcontinent and beyond

April 26, 2018 – The iconic Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris offers some of the most exclusive and exotic afternoon tea offerings at their hotels, from traditional colonial afternoon tea experiences, to serving the signature spiced Masala Chai served on the streets of India. Guests can choose from the following experiences, spanning the length and breadth of the Indian subcontinent and beyond.

Royal Chai

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, London – to celebrate the upcoming Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the hotel 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.

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur – 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. 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.

Local Chai

Taj Bengal, Kolkata – a landmark luxury hotel in downtown Kolkata, Taj Bengal is situated in Alipore at the heart of its cultural heritage. The hotel 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. For example, 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, A Taj Hotel, New York – afternoon tea at The Pierre, 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.

Taj West End, Bengaluru, Bangalore – The Afternoon tea 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.

About Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Established in 1903, the iconic Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) brand for the world’s most discerning travellers seeking authentic experiences in luxury. From world- renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The unique portfolio comprises 100 hotels across 62 locations around the globe including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the crown jewel has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. Vivanta provides new generation travellers a contemporary and creative hospitality experience that matches their work-hard, play-hard lifestyles. 

The Gateway Hotel welcomes guests to a refreshingly enjoyable and hassle-free experience, anytime, everywhere, offering the highest consistency in quality, service and style. 

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is the flagship brand of Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL). IHCL also operates hotels in the economy segment with the Ginger brand, a pioneer in the branded budget hotel space in India and also it’s largest. Indian Hotels Company Limited runs TajSats Air Catering, a joint venture of the Indian Hotels Company, and SATS (formerly known as Singapore Airport Terminal Services), the market leader in airline catering, providing inflight catering at key cities.

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