French and English love their afternoon tea. And so does the globetrotters from India who have acquired a new taste for tea and macaroons in the late afternoons. Talk of those tasty and colourful treats – the macaroons are originally a French confection. It is a sweet meringue-based confection made with eggs, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder and food colouring. Usually, it is filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two biscuits. It is a perfect melt-in-the-mouth treat for an afternoon sweet craving, to replenish ones energy and get going with the rest of the day. The bite size macaroons are a current craze in the high-tea circle.
And once these tasty little beautiful treats are served with a hot cup of steaming chai (tea), the pleasure multiplies manifolds. Especially in winter afternoons, which mimic the English weather!
Yauatcha BKC – the well-known Chinese restaurant in Bandra East has come out with gift hampers this Diwali which consist chocolates, macaroons and a selection of assorted tea.
Yauatcha Tea and Macaroons (Lemon, Blackberry, Pistachio)
Hamper 1 – Rs. 1250, Chocolate – box of 6, Macaroons – box of 6 and Tea -120 g
Hamper 2 – Rs. 2500, Chocolate – box of 12, Macaroons – box of 12 and Tea -120 g
The hamper is completely customizable. You can choose from 12 kinds of chocolate and 12 kinds of macaroons available at their retail store. The selection of tea is also available as per guest request but Yauatcha personally suggests the following:
1. Earl Gray
2. Cammomile Flower
3. Tian Hong
4. Classical Beauty
5. Anxi Tie Kuan Yin
6. Tsui yu Oolong
Now that is a mix of traditional and oriental collection! I love my cup of tea and after going through these options, I am going to love it even more. Tea was discovered accidently by Chinese monks when dried tea leaves flew with a gush of wind and fell in a pot of boiling water (A study reports). So, the original tea is oriental and not English. Then, it makes more sense to try out the oriental options and make your Diwali gift even more exotic.
Yauatcha Salted Caramel Macaroon
Yauatcha is located at Raheja Towers in BKC. Order their Diwali hampers and I am sure you will enjoy your afternoon tete-a-tete with your dear ones even more.