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Tea Trails

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Recently got an invite to Tea Trails, where we tried almost 10 to 15 varieties of tea. The best part of tea trail is the tea came in the form of food ranging from soup, salad till rice. When it comes to tea, I like having tea without milk may be a black tea, white tea or green tea. I too had fruit flavored teas in Ooty and use to buy few packets which would stay close to a year or to our next trip. But here I had wide range of teas like bubble tea, oolong tea, better wife and the one I liked to the core is the Red Zen tea. So now I am happy that I need not pack tea from Ooty, just a few kms drive in Koramangala, Bangalore I would numerous flavor of tea and tea infused food.

About Tea Trails: Tea trails is the first chain of Tea cafes in India which brings the fast emerging International trend with a desi tea. Zone8 Tea World Pvt Ltd runs Tea Trails brand cafes in India which was launched in 2013 by a group of entrepreneurs.

They serve gourmet Teas from around the world and ranges from hot to cold and normal to extravagant. They have 80 varieties of Tea with various blends, flavors ranging from white to green tea, oolong to herbal tea. They also offer bubble tea like Taiwanese Bubble Tea and Tapioca Bubble Tea.

Tea Trails Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

It has unique concept of offering tea with food. The signature tea infused dishes include Burmese Tea Salad, Tea Marbled Eggs, Tea infused Thai Bowl and more.

They come in different outlets like, café, Bistro, Mini Café and Kiosk. After witnessing success in Mumbai, the brand has expanded to Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, New Delhi, Vizag and Bangalore. Launch in some other cities are also in pipeline.

Let me share few varieties of tea with the food paring:

  • Silver Needle with Bun Maska – A premium white tea paired with Bun Maska (soft bun with thick smudge of butter).
  • Kashmiri Kahwa with Salad – Exotic blend of Green tea, spices & almonds with Tea infused salad.
  • Burmese Tea Salad – Salad of lettuce with roasted nuts, dal and infused with fermented green tea. A signature dish of the brand.
  • Olive & Green Tea Bruschetta – A tangy infusion of fermented green tea and olive in Bruschetta.
  • Blooming Tea – Hand woven green tea leaved steeped in hot water.
  • 3 Cheese Risotto with Oolong Tea – Very rich risotto made up of parmesan , cheddar& gruyere cheese, served with green tea butter and paired with Oolong Tea.
  • Lapsang Souchong – Black tea from china, with a smoky flavor and paired with a smoky paneer sandwich.
  • Lychee Bubble Tea – Lychee flavored bubble tea with fruit bubbles, the bubbles where has the texture of jelly which makes fun.
  • Matcha Shake – Thick drink made with Japenese green tea.
  • Green Tea Hummus – Hummus infused with green tea.
  • Better Wife – Sweetened concoction of Fruit juice, herbs and green tea.
  • Kullad chai – Spiced chai served in an earthern ware Kullad and paired with Onion Pakoda.
  • Red Zen – It comes with a fantastic red color and wonderful flavor, which is a mix of herbs, fruits and flowers. Goes well with fruity desserts. My FAVORITE.

A good treat for tea lovers, I am not going to say a specific tea to give a try, as here everything is different from one another from its flavor till the color and so each and every thing is a must to try.

Food Review – Big Pitcher

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My long time wait post, this was our 25th FBAB meetup – Big Pitcher, Bangalore. The meet was fabulous, since it was FBAB’s 25th meet we had loads and loads of fun, also I am glad and happy to stay that I am being quite comfortable and happy to be in this group. This group was got me connected with many blogger friends and foodies. Deep from my heart I wish the team FBAB and FBAB group, to achieve all the success throughout future. Also I would suggest this a perfect platform for Foodies and Food bloggers.


Big Pitcher Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

About Big Pitcher: A six floors of Exhilarating experience, Bengaluru’s biggest craft brewery on Old Airport Road offers the best beers, cocktails and cuisine in town. They have something for everybody like DJ’s music, gorge on the buffet, organize a corporate party, strile a business deal, and enjoy a quiet romantic meal, birthday celebrations and much more.

Location: Old Airport Road, next to Leela Palace.

Ambience: Ambience was quiet cool, with beautiful interiors. We had been to the 2nd floor, the setup was based on the cowboy theme. Their wood works such as the wodden barrels converted to dining tables was classy.

Food: They had wide range of foods, starting from beer, wine, and cocktails to yummy mock tails and delicious food. We had few varieties of food…

Starters: Ultimate Blazing Chicken Nachos, Brawny Prawny, Bang-Bang Tofu, Fish Saigon, Subzi Ke Champ, Sriracha Butter Chicken.

Main course: Gosht Rogan-E-Nishat, Lacchu Singh Ki Subz Sitara, Pizza n Pasta (combo), Nawabs (combo), Indian Breads.

Dessert: Trio chocolate Mousse

 

All the dishes were delicious, I would suggest to try all the dishes.

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Food Review – Nutty Squirrel

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Now it’s summer and what would be the favorite and want for food with everyone – I hope it would be lemonades, juices, mock tails but the most favorite with everyone, particularly with kids will be ICE -CREAMS.
Nutty Squirrel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
When the whole world loves Ice cream, I would say I have Ice cream rarely that to I go only for vanilla, I never knew the reason behind that, may be the overloaded sweetness or something. But my kids and my hubby love to have ice-cream anytime anyplace.

When I was invited for the Food Review by FBAB to The Nutty Squirrel, I felt ok, let me go and taste a bit in all the flavors. I never believe that it was me after the session was over, because I had almost all the flavors that too got to have a scoop in everything as I rarely have Ice Creams. Let me the detail review with the beautiful clicks…

About Nutty Squirrel: All about Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sandwiches, milkshakes. They specialize in making Ice Cream Sandwiches. Their aim is to make ice cream consumption more interesting and bring the unique concept of ice cream sandwiches to India. They have their own factory at Hennur – where they prepare ice creams and the cookies for sandwiches where baked at the outlet. They have only one outlet and wish them to spread all over India. They prepare 2 litres of Ice Cream per batch and they also stated that their ice creams stays for fresh a month when completely refrigerator.

Interesting things about Nutty Squirrel: They add no preservatives, no artificial coloring, no essence added to this ice cream, but all the taste, color, flavor comes from the fruits. They also have few eggless ice-creams. They have introduced 4 different types of sandwiches – Brownie wafer sandwiches, mocha cookie sandwiches, snicker doodle sandwiches and brandy snap tacos. They serve these in 2 different sizes – mini and large, they also give different shapes like round and heart shapes. . Also when you get to the taste the Ice-cream, you can have them in different ways such as lick when it comes in cone or a bite when it comes as sandwich – perfectly done as the name may be it a sandwich or cookie.

Location: It was located in the Ground floor of VR Bengaluru mall, next to Phoenix Market City, Mahadevpura, WhiteField, Bangalore.

Looking out for Ice Creams with no preservatives, no artificial colors, no artificial essence, no over loaded sweetness and want to have a BITE of ICE CREAM – I would say try out NUTTY SQUIRREL.

Ice Creams: As they serve ice creams as sandwiches, I would say that pairing the ice creams with the right flavored cookie or brownie or tacos or snicker doodle would taste yum. The sweetness in ice cream was perfectly done, as I never felt it very sweet and so I would say it would go out well for diabetic people. Each and every bite or lick of this Ice cream taste heavenly with the freshness of fruits or nuts. The most interesting thing here is their “Pudhina Ice Cream” – it was heavenly, the punch of pudhina was perfect, I would say it as a perfect for this summer – because of the pudhina as it’s a natural coolant. I liked this pudhina Ice Cream to the core, also few of foodie friends. Let me share the combination that I tasted with the pictures:

  • Blueberry Ice Cream with Snicker Doodle – It was yum, as I felt the flavor of blue berry in every single bite.
  • Filter Coffee with Brandy Snap Tacos – Brandy Snap Tacos goes out well with nutty flavor like their salted pistachios, maple walnut, Dark chocolate with Roast Almonds and Filter coffee. As a filter coffee maniac, I went for filter coffee with Brandy Snap Tacos. I and my hubby enjoyed every single bite of it, as one could get the crunchiness, perfect texture and the taste.
  • Pudhina with Brownie – Pudhina Ice cream with Brownie went out well, I liked the pudhina ice cream to the core. I would recommend it as a must to try.
  • Vanilla Ice cream with Snicker Doodle – As a vanilla maniac, I would close my eyes and say vanilla would be the best. When combined with Snicker Doodle, it was perfectly done, the texture was too good, neither too hard nor too soft – has a perfect sandwich texture. One could feel the vanilla flavor, even visually as there was the scrapes of vanilla pods in the ice cream. I would say heavenly, divine so and so…
  • Strawberry with Brownie – This was also good combination and my daughter liked it to the core being a strawberry and brownie maniac.
  • Salted Pistachios, Peanut Banana Ice cream, Chikki and Cheddar.
  • Milkshake – We had nutty milkshake, it was super frothy, nutty, flavor and yummy.

Suggestions: A must to try Ice Cream parlour which would be perfect for everyone with fantastic, yummy, colorful flavors for Bangaloreans. I would visit atleast once in a month, as the place is located in my neighborhood and with all the flavors that fits my family.

Groupie with foodies

Groupie with foodies

Thanks a ton FBAB (Food Bloggers Associations of Bangalore) and Nutty Squirrel for this precious opportunity.

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