Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Afternoon Tea With a Difference at Tapasya



When you hear the phrase afternoon tea I imagine it conjures up images of cream scones, finger sandwiches and some good old English Breakfast tea. It does for me anyway even though I've never even eaten an traditional English afternoon tea. So I was intrigued when I was invited along with some of the lovely Hull Blogger ladies to the newly opened Tapasya on Hull Marina for an afternoon tea with a bit of a difference.







Tapasya is an Indian restaurant so the tea we were served was a delicious Chai Tea, and I mean proper Chai Tea made with milk instead of water. They don't serve it in enough places and I'm always meaning to make some myself at home, but it's just much easier to boil the kettle #lazylife, but at least I know somewhere in Hull that serves it now! If you're an English Breakfast fanatic then it's probably not for you, but for herbal tea fanatics like me it was perfect.

When we were brought out a three tier stand each I did wonder how on earth we would eat it all, but funnily enough we managed. We got an assortment of savoury pastries and a grilled sandwich each, which were all delicious and just the right amount of spicy, but let's face it, dessert was the main event here.

I don't think I've ever ordered dessert at an Indian restaurant before because I've usually just stuffed my face with a massive curry and all the naan bread and I've obviously been doing it wrong all this time because they were beautiful. There was two Naan Khatai each which is the most buttery, melt in the mouth shortbread I've ever tasted. Served with those was what I can only describe as Indian fudge, which I believe is called Barfi (but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!) and again it was so melt in the mouth delicious and as you can see we got a huge helping of it!

The glass frontage of the restaurant gives you the most beautiful view across Hull Marina and I can just imagine how amazing it will be in summer (or just on a nice day as we were unfortunate enough to visit on the foggiest day so far this year!) The interiors are just as pretty and it feels very much like a high end restaurant inside, but luckily with affordable prices! The afternoon tea cost £12.50 per person and you can upgrade to fizz for a little extra (but I'd highly recommend the tea!).

Have you ever tried an Indian afternoon tea?

Amy x

I was invited to try an complimentary afternoon tea at Tapasya, but opinions and newfound love of Naan Khatai is my own. 
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  1. Oh wow This is so cute! My mom would love this place because we do love our chai tea & naan khatai but it's always something we make at home. x

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    1. Naan khatai is seriously amazing! I'd love to try making it at home! xx

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  2. This sound delicious and definitely a great alternative to traditional afternoon tea! Sound like such a great time! Gemma x
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    1. Yeah it was so nice to try something a bit different and sooo delicious! xx

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  3. Ooh the buttery-shortbread texture of one of the desserts you've mentioned sound absolutely delicious! I can't say I've ever looked beyond a traditional afternoon tea, so thanks for opening my eyes to a new concept :)

    aglassofice.com
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    1. Yes it was seriously amazing! Hope you get to try some similar :) xx

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  4. Afternoon tea with a twist! Love it!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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    1. It was so interesting to try and all absolutely delicious! xx

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  5. Wow, what a tasty sounding afternoon tea, love all the pictures too!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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    1. It was sooo nice, thanks so much Rosanna - hope you're having a lovely week xx

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  6. Everything looks so wonderful and super delicious!
    Omnivogues

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    1. It was all delicious especially the desserts which were amazing! xx

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  7. This looks amazing!! What a fab alternative to the traditional afternoon tea and that chai tea sounds incredible!!
    Lovely pics too 😊Xxx

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    1. I love proper chai tea it's so yummy, really want to try making it at home! xx

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  8. This looks really delicious, I've never seen an afternoon tea like this before.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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    1. It was lovely to try something a little bit different to what I'm used to! xx

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  9. Oh wow the food looks delicious. It sounds like such a lovely place xx

    Gemma • Miss Makeup Magpie ❤️

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    1. It's a really lovely location and the food was delicious! xx

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  10. Lol you are so right when I think of a proper English tea I think scones and cucumber sandwichees. I don't know why thought. I probably got the idea from watching tv.
    LaToya
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    1. I think that is a traditional English afternoon tea, I'd just never had an Indian afternoon tea before :) xx

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  11. Tapasya seems to be really good! I am drooling here, I love shortbread and samosas and so many other things! I have a very close Indian friend, who introduced me to many Indian sweets - before, I only knew curry, mango chutney, etc... and I was pleasantly surprised with the Indian sweets she gave to me! The proper Chai done with milk, instead of water, sounds good! What for a great way to have lovely tea! Hope you have a very nice day!
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    1. I'm sure you would love this food then! So good xx

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  12. I have never done a Indian afternoon tea. Looks nice though!

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    1. I hadn't before this, but I'm sure I'll do it again in the future :) xx

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  13. This sounds so delicious! I've actually never had Indian food so this was really interesting to read :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

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    1. Wow you should definitely try some Indian food if you've never had it! xx

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  14. An Indian afternoon tea? Wow that's mental! I love it :)

    Corinne x
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    1. Yeah such a great experience and good alternative to your traditional English one! xx

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  15. Love it. Please check out my XMAS & NYE party wear haul!

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  16. Wow, what an amazing experience at an affordable price.
    Trust you had a great time.

    Funmi x
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    1. So affordable isn't it! I definitely did thank you :) xx

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  17. This is unlike other afternoon teas I've seen! Mm I love authentic chai tea, especially when it's hot and spicy!

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. It was so nicely spiced so would probably have been right up your street! xx

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  18. I've never ordered dessert at an Indian restaurant either but that shortbread you described sounds delicious!

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    1. It was so delicious - I'll definitely be ordering dessert in future! xx

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