Showing posts from December, 2013

The Tea Merchant launches in Melrose arch

Sugar and spice and all things nice! The launch of The Tea Merchant in Melrose arch and it's official opening took place on the 5th December. 

Being a tea lover, I absolutely had to make a visit there. I have never really been a coffee person but I think growing up in an Indian household, tea was always on the menu for breakfast and after supper so I grew up having masala tea (chai tea) and we later switched to Rooibos. 

The moment we entered The Tea merchant, our noses were greeted by a variety of pleasant aromatic scents. I automatically felt relaxed and calm as I took my first sip of one of the many tea's on sample. There are a variety of fruitty, black, rooibos and green tea's available. Each with it's very own unique flavour, scent and taste. 

The shop is cute, invitingly warm and cosy and the owners are suuper friendly and helpful. You can purchase the various tea's in the form of tea cones, loose tea (by weight) or in tins or tea bags. There are also various li…

Master Chef Disaster

To be totally honest I have never watched SA Master Chef or ever really been a fan or taken a liking to the show. But I do absolutely LOVE Indian cuisine so when I was at Monte Casino passing by Aarya - Master chef SA Deena's restaurant I thought I would pop by and try it out. I remember a while back when he won Master chef all the hype about it and now that there has been another Master chef SA I found it quite fitting to be at the restaurant after all the hype and media around it had died down. 

It's quite a small little restaurant situated in the piazza section of Monte so we had to wait a little while before being seated as it was full. We browsed through the rather teeny tiny menu which I was quite surprised (It was literally an A4 sized menu). Despite the range of choice being small from the menu we decided to still try a few dishes off the menu. (Being vegetarian limited the already small menu for me to select form).

In any case, we opted for the paneer which was rather d…