Tea time at Taj Mahal Cafe #FlavoursomeTuesdays

Hello and welcome to another edition of #FlavoursomeTuesdays.

“My Family & Other Animals” by Gerald Durrell was the first book I learnt to read critically. It taught me how to dissect a story, discover the intention of the writer, discuss the language etc. It also made me curious about the author. I wanted to meet the author in real life.

And this extends to the people behind the various blogs I read . Particularly those who live in my city.

I was intrigued by Trina who looked back, Priya who Reflected . I wanted to know who was first time mommy . And what made the painter paint her canvas with rainbows . I wanted to have a cup of kaapi with Lata and meet Shilpa who transformed the ordinary.

These were the bloggers from Mumbai united by WriteTribe, an online group brought together by Corinne of EveryDay Gyaan .

I met Corinne earlier in my blogging journey. I also happened to meet Shilpa last year. And when Balaka or Trina reached out last year, I jumped at the chance of a Mumbai Bloggers Meet .

But things only happen when they are meant to happen.

So when Corinne visited Bombay earlier last month, we finally met up at a quaint Tea Cafe in Bandra.

Corinne and Balaka were already seated there with Sunita Saldanha who blogs at

The Taj Mahal Tea House is a quaint Bandra bungalow that has been converted into a cosy space serving tea and snacks. It’s unmatched furniture and laid back atmosphere makes it a perfect place to get together for a cup of tea and an hour of pleasant conversation.

Aesha, Priya and Anshu ( whom I met for the very first time ) brought along their kids . Anagha brought along beautiful red roses.

The kids made themselves comfortable while we got down to the serious business of catching up.

Seeing us chattering, passers by would have been surprised to know it was our very first meeting . But in a way it wasn’t was it ? After all we meet every week, sometimes every day when we visit one another’s blogs – our special spaces where we share thoughts and ideas.

It was a great tea party one that the Mad Hatter would have approved . With water served out of teapots and a chocolate covered ice cream bomb that dissolved under a stream of hot chocolate . And a red rose to carry home with warm memories .

Looking forward to meeting more of you at our table this week at #FlavoursomeTuesdays!


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Do visit

  1. Vasantha Vivek’s Mouthwatering Bitter Gourd Curd Pachadi: Our Family’s Favorite – #FlavoursomeTuesdays
  2. Alana Mautone’s  An Edible Walk
  3. Anagha Yatin’s One Too Many




Last year my food blog, Foodities , died a death by mere neglect . However, being a foodie, I missed writing about food and memories associated with food . So I began #FlavoursomeTuesdays – a weekly post on food .

Soon I found that  an enthusiastic blogger Shilpa of Metanoia  was joining in with her delightful stories .

This encouraged me to launch a Linky party.

Thus , Shilpa and I, BellyBytes started out with #FlavoursomeTuesday.

Incidentally, both of us are technically challenged and learning on the go …. please bear with us.

One thing we do assure you is a good time with food and memories .

Join us for this Pot Luck on the first Tuesday of every month. The Linky will be open till the following Monday, giving you a week to join in with your own contribution.

Ingredients for a #FlavoursomeTuesday:

  • Food memories
  • Food stories
  • Food photos
  • Recipes & Restaurant reviews

All these are optional. You can bring in any of the above or all!


  1. Write a blog post and hashtag it #FlavoursomeTuesdays
  2. Drop your links in the comments on my blog and on Shilpa’s blog.
  3. Visit  Shilpa’s blog and blogs of others left in the comments.
  4. Leave some comments too and share the love on social media.
  5. Sit back and enjoy the party.

Do feel free to share the badge on your blog to let the others know .

Author: Bellybytes

Proud Mumbai gal who always sees the humour in life. The mum who made banana fritters when all the other mums made cupcakes.

40 Comments on “Tea time at Taj Mahal Cafe #FlavoursomeTuesdays

  1. Hey Sunita, I wanted to meet you all too.. But, I was in the middle of shifting houses and couldnt make it. We can have the kaapi some other time.

  2. Flavorsome Tuesdays! I will try to participate in the future. I am Alice so, of course, I love mad tea parties. I would love to come to visit India and enjoy a tea party at that beautiful tea house.

  3. What a beautiful post sunita. And what a lovely time we had. I second you though we hadn’t met each other before, it didn’t feel awkward because we met and still meet each other fairly regularly through our writing. Am glad to have met you all.

  4. Oh, I love the Taj Mahal Tea House! It’s so quaint and the food is delicious. Top that up with meeting some bloggers you know well, now that’s a bonus! Looks like you all had a great time!

  5. Oh, how I missed this meet! Would have loved to meet you again, and the others in person. You are so right. Even if we have not met each other we feel like we do coz we read each other almost every day or week.

  6. How lovely! The Taj Mahal Tea House looks fascinating to me with all its mismatched decor and crockery. I would love to visit a place like this which is almost like me – beauty in contrasts 😀 This post has left me longing to meet all of you in person though we have been meeting each other through our blogs for the last 3 years, the time I joined Write Tribe.

  7. Oh…that was a great day! Met you all and now have your faces to be put on dart boards…hahahaha! Joking…
    Honestly it was a pleasure meeting every one. Wish we could meet more frequently, Sunita.
    Here is my post for this month’s #FlavoursomeTuesdays
    (Couldnt find the linky button, so bothering you with this one here)

  8. Looks like you all had a lot of fun. That’s the downside of living so far – you miss all the fun blogging events. But talking of tea, just today someone at work offered me a pomergranate tea – it was quite nice.

  9. I loved this post Sunita- we are not strangers having met every week online….. brilliantly put.

    I am waiting for the day we catch up too.

    1. Thanks so much for joining up ! I’m not really proficient with this Linky thing . Hope to get it all sorted out by next month’s party. Hope you are a regular at our table !

  10. Sounds so wonderful that you all met up in this quaint place that looks just the perfect haunt for a blogger meetup! Wish I was there too! Wishful thinking, I know, but hopefully, someday, we can meet up and enjoy a hearty conversation, Sunita. I did visit Mumbai two years back and could only meet up with Balaka’s family as we have a family connection that goes back almost 25 odd years or so.

    1. We’ve been planning this meet for quite a while and it happened only now so things only happen when they are meant to. Who knows one day we may land up sitting on a plane next to each other and not know it till the plane takes off.

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