Uparwali Chai Christmas Tea Party

Get  Christmassy with Uparwali Chai

Laura and I  had so many festive  favourites we wanted to make for our Christmas high tea, it took a whole afternoon to whittle down the list.

We finally came up with Mince pies with brandy butter; Dutch spice biscuits (‘Speculaas‘); Cape Gooseberry Macaroons; Gingerbread ‘Candles’; scones with cream and homemade strawberry jam;  Dutch and Scottish Christmas sweets (our childhood favourites); smoked salmon and sour cream  choux buns, three-cheese pastries, little leek pies….we’re even going to be having a go at that Bombay favourite, the chutney sandwich. There might be some surprises too – Laura’s off to Holland tomorrow and I’ve given her a long shopping list!

Yes, you won’t need lunch or dinner that day!

It’s the last tea of the year and definitely not to be missed.  It will be on 12th December at 3pm in Laura’s garden.  Seats are very limited, so book early.

This event is likely to be very popular so  we will be asking for payment (rs 1200 per person) in advance.  We don’t really like to do this this but last time we had a few guests not turn up.  We hope you understand – it’s particularly annoying when that happens because we always have a waiting list of people we’ve had to turn away!

Hope to see you there

Bookings: email: uparwalichai@gmail.com or call me on 9871927320


Pamela and Laura


16 thoughts on “Uparwali Chai Christmas Tea Party

  1. I stumbled upon this wonderful blog of yours through “Aahsome Food”. I have read your entire blog in 2 days and I can’t wait for the next post. I am going to try the Yougurt cake – the LBD of cake tomorrow. Your blog is a Treasure cove. …
    Thank you for your generosity and now self-lessly you have shared all your recipes.

  2. Hi Pamela
    I added a message somewhere on your blog a couple of weeks ago about your Guardian article and why we were coming to India! Well we have finally arrived and I realise we will be back in Delhi for your Christmas tea party – do you have space for two people and if you do how can we pay you for it? We have intermittant email access and my phone is not working as yet! If you could let me know by email I will aim to look in a couple of days.Thank you! Kim Hart

  3. Am totally bummed about not following up on your blog since I first came across it and now am off to a small class reunion and wont be here for THE tea party….anyway,is it possible to order any of the goodies you make,like scones,mince pies etc etc…

  4. Hi Rimpi – would you like me to put you on the mailing list for the tea parties – we should be doing another one in December. We are going to be making some Christmas goodies to order this year – mince pies, Christmas puddings, Christmas cakes, macaroons… in fact anything you fancy! Just let me know….regards Pamela

  5. oh, P! how utterly delicious. i can just smell those mince pies. it is always during this time of the year that i miss London with all my heart. hope you have lovely hols. x shayma

  6. Hi Pamela,
    I really enjoy reading your blog and articles (even between my school exams!)
    The Christmas pudding sounds so yummy! Am surely going to try it 🙂
    Just like the apple pie,it was wonderful (though I did add some wholewheat flour)
    Waiting for the next upar waali chai 🙂

  7. It is the 1st time iam communicating to you. As a Mumbaikar I am not familiar with Delhi but thro’ your articles I feel that Delhi (particularly Old Delhi) is a city which does not seem all that strange.Thank You for it also for the recipes. I wish all of U a very HAPPY NEW YEAR Regards Sujata.

  8. Hi Zoya – sorry for delay in replying – Christmas got the better of me! You definitely don’t need egg in Christmas pudding

  9. Dear Pamela,
    Love the blog.
    One thing is niggling. Upar wali chai is a very literal translation of high tea. I think oonchi chai captures the essence of high tea better. Suppose it is too late to change it though 😉

  10. Hi Mini – the name started out as a bit of a joke (although it was coined by an Indian friend) but has now stuck and it’s probably too late to do anything about it now!

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