Brewed to perfection

At Ephélia we strive for perfection and for our tea-drinking guests nowhere is this more important than in their teacups.

Theodor tea at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Theodor tea at Constance Ephelia

For that reason we have chosen luxury French tea house Theodor to supply our signature restaurant Cyann. Established in 2002 by Frenchman Guillaume Leleu, Theodor has become synonymous with prestigious, high quality fair trade teas from around the world.

With an emphasis on taste and artistry in blending, the house has become a standard in excellence throughout the world.

Even the teapots in which the teas are brewed are considered part of the process, and Theodor teapots are made of Japanese cast iron using ancient Japanese casting techniques. Each teapot is unique with the cast broken after casting and then remoulded in a constant striving for perfection.

Theodor teas available at Cyann

  • The famous white tea Yin Zen from China
  • The Rooibos from South Africa – a theine-free infusion
  • Classic black teas including – English breakfast and Daarjeling
  • Flavoured green teas including – Jasmine, Peché Mignon, J’aime
  • Flavoured black teas including – Earl Grey Royal, Place Saint Marc, Travel to India
  • Tête à tête – a herbal tea
  • Teas we plan to offer soon:
  • The unique Matcha green tea from Japan
  • The semi-fermented tea from Taiwan
  • The green Pu Ehr from Laos
  • The black Pu Ehr from Laos
  • The Kenyan black tea
Find out more

Visit the Theodor tea website to learn more about the art of brewing the perfect cup of tea.

And if you prefer your tea with a kick read the Independent’s guide on how to pep up your daily brew.

Discover more about the beautiful resort of Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

A taste of India in the Seychelles

We’re thrilled to announce that world-renowned Indian chef and restaurateur, Vineet Bhatia will be visiting Constance Ephélia this December.

Chef Vineet Bhatia, Constance Hotels & Resorts

Chef Vineet Bhatia

The first Indian chef ever to receive a Michelin Star, Bhatia’s approach puts a contemporary twist on traditional Indian cuisine.

Vineet Bhatia’s influence

Bhatia’s global influence as a restaurateur now spreads from Mumbai to Geneva, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Mauritius.

‘I would describe myself as a global Indian whose inspiration is deeply rooted in India with an ever-burning desire to put Indian cuisine on the forefront,’ he says.

Events at Ephélia

Bhatia will run special dining events at Cyann Restaurant, Constance Ephélia from 29th December to 1st January.

  • 29-30th December – A glimpse of Vineet Bhatia’s A La Carte including three starters, three main courses and two desserts
  • New Year’s Eve & New Years Day – A five course taster menu
Read more 

Discover fruits and spices of the Seychelles

One of the most pleasurable ways to immerse yourself in island culture is by sampling delicious local cuisine, flavoured by locally grown fruits, vegetables and spices.

Fresh produce, Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

Fresh produce at Ephelia

At our two Seychelles resorts, Constance Lemuria and Constance Ephelia, you’ll discover the fusion inherent in Creole cooking where traditions of many nations blend to create the distinctive dishes on offer. Influences include African, European, Chinese and Indian cuisines.

Fruits such as mango, passion fruit, banana and pineapple are combined with local fish to make light refreshing dishes while spices such as lemongrass (‘citronel’), chilli (‘pima’), and onions (la ke onyon) give the food its heat.

Fruit and spice discovery at Ephelia

Our team at Constance Ephelia are passionate about the luscious local fruits and exotic Seychellois spices served in the resort’s restaurants.

Every Saturday guests can enjoy a special fruit and spice discovery evening, where you can learn more about the island’s delicacies.

Find out more

If you’ve been inspired by a visit to the Seychelles and would like to try to recreate the exciting flavours back home, take a look at the recipes in our culinary section.

 

 

Michelin star Chef Serge Gouloumes to visit Seychelles

Chef celebre Serge Gouloumes, of the world-famous Le Mas Candille in France, will be visiting Constance Lémuria and Constance Ephélia from 7-13 January to share his culinary passion with Constance guests.

Chef Serge Gouloumes

Chef Serge Gouloumes

The famous French chef will be organising special dinners and events, and offering a number of cookery classes at both Constance Lémuria and Constance Ephélia.

If you’re interested in improving your culinary skills and wowing your friends with a bit of gourmet French cooking back home, then this is the event for you.

Gouloumes has spent much of his career travelling the world and has been inspired by the mix of exotic spices and fresh ingredients of Seychellois cuisine. It was his fusion of exotic spices with the haute cuisine traditions of France that won him a Michelin star.

Find out more

 

Recipe: Sweet orange-ginger ganache

These delicious chocolates are quintessential Constance treats, recently served at the Chocolate Show at Constance Ephelia.

North Beach at Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

North Beach at Ephelia

Ingredients

  • 500g dark chocolate
  • 300g cream
  • 75g butter
  • 50g fresh ginger
  • 1 orange zest
  • 25g preserved orange peel
  • 400g dark chocolate for the coating

1. Chop the chocolate and place in a bowl.
2. Peel and chop the ginger.
3. In a pan add cream, ginger and the orange zest and leave it to infuse for 10 minutes.
4. Strain the flavoured cream and return to heat.
5. Pour over the chocolate and mix until smooth.
6. Stir the softened butter.
7. Pour the contents into a round shaped mould.
8. Refrigerate until firm.
9. Cut into shapes, squares, diamonds, rectangles, circles.
10. Melt the 400g dark choclate in a bain marie.
11. Make curves with the crystallized chocolate.
12. Dip the chocolates one by one.
13. Leave to crystallize.

The recipe makes approximately 50 chocolates.

Find out more about Constance Ephelia from our website.

Constance Ephelia gains Seychelles Sustainable Tourism certificate

Constance Ephelia has recently been certified as a sustainable tourism resort, and now carries the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label.

Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

North Beach, Constance Ephelia

This certificate is awarded to hotels that incorporate sustainable practices into their everyday business operations, to help safeguard the biodiversity and culture of the Seychelles.

Opened in 2010, Constance Ephelia has been recognised as a leader in the Seychelles for working to conserve the biodiversity of the natural landscape around which it’s built.

In 2011, Ephelia was awarded the prestigious Landscape Gold Award, in recognition for its superior landscape construction.

The resort is situated on 2 of the most breathtaking beaches on Mahé, and overlooks the marine national park of Port Launay.

There are 7 different types of accommodation including hillside and spa villas, 5 restaurants and 6 bars, 4 swimming pools, a fully equipped gym, tennis and squash courts, climbing wall, zip wires and a dive centre.

The choice you’ll find at Ephelia has made it a haven for families, offering plenty of space to run around. Yet the resort exudes a boutique-feel you’d expect from a smaller hotel, and many couples choose to get married and honeymoon here.

Find out more about Constance Ephelia on our website.