Hello! I hope your weekend was lovely! Where I live there has been some abnormally warm weather this month, and I am loving it! If I could have it my way, I’d live in the tropics! If I can’t grow an avocado in my backyard year-round, I don’t want to live there! 🙂 For now, I’ll keep dreaming and enjoy the warmer temps while they last!
On Saturday I met up with two of my friends for a fancy afternoon tea! We went to A Taste of Britain for their full afternoon tea. It was my first time going there, and I was very impressed! It’s impossibly quaint and filled with little personal touches that really make it cozy.
They have tons of different teas to choose from so it was a challenge to pick just one. My friends and I settled on two pots of tea. A Vanilla Cream Rooibos tea & a seasonal tea called the Nutcracker Sweet. They brought out milk and honey and sugar to go with it. I loved them both but my favorite was definitely the Nutcracker Sweet. It was slightly spicy with hints of apple and cinnamon. It tasted like Christmas in a cup and I’m a sucker for seasonal beverages!
They have tons of sandwiches, salads, soups, quiche, etc if you don’t want to do the afternoon tea. One of my friends can’t have gluten so she decided on a quiche and soup and a gluten-free scone. Since it was my first time there, I decided on getting the full afternoon tea with my other friend.
The full afternoon tea comes in a cute tiered holder filled with goodies! The first tier at the bottom are your finger sandwiches. Each time you go they have a different selection, so there’s always a reason to go back! Each person getting the tea gets 8 finger sandwiches, 2 of each selection for that day. My favorite yesterday was probably the turkey cranberry sandwich which is odd because I’m not even a huge turkey OR cranberry fan! I was shocked at myself! For the second tier, each person can choose their own scone (I choose cheddar and chive, my friend got buttermilk and we split them.) and they bring you lemon curd, butter, clotted cream, and raspberry preserves to put on it. The Lemon curd was AWESOME! I could have probably eaten that plain! The top tier was the sweets portion; my favorite item probably being the Butterscotch Blondie Bar!
Everything was really delicious and fresh and it was a lot of fun getting to catch up with my friends. This place would be awesome for a birthday, mother’s day, or maybe even Valentine’s Day. Definitely make a reservation though because they’re always booked!
After enjoying the food and drink, we browsed their little shop filled with take home items. You can take home tea, pastries, preserves, British chocolates, and all kinds of tea accessories. I decided to just take home my leftovers from the afternoon tea but next time I may get some tea to bring home! I hope to go back soon!
Have you ever done an afternoon tea?
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