Welcome to our blog....here we will share all our afternoon tea adventures with you...the good, the bad and the wonderful!

Friday, 28 June 2013

Blast from the past (part 1).....some of our favourite tea experiences!

Hi there,

So, we have another afternoon tea booked very soon...but just in case you fancied some tea and cake before then we thought we'd share some of our past favourite experiences with you!

An afternoon tea that is dear to our hearts is the tea served at The Savoy in the beautiful Thames Foyer. We've indulged in a spot of tea here no less than three times, with the most recently being for Lorna's 30th Birthday when we visited with a group of friends. This is most definitely a luxury afternoon tea, an occasion to dress up for. The finger sandwiches are delicate, there is a fine selection of teas and of course the cakes and pastries are to die for! A good point to remember is that you can also buy some of the cakes served at tea from Savoy Tea - the cute tea shop situated just outside the Foyer.....a chance to take a little bit of luxury home with you.

A selection of cakes and pastries served in December 2012
Another favourite tea is Pret a Portea served at the Berkeley, a must for all you fashionistas out there! Each season the Berkeley creates a wonderful new tea inspired by the themes and colours of the fashion world...take a look at the tea we had earlier this year.....

Not only does this tea look spectacular, but the food served all tastes good too - not a case of style over substance here I am pleased to report! We had a delightful afternoon, eating yummy treats and the service was really friendly too.
Finally I wanted to share with you something a little more affordable, a weekend treat rather than a payday treat! Last year a fabulous little tearoom opened by in Farnham, Surrey, called The Vintage Cake House. It's right up my street with a wonderful shabby chic feel to it, yummy cakes and of course mismatched china! On my first visit (yes there have been more than one!) I enjoyed the wonderfully, friendly service and a cream tea (even though it was only 11am!!). Here is what I got for my money.....
Not bad at all for under £6!! The scone is served warm and it was huge! There is a good selection of tea to pick from too. If you happen to be in the area, you should definitely pop in for some cake!
Anyway, that's our first blast from the past - we hope to see you again soon, we've got lots more to share!
Thanks for popping by today,
Rachel & Lorna


Tracey T said...

What a great idea for a blog! Trouble is, I'm hungry now! Hugs, Tracey xx

Anika said...

I am one of those annoying people who eat with my eyes so it is good to know the bright cakes / treats at the berkeley are nice as i would normally overlook something so bright. Maybe next time i am presented with something i will try it.

New Girl in Toon said...

Recently stumbled across your blog and I love it! I thought I was the Queen of afternoon tea until I saw you ladies :D

I lived in London for 5 years (where the afternoon tea obsession began) then relocated to Newcastle just over a year ago to be with my boyfriend. Luckily there are amazing tea rooms and hotels serving amazing afternoon teas here in the North East. If there hadn't been I don't think I could have moved!

I'm heading back to London next month (my first visit in ages!) so will make sure I hunt through your blog for recommendations!

Keep up the great work!

Chloe x