Sunday afternoon made for a fun little adventure as my fiance and I visited a lovely tea room not far from the hustle and bustle of the city. As we walked up the stone walkway towards the gorgeous historic house built in the 1800’s we were followed the entire way by music (speakers were nestled into pillars) which we thought was a very interesting touch. When we stepped inside, the house-turned-tearoom was very inviting and had this automatic sense of cosiness which we really enjoyed. We were sat at a lovely table which overlooked the street and went to work looking over their menus.
They had a great selection of loose leaf teas to choose from and we decided to try the Queen Elizabeth Tea on our servers recommendation. It was a special tea they offered to commemorate her recent 90th birthday and was a blend of Nilgiri, Assam, Darjeeling and Orange Pekoe. We were then greeted by a lovely three tiered tray filled with cucumber cream cheese, egg salad, and chicken cranberry sandwiches along with coconut shortbread cookies, chocolate squares, dacquoise (our favourite) as well as scones with devon cream and preserves. Everything was absolutely delicious and had us both wishing that we had of visited there sooner.
In the front rooms of the house, there was a cute little gift shop where you could find all sorts of jewelry, tea hats, decor and other odds and ends. They also had a large wall dedicated to the loose leaf teas they offered on their menu along with gorgeous tea sets to pair with them. It was hard to leave there without a handful of cute, one-of-a-kind treasures.
I really hope that you enjoyed this lifestyle post as I don’t write them as often as I would like. The tea room was an absolute treat and has made me want to discover other hidden gems like this around the city and share them with you.
Have you been to Afternoon Tea?