The Twelve Days of Christmas Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental London Park Lane

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me  a partridge in a pear tree ~ in the form of a partridge pie, washed down with a whiskey/pear/Champagne cocktail. Intrigued? I hope so, because I am about to tell you about a most fantastic Christmas Afternoon Tea in London. In the past… Continue reading The Twelve Days of Christmas Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental London Park Lane

10 reasons why the Wellington Afternoon Tea could be London's #1 Afternoon Tea

The tradition of Afternoon Tea began in England and the English certainly know how to do it and how to do it right. At every top London hotel that serves Afternoon Tea, the ambience, the tea and the tea food is excellent, a few perhaps marginally better than others. If beautiful surroundings, excellent tea and… Continue reading 10 reasons why the Wellington Afternoon Tea could be London's #1 Afternoon Tea

The Wellington Afternoon Tea – Flawless and Fit for a Duke

As a tea enthusiast who has over the years enjoyed many an Afternoon Tea, I have by now developed a keen awareness of what I love in an Afternoon Tea – and one thing I love is a themed tea. Whilst there are indeed a few elemental things that every Afternoon Tea should contain, the ‘art’… Continue reading The Wellington Afternoon Tea – Flawless and Fit for a Duke

Tea at 78 Derngate may be the best Afternoon Tea value in England

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a Scottish architect and designer of both the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements.  My interest in Mackintosh began many years ago when I learned about the furniture and interiors that he and his wife Margaret Macdonald created for The Willow Tearooms in Glasgow.  I haven’t made it up to Glasgow… Continue reading Tea at 78 Derngate may be the best Afternoon Tea value in England

Succumb to the Crumb [Afternoon Tea Party Box]

Crumb, a “cake experience” company in Leeds founded just over a year ago by two young mums, make afternoon tea parties that can be delivered not only to your door, but through your letterbox. Alice down a rabbit hole? Sure. A tea party delivered through my letterbox? I was skeptical, but Crumb have convinced me… Continue reading Succumb to the Crumb [Afternoon Tea Party Box]

Afternoon tea on the village green with Royal Albert

It’s not often that a person has the opportunity to be served Afternoon Tea on Royal Albert china on a sunny afternoon on a lovely village green – for free. But thanks to an invitation from Royal Albert (and a very thoughtful husband who doesn’t mind my dragging him by his gorgeous fifty-shades-of-grey hair all… Continue reading Afternoon tea on the village green with Royal Albert

This Chocolate Teapot is a wise choice

In England, there is a phrase we use to define something that is useless. For example, if my husband Mr. Tea gave me a book written in Mandarin, I would say to him first, that he was brainless, and second, that the book was “as useful as a chocolate teapot.”  The logic behind this idiom… Continue reading This Chocolate Teapot is a wise choice

Cassandra's Cup, Chawton, Hampshire

This is a picture of the ceiling at Cassandra’s Cup in Chawton, Hampshire, England. I haven’t been there (yet!) but their website says they are a “small tradional tearooms situated in the beautiful village of Chawton, opposite Jane Austen’s house”. There are so many lovely Jane Austen tea connections – but they shall have to wait for… Continue reading Cassandra's Cup, Chawton, Hampshire