For £13, this afternoon tea was well worth the money.
First, you select your special blend of tea from their exclusive tea menu. I went for the ‘Celebritea’ which was a blend of fruit and tea leaves. Once brewed, it came out a beautiful shade of pink. I always find a black fruit tea is refreshing if you’re going to pig out on the food.
Next you get the tier which is laden with treats!
On the bottom tier you had the tea sandwiches; you get the options of Polish ham and English mustard, goats cheese and caramalised onions and prawn. On the side was egg mayonnaise rolls.
The middle tier had 4 mini fruit scones. At first my eyes were bigger than my belly and I thought to myself these were rather small! But, when you add up the other cakes you’re getting, it’s a good job they were mini.
The condiments were clotted cream, quality strawberry conserve and something I haven’t had with scones before; lemon curd.
OH EMM GEE. How have I never discovered this before?! Lemon curd is awesome on scones!! You need to try it. So, I had lashings of curd with my fruity jam. It was the bomb.
The top tier is usually my favourite the cakes and dainties! I always let out a little squeal when I see what we have in store.
Unfortunately, there was a lot of marzipan with the battenburg and chocolate roulade. I hate marzipan and so did my friend so, these had to go into rejected pile! Poor guys, but you’re just gross, sorry #notsorry
However, the pistachio, berry layered cake and the strawberry compote was delicious. It almost tipped me over the edge. Almost.