So pour your cuppa and enjoy the virtual tea tour with me. I have my Earl Grey poured in my favorite bone china cup right beside me ready to enjoy.
This is the link to the article itself listing several popular places for tea. I find it a bit funny that it's from Budget Travel, but lists teas from some of the most expensive places in England, upwards of 92 pounds. I guess we all have different budgets.
Let's stop off at The Ritz, shall we? Here's their Menu for Afternoon Tea. Remember ladies to make those reservations at least a month in advance!
Afternoon Tea Sandwiches
|Egg Mayonnaise with Cress|
|Chicken and Mayonnaise|
|Cucumber with Cream Cheese|
|Freshly Baked Raisin and Apple Scones with Devonshire Clotted Cream and organic Strawberry Preserve|
|Assortment of Afternoon Tea Pastries with English Cream|
|Fruits of The Forest Compote with English Cream|
|Ritz Selected Teas or Ritz Blend Filter Coffee|
Rose Congou / Pouchong
Darjeeling First FlushTruly the Champagne of teas, a rare & wonderful experience, this Black tea, from the first tender new shoots grown between February and April on the foothills of the Himalayas, producing a wonderful light liquor with a delicate flavour of green muscatel.
The Dorchester reminds you to dress accordingly:
The Dorchester has grand dining, less formal eating, award-winning afternoon teas and a variety of distinctive private dining rooms. Expert service and elegant surroundings ensure a memorable experience.
The dress code at The Dorchester is smart casual, however we do request that guests refrain from wearing baseball hats, shorts and training shoes.Yes, let's not wear our training shoes to tea, ladies.
Well, I hope our little tea trip has refreshed you. Thanks for joining me! Have a tea-lightful week!