Thursday, June 21, 2018

High Tea

This was fun. We went to a tea room for High Tea, on my sister. (Thanks, Allison:) We sat outdoors and watched the world go by. The Tea was very nice and surprisingly reasonably priced.  We had our choice of two types of teas, along with finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, and little cakes.  The interesting thing was the scones and clotted cream. In the states, scones resemble a shortbread cookie. As you can see in the picture, in England they more resemble a biscuit. While they look like biscuits they taste more like a cookie. And clotted cream....a whipped sweet butter.


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  1. Authentic high tea, how wonderful!

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  2. I'm pleased you enjoyed our English High Tea Sandra.

    Yvonne.

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  3. Australian scones are much more like British ones. And a High Tea is an occasional (and very welcome) treat for me.

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  4. I love the scones we get in England, and clotted cream, too - yummy!! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Me too, Val. Delicious!
      Hugs received and returned.

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  5. At one time there was a tea room in Wichita that served genuine High Tea with scones, clotted cream, and finger sandwiches. Your experience reminded me of those times. It looks wonderful and I bet everything tasted great, too!

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    1. How lovely, Elizabeth. Years ago I went to a Tea at a Bed and Breakfast. It was great too.
      Yes, quite tasty. Our sandwiches: egg salad, cucumber, salmon and ham. The cakes: velvet and Bundt.

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  6. I've had English scones. Not the tea though. Not a tea drinker.

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    1. Hi Alex,
      I'm normally a coffee drinker, but I enjoyed the tea.

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  7. This would be called a Cream Tea as I learned from British friends. And up here in Boston, scones look more like biscuits usually shaped in triangles. I've never seen them like a shortbread cookie. Guess we tossed the tea in Boston, but kept the traditional scone from the mothership. =^,.^=

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  8. Look at you, taking in tea time. When in Rome...or London.

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  9. High tea in London must have been wonderful, but sorry to say, you description of English scone is wanting. A scone is not like a biscuit or a cookie, and a scone is best served with plain very thick whipped cream and jam. Sorry if I sound grumpy.

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    1. Except for the jam, I'm afraid we're going to have to agree to disagree.

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  10. Not much into tea myself, only drink it once in a while.

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    1. Jamie and Adam: I'm a coffee drinker, but I enjoyed the tea.

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  11. Did you say scones? Love those tall pillowy ones. I won't eat the hard and flat ones.

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    1. I'm assuming we had the tall pillowy ones. Shaped exactly like biscuits, as shown on the top tier.

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  12. Tea is such a civilized tradition. We should all indulge in it.

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  13. Hi Sandra - so glad you experienced clotted cream - oh how I miss that. Tea can be a wonderful time in England ... long natters as the day winds down - before the last of the day's chores and then into supper and some vino or beer!! Glorious memories - cheers Hilary

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    1. I understand why you love it and England, Hilary.
      Wondrous.

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  14. my youngest sis was big with that, Her kids weren't sure what to do.

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  15. This does look like a fun outing even though i am not a tea drinker but when in Rome..er..London...

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  16. I'll take.....one of each !!!!! glad you and your sister had an awesome time !! ☺♥ happy early weekend too ~ ☺☺♥♥

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  17. Everything was tasty:) Unfortunately, my sister didn't get to go, but she sent money for tea;)

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  18. Yummy!!! I will have it all! LOL! What a nice treat! I remember having scones and clotted cream in England! So good! Great to see you back Sandra! Big Hugs!

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    1. Thanks, Stacy:)
      Have it all: good choice:)
      Hugs received and returned.

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  19. How fun Super Sandra! Years ago, I worked with a caterer who specialized in providing tea parties for kids and adults. Definitely very different from English Tea for sure. I would love to try an authentic scone one of these days, which I probably don't really need. (lol) Hugs...and Happy Friday! RO

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    1. Of course, you need an authentic scone, Rockin Ro:)
      I love the idea of a catered tea party. What fun.
      Hugs received and returned.

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  20. Nothing better than High Tea especially with scones and clotted cream!

    All the best Jan

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  21. I'm hoping to do high tea when we are in England. This looks just wonderful -- so pretty and delicious too!

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