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.


41 comments:

Christine said...

Authentic high tea, how wonderful!

nashvillecats2 said...

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

Yvonne.

Elephant's Child said...

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

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

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!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

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

CJ Kennedy said...

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. =^,.^=

Pat Hatt said...

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

Andrew said...

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.

Jamie Ghione said...

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

Adam said...

I drink it never

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love English tea.

donna baker said...

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

cleemckenzie said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

It was indeed, Christine:)

Sandra Cox said...

Thank youl I sure did, Yvonne.

Sandra Cox said...

A definite treat, EC:)

Sandra Cox said...

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

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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.

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Heh.

Sandra Cox said...

Yes indeed. Grin.

Out on the prairie said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

They had a nice selection of teas.

Birgit said...

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

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Wouldn't that be wonderful, Lee?

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

Cute:)

Sandra Cox said...

Heh. Exactly.

Sandra Cox said...

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

Magic Love Crow said...

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!

RO said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Sandra Cox said...

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

Lowcarb team member said...

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

All the best Jan

Jeanie said...

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