Tea for two

Adam and I share a deep love of tea.  He’s English, so I’m pretty sure it’s genetic! In my family, a cup of tea is the antidote to most illnesses and a way to de-stress and relax.

For the last few years, my mum has worked in a tea house at a local gift and homewares store. (I told you it was in the family!)  One of her favourite aspects of the job is providing the shop’s high teas. I hadn’t had the opportunity to pop in to sample one, so Adam and I thought it’d be a nice way to spend an afternoon.

The tea room is an intimate space, where lamps cast a warm glow over small wooden tables adorned with lace tablecloths.

The tea room at A Deja Vu Experience.

The three-tiered stand the tea comes on is filled with small sandwiches, warm mini-quiche, scones with jam and cream, and a selection of petit fours.

Our tiers of tasty treats.

High tea is meant to be a light meal between lunch and dinner – but this was more than generous.  Adam and I both consumed two pots of tea each (!!!), and couldn’t finish everything.

A couple of these little cakes, did end up coming home with us – they’re almost too cute to eat!

Some of mum’s creations.

We had a wonderful afternoon, and the air-conditioned tea room was the perfect escape from the warm, muggy weather outside.

Next week is our final week in Australia!  It’s hard to believe it’s come around so quickly. I’ll be sharing some insights over the coming posts about our preparation for the move, and about that un-enviable task of trying to pack a suitcase for a year away! Have a lovely weekend  🙂 .


4 thoughts on “Tea for two

  1. Hi Melinda and Adam, i am really enjoying following you on your travels, I hope that you love England but not so much that you forget about Australia and Mackay, Alys and John.


  2. It was an absolute pleasure to have Melinda and Adam in the store this week to enjoy High Tea in our little tea room at Deja-Vu. All the staff here join me in wishing them both well on their adventure to England and we promise to look after Mum when the goodbye’s have to happen.
    Kerri at Deja-Vu


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