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 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.
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!
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 🙂 .