Afternoon Tea, Claridge’s

20140429-202542.jpg

My cousin is turning 40 and it’s nice to see she’s upholding the family* [*my] tradition of multiple birthday “do’s” ~ although at five she outdo’s my now seemingly meagre three!

One and two were a spa weekend and a trip to Ireland, both with friends ~ three through five was to be a mix of family or family and friends events.

Today was event no.3, Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s (family.. including me … huzzah!!)

We were served by a Matt Dillon lookalike who was politeness and charm personified. He poured perfect champagne; explained the tea ritual and brought us as many sandwiches and cakes as we wanted, including a little candle studded birthday one.

The scones..! The. Scones! I cannot explain just how light and fluffy those scones were … and the jam, I have *no* idea what type of jam that was, but it had an elegant floral subtlety that I’ve never experienced in a jam before.  They don’t sell or give away the jam in their goodie bags, but by god I’d love to figure out that recipe.

And, while I’m here I have to mention the clean taste of the white monkey paw tea I had too – mainly as a reminder to myself to get some to have at home.

I know these experiences are out of the reach of many, but if there’s ever an opportunity to take afternoon tea in London, choose Claridge’s, it is delicious, special and enchanting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s