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Monday, May 11, 2009

Tuesday Tea Time

Any one who knows me knows I love Tea. English Black
Tea. Real Tea. No sugar, no milk, no green or herb Tea.
Just good Black Tea. The last 25 years I have made it
my hobby to visit Tea Rooms around the US and UK
to critique and enjoy the Tea.
This is a photo of The Orangery outside
Kensington Palace, the last place Princess
Diana lived before she died. The Orangery
is open to the public for Tea. It's the most
Beautiful Setting in the UK I have been to
for Tea.
In Cornwall they have what they call
"Cream Tea" instead of "High Tea" like
they would in London, NY or Chicago.
Cream Tea consists of a pot of Tea,
a Fruit Scone (Raisin we would call it here)
and all the trimmings including Cornish
Clotted Cream. (Hence the name)
The Best Tea I have had consistently is at the
Ritz Carlton. I get what they call the "Royal
Tea" which means it comes with a glass of
champagne!!
The Ritz Carlton employees there own pastry
chef, that is one very good reason there Tea is
always wonderful!!! Also they are true traditionalists
with a Harp playing, each person has there own
Tea pot and choice of Tea, and the Tea sandwiches
are always fresh and wonderfully different.
Cheers......
Kate at Tea at the Ritz after two glasses of
champagne!!
Thanks to Barb at Grits and Glamour for
Hosting this Great New Tuesday Event!!

11 comments:

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Kate - I have not had the pleasure of having tea at The Orangery. I have had tea several times at Harrod's, but I still like the out of the way small tea rooms where the locals sit and gossip. I just love hearing their conversations. Happy Tea-day! Thanks for joining in. Hugs, Barb

Martha said...

I've not had tea at the Orangery but have had tea at the Ritz and it's fabulous. But I also enjoyed a grand tea in Bath. In fact, everytime we're in England, afternoon tea is a must! And most afternoons, afternoon tea is a must at Linderhof.

Liz said...

Hi Kate! I have had tea at The Orangery. My daughter and I spent 5 days in London and savored every moment! We also have had tea at the Ritz here in Phoenix. Also another wonderful experience! She has just graduated from college and we were just talking about doing tea at the Arizona Biltmore. I will have to post about that! :)

~Liz

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Kate,
You lucky girl! Thanks for sharing your tea adventures. I'd love to see more!

Kammy said...

Wow, great photos !
love those little cakes... Tea
black with nothing ? I gotta have
equal and creamer too....
Hugs ~ Kammy

Tammy518 said...

What beautiful pictures! I would love to have tea at those places some day. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a wonderful experience...you lucky girl! The petit fours are beautiful.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Kate, your pictures are lovely. Don't you just love tea?

Happy Tea Time Tuesday.

Barb

Suzie said...

Oh!!~~Kate!!
I just read this posting!!
I was busy following an awesome lady's other blogs!! hee hee :D You probably know that i am also a tea person. Beautiful post!!!

Suzie

Bunny said...

Love your tea adventure. I have had tea at the Ritz in Montreal many years ago but it was fabulous. Thanks for sharing

Fifi Flowers said...

THis looks like a FAB tea... LOVE the addition of Veuve Clicquot... yum!