If I could give a few suggestion either to a tourist or to someone who lives in London, an afternoon tea would be at the top of the list. It is such a British tradition, a one of a kind experience you can only have in this Country and therefore unmissable.
Last but not least: an afternoon tea is SO yummy.
A few days ago me and my friend Jacintha had a freezing Friday afternoon break at the marvellous Sofitel St.James. I already knew for its amazing bar, what I did not know is how cozy, delicious and relaxing its afternoon tea can be. It takes place in The Rose Lounge.
Fabulous, isn’t it? And with the Christmas decorations it was even prettier. It was so intimate, comfortable and beautiful it felt like being home – if my home was an elegant mansion, of course.
We chatted with the waiters about the menu and the different kind of teas, I opted for a Bengal Chai, a delicious spicy tea with a combination of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, cardamom and bay leaves. It tasted really Christmas-y. And then Le Tea En Rose arrived. A little tower of yummyness.
We started with a selection of finger sandwiches. When I had my first afternoon tea I considered savoury sandwiches a strange combination together with a tea, but now I couldn’t give them up. Such a great way to start our tea.
They were followed by the softest scones I have ever tried. Seriously, they were fabulous. Of course, topped with clotted cream and jam.
And just when we thought we had eaten all our way through the afternoon tea, we were told we could choose a selection of pastries. They looked irresistible and, of course, we did not make any effort to resist!
The afternoon tea, together with the lovely chat with my friend, were such a perfect way to spend a freezing winter evening.
Sofitel St.James London
Served daily 2.30-5.30
I was a guest of Sofitel St.James, opinions are my own.