Couple of weeks back, I was taken for Afternoon Tea (oooo i hear you say!)…in Central London (oooooh!)….on a boat (oh my!). Yes, very fancy;
The place I went to was: The Yacht London.
I’d never actually been for proper afternoon tea before, but the whole idea is just so lovely. The cakes, tea and sandwiches were amazing, and I loved every minute of it. One warning though, if you get motion sickness easily, or seasick, then it might not be your cup of tea (if you pardon the pun!)
It got me thinking about the tradition of Afternoon Tea and this is what I found on trusty Wikipedia:
Afternoon tea is a small meal snack typically eaten between 2pm and 5pm. The custom of afternoon tea originated in England in the 1840s.
So it seems that this is a pretty British thing, as soon as you type it into Google it’s:
So what did we have?!
Well, first we were greeted with a lovely pot of tea – always a winner, while we waited to meet our 3-tier cake stand. What a giant of fine eating he was!
But just what sandwiches did we have?!
- Ham salad
- Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese
- Coronation Chicken (very good for Jubilee season)
- Cheese & Pickle
I would definitely advise going for afternoon tea, but it is very filling. It’s hard to understand, since the sandwiches are tiny, as are the cakes. But go go go!