If you’ve ever travelled to England, you’ve probably heard a joke about having tea with the Queen. It’s not something I joke about. I hold the idea very very probable. (I have big plans for my friendship with Kate.) But if you have been to London, or, perhaps more importantly, are heading to London- browse through some of my favourite spots to have tea in this glorious city.
And just so we’re clear about a few things…
‘Afternoon Tea’ is the term for the little afternoon treat (typically 2-4pm) of three-tiered tea trays stacked with sandwiches, scones + cream/jam, and sweet cakes & treats on top.
‘High Tea’ is a term that refers to a near meal, and is not used here in reference to the fancy tea service I mention in the #1.
If you have no clue what type of tea to get, order English Breakfast. Pour in a splash of milk (not too much- it shouldn’t look greyish!), toss in a sugar (if you like) and stir with confidence that you’re drinking a very classic cup of tea.
When it comes to scones, there’s a bit of a debate over what to put on first: cream or jam. There’s actually no debate. It’s always cream then jam, in my opinion.