Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It's Tea Time!

The Olympics are over and now it is time to relax and enjoy London to the fullest. If you're there, lucky you!! if you're planning a trip in the near future, here are some of the best places to indulge yourself in an afternoon teatime. But first, just a little bit of history about English teatime so you can enjoy your warm cup looking like a pro.
In England the tea gained popularity in the high society when the Portuguese Infanta Catherine Braganza married King Charles II in 1662. Now is the national drink and the afternoon tea is an English tradition; served between 3:00-6:00 pm, it is common to be  accompanied by scones with cream and jam, traditional cucumber sandwich (made of crustless lightly buttered white bread with thin cucumber slices) and assorted pastries.

I forgot to mention that I'm a tea lover; for me a cup of tea is a reminder to slow down, relax and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

Salud! and hope you can enjoy life with a cup of tea in your hands!

A true English classic with art deco and refined atmosphere.

160 Piccadilly
London W1J 9EB
United Kingdon

Photos via Remodelista

Afternoon tea for fashionistas. Indulge your sweet tooth while eating a haute couture cake in the styles of top designer like an  Alexander McQueen pale green pistachio dress biscuit and a Fendi chocolate bag.

Wilton Place
London. SW1X 7RL

Photos via flickr

The Sanderson Hotel

Served in a beautiful courtyard garden with surreal decor like "Alice in Wonderland", the Mad Hatter's afternoon tea is filled with creative pastries and enchanting names, like the 'Eat Me' strawberry and cream mousse, 'Drink Me' an apothecary bottle sipped with layers of coconut panna cotta, passion fruit and exotic foam.

50 Berners Street,
London W1T 3NG,
United Kingdom

Photos via Marieclaire

Click on the link below to find great ideas to help you create a perfect afternoon tea party.

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