Our love of afternoon tea is well documented. From the lavish visit to Le Manoir to try the finest Michelin starred scones, a punky alternative one in Liverpool, one 34 storeys up or to the more humble one served up at a local tea room. For the last few years at Christmas we’ve been given BuyAGift Afternoon Tea vouchers from family and we’ve often given them as gifts too.
There really is something terribly British and comforting about sitting down mid afternoon with friends to enjoy a tower of sweet and savoury treats with the obligatory scone. Just don’t get into an argument about if it should be cream or jam first. *whispers* I go for jam first, but this is probably due to be being brought up on scones made at home where the cream with squirty from a can. No chance of spreading jam over that.
Afternoon Tea Week (14th – 20th August) celebrates this glorious, and possibly one of my favourite, past times. Earlier this year we visited Coombe Abbey near Coventry for what has been the best BuyAGift Afternoon Tea experience so far.
Coombe Abbey is grand hotel set in parkland a stone throw from Coventry. While you’re there you would not believe there is a city just down the road. The grand gothic entrance as we entered the hotel certainly set the mood. It was busy the Saturday we visited and it would seem many of the other diners were also using gift vouchers.
We went for the Abbot’s Afternoon Tea. Coombe Abbey also offer a savoury alternative in their Knight’s Afternoon Tea. Not only were we offered a selection of teas, but also selection of coffees. Something coffee lovers will be pleased to hear.
Off all the pastries and cakes served on the day it would have to be the delicious, flaky eccles cake soon followed by the rich chocolate mousse.
Our next Afternoon Tea is in the planning and this time I’m sure a little LB will be tagging along.
Where do you have planned for your next Afternoon tea?
Did you realise there isn’t an emoji for tea? Yes there is one for coffee (or officially a hot beverage) and one for macha tea, but none for our great British brew. BuyAGift have launched a petition to add a Teamoji to the emoji library.
This post was sponsored by BuyAGift, but all words and opinions are my own and the BuyAGift afternoon tea at Coombe Abbey was given as a gift to us by family members.