Sunday, January 30, 2011

The George, Perth, Western Australia

"For a most pleasant relaxing afternoon, try "The George" for high tea!"

At The George you will find a modern chic setting for your high tea along with friendly staff who explain the three choices on offer (one with tea, one with sparkling wine, one with champagne). Our group decided on the non-alcoholic version served with a good selection of teas (that can be purchased from Tea for Me, London Court). My choice was a lovely jasmine dragon pearl green tea and it was very nice indeed.

First was a generous serving of home baked scones with homemade strawberry-raspberry-chilli jam and cream. We needed extra jam and cream which was attended to efficiently. A three tiered server was next with open sandwiches, warm tartlets and cakes.

The high tea was well patronised mainly by women enjoying their free time on a pleasant Sunday afternoon with friends, great food, tea and conversation. An improvement for me would be playing the music at a lower volume.

We all enjoyed ourselves and agreed we will return.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Ritz London Book of Afternoon Tea

"A delightful book by Helen Simpson."

This book, a christmas present is a little gem. I read it whilst partaking in my favourite beverage, green tea from my special pot and tea cup.

Helen Simpson tells us the story of "Tea at the Ritz", "The History of Tea Drinking" along with many recipes, teas and the variety of afternoon teas we can enjoy.

As yet I haven't had the time to try the recipes but I will definitely look at doing some of them.

I am so looking forward to one day having tea at the Ritz and a hearty high tea in Scotland. The High Tea Inspector will be coming soon.

This is a lovely, well written book by a lady who knows all about the world's favourite drink. Enjoy.