Saturday, March 17, 2012

Christchurch to Queenstown, New Zealand

Where, oh where, do you find high tea?

New Zealand is known for its mountains, lakes, sheep, rugby and some times cricket but for the last 10 days I could not find a place that offered high tea, ugh! It well may be my lack of research as I expected that there would be no problem in achieving my travel "fix". Our favourite jam is from NZ and the cream should be wonderful with all those lovely cows in the green green pastures. Alas no.

At Twizel we stayed at a lovely B & B and our hostess Mary (gourmet cook) was most interested in trying a high tea for the locals. I hope this proves to be a great success and one day return to experience more of her cooking.

We tried devonshire tea in Arrowtown after being assured we had come to the right place, one scone, jam, cream and green tea. The scone was a shocker and jam and cream very average. It was a shame because pretty Arrowtown is a great location with lots of tourists and a relaxed atmosphere, just the place to offer high tea.

Our time spent on the south island was most memorable, with some great food, including the infamous Fergburger. The people friendly and hospitable, hopefully next visit will include a holiday "fix". Any suggestions?


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    1. Thank you for the lovely comments, I have a portfolio on, just look for SUBI, cheers MOTP :)