Tea for Three

Having lived down south now for nearly 7 years (yikes!!) I've never been for afternoon tea in a fancy hotel. 

I'm not sure how that happened as i love tea, love cake and i especially love sandwiches.

I've always had an infatuation with the Corinthia hotel - it always look so romantic - something so attractive and luxurious right in the heart of the hustle and bustle of the big smoke!!

So when the opportunity to go for afternoon tea came up at the Corinthia - it had to be done...

As soon as you walk in you know you're somewhere special. Crisp white table cloths and napkins, polished silver, crystal clear glassware...not just on the table...
Time for tea!

I love this art-deco china. There was so many great teas on the menu, luckily my friends were up for trying a few different blends. I went for assam - a strong black tea with a malty character.

Soon followed by a delightful plate of sandwiches - no crusts of course!! Though personally, the crusts are my favourite part.

The best part however, was the waitress asking us if we wanted more! more you say?!? of course i said yes!!

and then...

Let them eat [exquisite] cake!!

Seriously though, these looked too good to eat, so delicate, so decorative  so decadent. My faves were the blueberry eclair and the rhubarb and champagne jelly - definitely something i need to try and make at home.

And warm english scones with clotted cream and jam (raspberry is my jam of choice, if you were wondering)

Followed by more tea, this time oolong - a lighter and slightly sweeter tea - a perfect accompaniment to the scones. Oh yeah, and they offered more scones too!! yes please!!

Look at the mess we made!

Everything about the Corinthia screams luxury and class - if only i was fortunate enough to stay there. Oh well, maybe next time.

 Blazer: Zara, Trousers: Zara, Shirt: Uniqlo, bag: Mulberry

Corinthia Hotel London
Whitehall Place
London SW1A 2BD
United Kingdom

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