Sunday, June 5, 2011

Tea for Two

I am a big fan of tea. I don't know whether it's my British ancestry or the ceremony of making the tea, or if it's simply having a few minutes to myself to regroup, with a warm cup nestled in my hands.

My husband Jody is also a tea drinker (unless it's morning - then he needs his espresso!) so recently, we  had a mini date in Southbank at Tlicious. They offer Devonshire Tea for $7 - a scone with jam & cream, along with a personal pot of loose tea. Sweet deal!

The tea was lovely and the china wasn't too pretentious, which suited the relaxed vibe of Southbank. I had Darjeeling and Jody, Assam. The server brought a very unique timer to our table, which you can see in the photo. Depending on how strong you like your tea, the sand will tell you when to pour.

It must have been busy that day because there were no plain scones left, so we opted for chocolate chip for Jody and pumpkin for me. Usually I adore pumpkin scones, but these were too literal - plain scones dotted with soft nibbles of pumpkin. The choc chip is reportedly yummy but messy...

If you like the tea you chose, it's available inside the shop to take home. The perfect tea timer was a nice touch, and the tea and scone were of good quality. Bottom line? Recommended: for girl time, a mini-date, or a solo time-out.

1 comment:

  1. Ah, tea; we'd all be better off if we took time for a pot or two.