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Monday, March 18, 2013

High Tea on a Blue Monday

What would a trip to London be, without going to High Tea with your girlfriends?

We had a special reservation at the Fortnum and Mason's Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon ~ so special.

Fortnum and Mason is the place to buy loose tea and all kinds of goodies . . .  Everything is packaged in the iconic tiffany blue ~ .
I quickly learned that there is a certain art to enjoying a proper tea.
We each had our own individual tea pots with a silver tea strainer. We had a sip of bubbly champagne and a toast to new and old friendships.

Our table was soon crowded with 3 layer tea stands. Each stand had a collection of sandwiches; cucumber with mint, salmon with lemon, and beef with onion preserves. Then the plate of fresh scones with clotted cream and lemon curd. The top plate was a collection of sweets.
Even better . . . ours were all gluten-free.

My favorite was the coronation chicken salad ~ a special recipe for the Queen.

The beautiful blue and gold tea service was so special . . . I resisted bringing one home.
Having tea at home would just not be the same without the baby grand playing in the background.

Don't forget to check in at Smiling Sally for more blues and Boogie Board Cottage for her Masterpiece Monday.
Y'all enjoy ~



SmilingSally said...

Oh, the ultimate in luxury! When Johnny and I went to England, we gulped when we saw the prices for a tea; we really were on a budget, and couldn't afford it.

Later, we traveled to Victoria and did splurge on a tea. What memories!

I love your blues; Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday, Sandi.

Ann said...

That does look elegant!! Everything looks excellent and the settings beautiful.

Pie said...

Beautiful blues! I played too. Mine are here and here.

Laura said...

how lovely!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sally ~You are so right! You can bet tea at the Queen's salon was special. I'm glad you splurged while in Victoria.
Thanks y'all for visiting!

Roz Corieri Paige said...

What an exquisitely beautiful experience to have in London! How I'd love to do this someday! Just lovely!

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