If you are visiting London and you love Marry Poppins then this themed afternoon tea will be perfect for you. This post will give you a full review on the food, the Aqua shard views and how Muslim friendly it isRead More
London Afternoon Tea
Happy September everyone!
During the long bank holiday weekend, I got to try Sketch, one of the nicest afternoon tea experiences in London! I have been wanting to go for the longest time and I am so glad I finally did. I had afternoon tea at the gallery. The space was mostly pink with pink chairs and pink walls. It was so girly and dreamy. I liked that they covered the walls with sketches. Some were funny and others were a bit strange.
The afternoon tea was unlimited, which was something I did not expect and really loved! I was full from the first serving, but had a bit more because they kept offering so nicely. It was pure indulgence. It included a choice of tea, vegetarian finger sandwiches, traditional scones, pastries. There were two choices for pastries ones with beef gelatine and vegan ones. I went with the vegan ones and was pleasantly surprised of how yummy they were. I liked that we were able to try more than one kind of tea. I tried the oolong and the rose teas. Overall, the food was nice but nothing out of the extraordinary. The lovely tea selection, the interiors and the amazing service made it all so worth it. To top it off, they had MAD bathrooms that looked like they landed right out of space. It just added a fun twist to the space.
I will definitely be going there again. Keep in mind you need to reserve a table in advance because it gets booked up really fast.
When I was younger the only hot drink I liked was hot chocolate and as I grew older, my taste buds enjoyed tea and with being in the UK -Tea Capital of the world- my love for tea has been growing. Now, everyone who tries a new tea place tells me about it and even suggests meeting up in tea shops! win win. Few weeks ago, my classmate tried Yumchaa tea shop in Camden and instead that I go with her. She didn't have to ask twice!
What I found different in Yumchaa is they have all the types they offer laid out in lovely small cups with the names, so you can smell the tea and see it before choosing it. I thought it was cool and it gives each person a more hands on approach to tea. It was a good way to start a conversation as well. My classmates and I, compared the different types, laughed at the names and enjoyed that experience.
The teas were also catgrorized and separated based on their types in a lovely way. Instead of having it written in menu pages.
There was a good selection of deserts as well, which is always needed with a good cuppa!
The interior space was quirky, cozy and casual.
In the center of the cafe, they had an glass ceiling that allowed access to natural light in the cafe, which brightened up the space. There were different chairs and sofas around. The mix was fun. Overall, it's a nice place to have tea, read a book or meet friends. Check it out when you are in Camden next. They have other locations as well. Details on their website.
Greenwich is such a lovely place. While taking a machine knitting course in the greenwich community college. I found this little place, Royal Teas, and totally loved it! The colours of the interior are warm and quirky with the hanging flower and different art work.
Simple & Cozy
Decor with coffee and old tins
Their menu was all vegetarian, which was great and it tasted so good! They also served loose teas and yummy milkshakes. I recommend eating lunch their.
First Time I went + Second time I went
Did I mention they have they most gorgeous homemade cakes? really worth a try. Worth every calorie ;)
Coconut cake and chocolate cake!
If you are ever in Greenwich, you must try this place :)