Saturday, June 25, 2016

Dream Vacation ~The Full Story ~~Day 5: Continued...How We Spent our Afternoon

High Tea
You cannot visit the UK without participating in this tradition.

It is called High Tea, as it is a light meal served at a table.
Afternoon Tea is served on comfortable chairs and sofas.

After visiting Nick at work, we were on the road.
Amy driving her mini cooper 
and me with my selfie stick!

Our first stop was in Newmarket.
They have a darling little tea room there...

...plus this is where Amy and Nick attend the horse races.
The Newmarket Tea Room was booked...

...so we moved on to Ely.

There, the Peacocks Tearoom was just so charming.


We each had our own tea service.


The food is served in tiers.

The top tier features Sandwiches...
Egg Salad,
Cucumber,
 and Salmon.
Yum

On the second tier, Scones with Clotted Cream.
Not sure how to explain clotted cream...
but, imagine a combination of butter, cream cheese, and whipped cream.

On the third tier, we could choose our type of cake.
We each ordered something different so that we could share.

Mine was the delicous carrot cake.

Amy ordered the chocolate cake.
That little pitcher contains a rich cream sauce.

After we left the Tearoom, 
we enjoyed the view on the water front.

High Tea was one of my favorite experiences on my trip!
Thank you, Amy.

Take care,
~Natalie

p.s. when we got home,
Nick had finished his homework.
He fired up the grill and prepared a delicious meal
of Salmon and Asparagus.

1 comment:

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

I enjoyed your pictures! Isn't high tea an experience. In my town an English couple opened a delicacy and serve high tea. My girlfriends and I have enjoyed it immensely! Such a relaxing atmosphere.