Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Five -- Tea at the Savoy

For my final English Christmas post, I offer five photos from our holiday tea at The Savoy in London.

The setting was elegant and inviting.

The tea tray included cranberry and plain scones (on top), raspberry ginger preserves, clotted cream, and homemade lemon curd (bottom), plus a collection of cucumber, egg salad, smoked salmon, chicken and duck confit, and ham sandwiches.

I chose the Christmas chai tea, and Steve enjoyed the Savoy afternoon blend. I ended up buying a canister of the latter.

Next . . . pastries!

And just in case we hadn't yet fallen into a sugar coma, the event concluded with dessert.

We could have fed Nicholas Higgins, his daughter, and all the Boucher children with that tea and still had some left over. It was delicious and decadent -- highly recommended for your London tea splurge!

[Cross-posted at Livejournal]


  1. Wow! Love the pictures, it makes me want to brew some tea. Thank you for sharing your European adventures with us!

    1. Let's all go to England together someday! Inklings take Great Britain!

  2. So pretty! The twinkle lights look so magical.

    1. In the first photo you can see a man and woman sitting at a low table. They were very cozy together. Quite giddy, in fact. He seemed well-to-do, and she was younger. Was it "take your mistress to tea at the Savoy" day?

      (Bad Sonia!)