This week its Afternoon Tea Week. So this gives me an excuse to indulge in one of my favourite pastimes, having cream teas. A very English tradition of having cream teas.
It’s very much an English tradition of having cream teas, don’t you think so? For me, it brings up Downton Abbey images in my head. Where it filled with high society all sitting in their drawing room in their finery while waiting for the maid to serve tea and scones.
While I’m not a lady and don’t live in a grand state house, I do adore having cream teas. It the sort of thing I would have if I’m treating myself while staying in a grand hotel or if I have a free London day. I also tend to have cream teas if I’m on one of my castle visiting trips and popped into a quaint café shop.
Why am I going on about cream teas, I hear you ask? Well, did you know its Afternoon Tea Week this week? You didn’t – well my friends you are missing out.
So this, of course, gave me an excuse to treat myself in having cream teas one afternoon. It would be silly not to. However, this time it was kind-of cream teas – without the tea.
Yes, I know this is so wrong of me. How can you have cream teas – without tea? Well, traditionally cream teas are scones served with tea. So what I had were scones and no tea. I like tea, don’t get me wrong and I would normally have tea with my scones. But it the wrong season for me to have tea. So I just had cream – no tea. Don’t quite have the right ring to it.
Traditionally when served scones for your cream tea, you would put on jams and clotted cream. This is one of the reasons why I love cream teas. Not only it’s an excuse to eat scones (who doesn’t love scones!) but also to eat jams scones.
Anyway, I had my ‘cream teas’ at Bill’s restaurant. I’ve heard from a neighbour that they do delicious cream teas so I wanted to try them out. Plus, Bill’s is one of my favourite restaurants.
If you got an hour free and you want some delicious scones with lovely jams, then you must go to Bill’s restaurant for some. I highly recommend it.
Or If you really want to indulge yourself (can’t say I blame you!), then look for a bus that does afternoon teas. No, you didn’t read that wrong. It a double decker bus that serves full afternoon tea. So while you dine on sandwiches and cakes, it drives around London. I did this a couple years ago and it was a lot of fun. Here my post on it.
I have rambled on enough about cream teas. So do you agree with me and that it’s a very English tradition of having cream teas? Also, let me know if you are going to have some now.