Tea-Upon-Chatsworth (a 2nd visit)

Still enamored with the idea of afternoon tea, my friend B. and I made another date to have afternoon tea.  This time, we visited Tea-Upon-Chatsworth.  Having sampled the Queen’s Tea a few years back, we tried the “Windsor Tea” menu that offered 8 food items.  chatsworth%2520tea%2520003 chatsworth%2520tea%2520006chatsworth%2520tea%2520026On this 2nd visit to Tea-Upon-Chatsworth, I was pleased to see that they change their menu seasonally.  They also allow guests at the same table to order separate menus (B. ordered the vegetarian version and I had the regular menu) which is great because not all tea rooms have this option.  They usually require one menu for the entire table.

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Baked Brie, Candied Walnuts & Rum-Raisin Croissant, Smoked Turkey & Christmas Relish Tea Sandwich, Roasted Broccoli Florets & Herb Stuffing Chantilly Potato Tart Topped with Aged Cheddar (one of the turkey sandwiches was swapped out for a vegetarian sandwich with olives)

Such strangely shaped sugar cubes! :) and raspberry preserves

Such strangely shaped sugar cubes! 🙂 and raspberry preserves

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Fresh fruit and Chatsworth Stollen scones

Also, I’m not really sure what was going on with the tea as it was once again, not memorable.  Isn’t it a bit of a paradox when tea rooms can’t get the tea right?  Otherwise, I quite enjoyed my 2nd visit to Tea-Upon-Chatsworth.

Glazed Pear & Marzipan Tart and Trinity Chocolate Parfait

Glazed Pear & Marzipan Tart and Trinity Chocolate Parfait

“Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple

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