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My fellow travel bloggers – Col, and Emily all decided to have afternoon tea in London. It was something we all wanted to do. In the end we picked the Mad Hatters Tea Party at the Sanderson Hotel – and I am so pleased as it was amazing. Just check out the pictures !
The Sanderson on the outside is a bit of a letdown but just wait until you get inside. I have bookmarked it for a future stay ! We were lucky to have our afternoon tea in the courtyard and it was a beautiful.
I loved it, we found our menu in an old book on top of a music box that contained the sugar cubes. It reminded me of one that I had as a child.
We were presented with four options for tea; and I picked Mint Chocolate. It was delicious. It reminded me of the mint tea that I had tried in Morocco. We ended up drinking two teapots of it.
And then the food came out.
Sandwiches on homemade bread including the Scottish smoked salmon and cream cheese in lime bread, ham with wholegrain mustard on sun dried tomato bread, egg mayonnaise and watercress on curry bread and cucumber and goats cheese on spinach bread. They were also quiches. There were savoury and sweet scones with herb butter and fruit preserves.
The sweets contains, ‘strawberries and cream’ homemade marshmallow mushrooms; a carrot meringue served on a bed of pea shoots; a ‘Tick Tock’ traditional Victoria sponge clock and a melting mango cheesecake coated in rainbow patterned white chocolate. Also green tea and white chocolate mousse served in a chocolate pot. And ‘Drink Me’ potions . We also tried out the ‘Jelly Wonderland’, where the fruit jellies made in Victorian jelly moulds were presented on a gorgeous trolley.
I only had room for a taste of the strawberry one and it tasted like strawberry jam. Like what you get in jar, it was very sweet.
I really enjoyed the theme and if I had a spare £400 I would consider buying the tea set from Luna and Curious – it looks adorable !
Instead, I ordered the music box as it was so pretty. I would recommend this to anyone thinking of going as it was such a great experience. Lets hope our Christmas meet up is just as fun !
To book this special afternoon tea – please check out their information