• Different Cultures,  Eat Like A Londoner,  Eating Out,  food,  Teas

    Eating My Way Through London: Afternoon Tea at Ladurée, Covent Garden

    Ladurée Covent Garden is renowned for its exquisite French pastries and delicate macarons, which take center stage in its afternoon tea menu. Ladurée originate in Paris, where they started out baking their famous double-decker macarons in 1862. They’ve since shipped them all over the world, with cute little shops popping up everywhere.  I wanted to plan an afternoon tea to celebrate a special occasion and the afternoon tea at Ladurée seemed perfect. I am a lover of French cuisine, so embraced the opportunity to enjoy a quintessentially English past-time with a French twist. I also liked the fact that the vibe was more low-key than other afternoon teas I was…

  • Eating Out,  food,  Teas

    Afternoon Tea at Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms

    This is a delightful tea room situated in the former Victorian (1846) Ridgmont railway station building’s Ladies Waiting Room. I’ve been here a few times previously in 2019 and think of it as a bit of a hidden gem. With my love of anything vintage and retro, it’s right up my street. I’ve been keen to try their afternoon tea for some time and my recent birthday was the perfect opportunity. I LOVE afternoon tea as you all know, so I really relished being able to try theirs. It’s a good idea to book a few days in advance as their afternoon teas get booked up quickly- we booked a…

  • Eating Out,  Teas

    Ridgmont Station Tea Rooms

    I really love visiting tea rooms. This one in Ridgmont, Bedfordshire, didn’t disappoint. The tea rooms are a converted station building and are beautifully set- out, cosy and quaint. The food isn’t half- bad either! A lovely Easter Saturday treat 🙂

  • Teas

    Teapigs Chocolate and Mint Tea

    Anyone who knows me knows that I love my tea and one of my favourite things to do is find a new type of tea to enjoy. I was delighted, therefore, when I came across Teapigs Chocolate and Mint tea, as I love to accompany my tea with something chocolatey. Therefore I thought I’d give this a whirl. Each box contains 15 “tea temples” which are made of biodegradable fabric. This flavouring belongs to Teapigs “no caffeine” range, which has been recently launched and they are designed so that no milk and sugar needs to be added. According to the instructions, the tea needs to be left to brew for…