Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The Secluded Tea Party, Cambridge, UK

I love a good afternoon tea. What's not to like- sandwiches, savouries, scones, cake, and a nice cuppa. And what better time for a cheering afternoon tea than cold and grey January. Thanks to coordination by top jeweller and food blogger Deepa, myself Nora and Sarah, all went to The Secluded Tea Party organised by Miss Sue Flay (nb not her real name) last weekend.
The secret venue turned out to be the rather plush Cambridge Cookery School and we were soon ensconced around a central table laden with lots of lovely things all made by Miss S Flay herself.

As a non-meat eater I had my own little selection of cheese and garlic jam sandwiches as well as some delicious and still warm caramalised red onion tartlets. There were plenty of other classic sandwich options with ham and garlic jam for the meat-eaters and more veggie friendly choices of egg and cress and Red Leicester and spring onion too.

Moving on to the sweet side of things, we enjoyed an array of chocolate macarons with vanilla cream, freshly baked fruit scones with homemade peach and ameretto jam, and a rich chocolate ganache cake.

We also had a wide choice of different teas (from TeaPigs and TeaBoxOnline) to pick from. I had a lovely light vanilla infusion. And all of this was for the bargainous price of only £12!

The food was served on lots of mis-matched, vintage china which made everything seem more individual and special. I really enjoyed this afternoon- getting to catch up with some internet friends in real life, meeting some new people, being surrounded by pretty things and scoffing lots of food. An ideal Sunday afternoon!

Miss Sue Flay can be found on Twitter or keep an eye of her blog for further afternoon tea dates in Cambridge and the surrounding area.


The Secluded Tea Party said...

Aww thank you SO much, I am SO happy that you enjoyed your afternoon hun : )
It was a real pleasure to finally meet you, and I hope to see you again very soon for dinner with the girls perhaps xxx MSF xxx

Chloe said...

Wowsers, that looks like a great cake and really well baked scones plus macaroons too, yum!

TheFastestIndian said...

Hi Miss SF- it was indeed a lovely afternoon!

Dr Oxslip- yes, very yummy. And nice to do something a bit different too.

Abbie said...

It all sounds delicious! I love a good afternoon tea... me and my sisters took my mum for a lovely posh afternoon tea in London for mothers day last year :)

TheFastestIndian said...

Hi Abbie- It was! I'd love to have a proper afternoon tea somewhere posh- I'm going to add it to my 2011 wish list!

Pia said...

it's so great to have found your blog! i blog about food, and from cambridge, so it's good to know that there's a little community out there with something in common! I just had a great time browsing your blog. love the name, the photographs, the recipes.

pia @ peppercorns in my pocket