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.