for the love of afternoon tea
It's "for the love of...." blog circle time and this week I'm sharing another one of my London loves. Cream tea, afternoon tea, high tea, it does not matter - I love them all. I'm a devoted coffee fiend but while living in London I switched things up a bit. I decided to give proper tea a sincere try. I was working on cutting sugar out of my diet and since most teas I enjoy don't need much sweetener it was perfect during my transitional phase. I enjoyed plenty of treats while in Europe but in moderation. It paid off, I lost a ton of weight while there (woot) but I have regrets. So many teas, so little time. I know we'll be back but it doesn't stop me from daydreaming about the teas that never were. Gwyneth Paltrow's Goop app has a London city guide with its own section for teas around the city.
I highly suggest you check it out if you're traveling to the area (the app includes NYC and LA guides as well). Gwyneth has wonderful taste - obviously - but many of the options were a bit much for me. They either involved trekking across the city solo with the kids on the tube, wrangling children for three hours in an upscale venue, or spending hundreds of dollars on teas, pastries, and sandwiches we'd never be able to consume in one sitting.
My sister Vanessa came to visit me and there was no chance we weren't going to enjoy tea together. Chilling with little kids is exhausting especially after international travel so Vanessa and I agreed to keep it local and check out a neighborhood spot. The Muffin Man Tea Shop was perfect for our needs. Kid friendly, a short walk from my flat, and perfectly delicious. We fell in love with clotted cream and scones.
Next up in the blog circle is the lovely Melissa. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy.