“One of the restaurant’s most popular areas and pièce de résistance is its extensive terrace and garden, which sits at the back of the building, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the King’s Road.” The Ivy Chelsea Garden
“It’s Afternoon Tea Week, in which we celebrate the notoriously hangry Anna, Seventh Duchess of Bedford, who many years ago decided she simply COULD NOT deal with the long, long stretch of day between lunch and dinner.” The Metro
“Tis the season to be jolly, Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la! Fill the meadcup, drain the barrel.” Thomas Oliphant
“If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; if you are depressed, it will cheer you; if you are excited it will calm you.” William Ewart Gladstone
I have enjoyed more than my fair share of Afternoon Teas lately, consuming copious amounts of scones, perfectly cut sandwiches and posh teas for blog reviews and a recent freelance article (read about that here).
“There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
If there’s one thing we Brits do well, besides moaning about the weather of course, it’s Afternoon Tea.