Thursday, January 3, 2013

London's Afternoon Teas

This lovely little book, written by Susan Cohen, features the best of London's exquisite tea destinations.  A mini travelogue it conjures a desire to hop a plane and sample the tea venues featured in the book.  This Christmas gift is an enjoyable and easy read.  Pick any page and transport yourself to afternoon tea in London.  A girl can dream!



Or, simply recall vivid memories of trips taken years ago.  The Ritz, yes, memorable indeed.Afternoon tea at the Orangerie at Kensington Palace, enjoyable.  The Dorchester, celebrated a very special birthday here with family.  When they learned it was my birthday, I was presented with a tin of chocolate truffles. Such indulgence! Delightful!









Thirty one premiere destinations to take tea in London, and I've been to a few of them, alas, not all.  This little book features beautiful colorful photography, important details such as the address, website, proximity to the underground, and places of interest.  Informative information is also included about each tea spot.  Such fun!




Recipes are included in the back of the book, but not many.  It's not meant to be a cookbook, although it does feature many traditional items you might find at Afternoon Tea in London, such as Salmon & Cucumber Sandwiches or Victoria Sponge, and of course, Scones.

Published in 2012, this is current and up-to-date information.  Thanks to sister Susanna for finding this little treasure and tucking it under the tree for me.

10 comments:

Bernideen said...

I have not been to the UK like you - what a thrill that would be! I carry this fun book and can dream too!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful book! Looks like a wonderful read. Great that it has recipes as well.
Ruth

lemonverbenalady said...

Going to London next May, but still working on the list you gave me, Nancy, but always could use a book on London's Afternoon Teas! Thanks for sharing. xxoo Nancy

Marilyn said...

Now this is a book I would enjoy, since I am hoping to have tea in London in September. I love books like this. The one I have from Paris is a real treasure to me.

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

Beautiful post!! I pulled this book off my shelf for my bedtime reading. brings back many great memories. I'm sure I will have sweet dreams tonight!

relevanttealeaf said...

I don't have this book and will put it on my wish list. It would be fun to read it and reflect on our London Tea Tour.

Steph said...

OK, on my list!!

Joy said...

What a nice book of places to dream about!

Angela McRae said...

Yessssss! I am already looking ahead to my birthday trip to London in 2014 (I turn 50 next year), so I must get a copy of this. I just knew there was probably something like this out there. Thank you!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Looks like a fun book!! Angela...I am jealous!!