March 03, 2010

Having Tea.


Rosemary and Citrus Pound Cake.


Chilled Mango Lassi Soup. How exotic is this.

Strawberry and Lavender Scones.


The Adolphus' Curried Chicken Salad


Images from Tea Time Mag.

Having Tea is very much a tradition in many of the islands of the Caribbean because many were once colonies of England. Our history here is rich, from the many sugar plantations to the sugar cane fields that are sadly disappearing.

Many hotels here still offer the traditional English tea at five o'clock, on their terraces or in their courtyards. Serving you an array of tarts, scones, and a rich dark fruitcake which is a staple.

Here is a sample menu from one of our Five Star Hotels.
Sandy Lane
AFTERNOON TEA
Pastries, Scones, Finger Sandwiches
Assortment of Tea Cakes & Muffins
Plain and Fruit Scones with Whipped Cream and Preserves
Roast Beef with Horseradish,
Cream and Smoked Salmon with cream cheese
Chicken, Herb and Mayonnaise,
Egg Mimosa Sandwich
Tuna with Onions and Chives Sandwich, Cucumber Sandwich
CHAMPAGNE TEA
Glass of Laurent Perrier Brut,
Selection Finger Sandwiches, Pastries, Scones
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CHAMPAGNE BY GLASS
Laurent Perrier Brut N.V.
Laurent Perrier Rose N.V.
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HANLEY & SONS LEAF TEA SELECTIONS
Organic Earl Grey- Rested, hand picked Chinese and Indian black infused with natural Bergamot
Organic English Breakfast- Organic china black tea. A history blend from an 18th Century recipe
Darjeeling- The Queen of Teas. Light colour liquor with a fragrant nose.
Peppermint- Pure full leaf Oregon Peppermint
Rooibos Chai– Select South African Red bush leaf with Cardamom and spices.
Japanese Sencha -A Fabulous hand picked green with a fresh vegetal taste
Lapsang Souchong- Ancient, distinct and loved. Large whole leaf dried over Smokey pine fires
Organic Assam- A rich and Malty tea from Sewpur Tea Garden
Organic Chamomile- Pure Egyptian Chamomile Flower Buds with golden pollen provides this Calming tisane with a flavor reminiscent of apples.
Orange Pekoe- Our Orange Pekoe is a blend of strong Assam and smooth liquoring Ceylon.
Dragon Pearl Jasmine– Beautiful little pearls of green and white with perfectly balanced floral tones
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LAVAZZA COFFEE SELECTIONS
Decaffeinated or Regular
Espresso
Cappuccino
Cafe Latte


Well I won't be at Sandy Lane any time soon, but curling up with a cup of Earl Grey tea with some freshly baked scones and jam and a good book . Hmmmmmm... sigh. I'll spend my time gathering my thoughts, away from the noise of it all, on my veranda. Sandy Lane will have to wait, till I could afford to treat myself to such a luxe tea. In the meantime...Cheers everyone.

2 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to indulge in afternoon tea. It sounds like a wonderfully calming ritual.

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  2. Peaceful. Delicliously mouthwatering.....I think I'm going to try; The Adolphus' Curried Chicken Salad & Strawberry and Lavender Scones.
    I've bookmarked this page to remember.....

    Enjoy your evening :)

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