Friday, December 13, 2019

One of my favorite go-to places is The London Tea Room. It’s a quaint little British-style shop nestled in the heart of St. Louis, Missouri. A friend and I recently attended the shop’s English Christmas Tea, which is based on the traditional afternoon teas of England. The room was festively decorated with Christmas d├ęcor and filled with holiday music. Blue and white coordinating china place settings were adorned with the traditional “cracker party favors”, fresh flowers and white linen. We received a 3-tier tray filled with delicious savories, scones, clotted cream, jams and sweet pastries along with teapots of a variety of their most popular teas. It all made for a fun afternoon on a cold winter day. The London Tea Room also offers classes in tea history, tea blending and scone making. (Yes, I took that class and they came out great!) I enjoy going to the tea room when I want to get away and treat myself to one of over 80 varieties of tea, a slice of deep-dish quiche, and of course those delicious hot orange-cranberry scones. For me, it is the idea place to take friends and clients for a spot of tea and some etiquette culture!