This vintage afternoon tea in Leicestershire is a very civilised affair! Enjoy dainty sandwiches cakes scones and a choice of speciality loose leaf teas at this traditional tea rooms in Melton Mowbray Leicestershire’s gourmet hub and the official ‘Rural Capital of Food’.
Already famous for pork pies and a wide range of iconic cheeses Leicestershire is well on its way to becoming an afternoon tea hotspot thanks to the mouth-watering offerings available as part of our tea-for-two experience. The tea room is upstairs in a beautiful Grade II Listed building overlooking the town’s main market place – a hub of culinary and agricultural activity for centuries – and is elegantly decorated with period furniture traditional chintz and Royal Doulton-esque bone china that just makes that cup of tea taste even better.
Seeing as it’s Melton Mowbray this luxury tea for two includes a slice of that famous pork pie as well as sandwiches chosen by you from a range that includes all the classic afternoon tea pickings – egg and cress potted beef cucumber and cream cheese or smoked salmon. A selection of homemade cakes are included – a house speciality – in addition to that time-honoured treat scones with clotted cream and jam.
Your tea is served in antique style from the china teapot complete with tea strainer and sugar cubes with tongs to the crocheted doilies. With over 30 blends and infusions to choose from including favourites such as Earl Grey and Darjeeling to the in-house Hunting Hedgerow and Champagne varieties afternoon tea tucked away inside this Leicestershire parlour could last longer than you think!
Having been awarded the Tea Guild Award of Excellence in 2012 it’s no wonder that an afternoon sampling the scrumptious nourishment at this lovely traditional tea room is proving to be a popular way to pass the day. There’s nothing quite like settling into a comfortable chair and watching the rain lash the windows outside while you tuck into a range of freshly-made sandwiches and cakes a steaming pot of tea infusing gently on the table.
A great way to spend an afternoon whatever the weather or to make a foodie trip around the East Midlands even more enjoyable afternoon tea at Leicestershire’s premier cake-filled café is the perfect gift for tea enthusiasts. We could say keep calm and drink tea!