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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 8 January 2017

'Tea Darling'


 This weekend I was out on one of my Above the Underground walks when I  came across this Vintage tea shop. It was my lucky day. I was ready for a sit down and I hot drink and noticed a sign outside the Questors theatre near Ealing Broadway tube station. Always keen to avoid the coffee shop chains this seemed an opportunity not to miss.
To my mind the only way tea should be served. Poured from a china teapot into  a china cup with another pot of hot water to top it up. I ordered a homemade apple tart to accompany the tea and it was delicious, absolutely oozing apple. My mouth is watering now as I think about it.

Being in a theatre the furniture and decor are stage props brilliantly arranged to catch your eye.











Thank you Pam for your delicious tea, cake and company.




27 comments:

  1. What a great place to have tea, and the PROPER way! I'll look out for this place on my next trip!!

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  2. I don't drink tea often but when I do, I like it to be properly made, as you describe. A good apple slice is a wonderful thing. If you ever get the chance, try Boh tea, Cameronian Gold, from the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia.

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  3. What a charming shop! Sometimes tea refreshes in a way that coffee can't.

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  4. wow what a nice place but I prefer coffee

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  5. That tea shop looks charming! I'd love to come and have tea there!

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  6. What a charming place to discover. It makes my mouth water too.

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  7. Hello, the tea shop does look charming. The apple treat looks delicious, yum! Nice find! Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

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  8. What a great place to have a tea! We once hired a floor in a big house in Eealing for the summer holidays with the kids, long ago. Everybody thought we were mad to spent 3 weeks in London with little children, but we all loved it! So we always had to use the Ealing station for the subway. (nice memories :))

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  9. That apple tartlet looks delicious! And you're right, the chains are a bit boring, but they seem to be the only ones around nowadays!

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  10. Now my mouth waters too, and how nicely the table is set ! A special place really !

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  11. Looks delightful and what attention to detail.

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  12. You are my friend,a lady of great taste and fine upbringing. Avoiding the trendy coffee shops in favour of a British Cup of Tea is something to be greatly admired.

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  13. I am not a coffee drinker & the hot tea sounds delicious. Not to mention the apple tart on the side. Love the decorum. Great post!

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  14. What a nice find. The tea tables look just like granny's house! And I agree about tea from a teapot -- nothing else tastes so good.

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  15. I have yet to experience a proper high tea service.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  16. Oh was a cozy darling tea shop. I think I will go fix myself a cup of tea!

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  17. Wow! My kind to tea shop ~ Wonderful photos ~ so delightful and fun!

    Wishing you a Happy Week ahead ~ ^_^

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  18. What a find!! I love quirky places like this.

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  19. Beautiful decor of the place.

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  20. Good food, good tea, good company and wonderful feast for the eyes as well!

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  21. How fun! Afternoon tea has really taken off in The Midlands. What a sweet spot you have found in your neck of the woods.

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  22. How wonderful tee house. I love every details in your photos.

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  23. How nice to have tea the proper way and in such cute tea house. I'm a huge fan of black tea, especially if it comes with homemade apple pie. Heaven!

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  24. Beautiful tea house, Fun60! I especially loved the 7th photo up from the end of the post. If you ever make it to Vancouver, BC (and I hope you do), I will take you to a tea house that I hope will live up to your dreams. :) I no longer own any fine china but my mother used hers for many years, as a tea-loving "Newfy" with quite particular requirements of a "good" cup of tea. My father's requirement, stated every time he ordered tea in a restaurant (to my great embarrassment), was that they make sure to boil the water. I wonder if you lean more to bringing the water to just a tiny notch below boiling, as many tell me is best.

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  25. Dearest Fun60; Oh, I'd LOVE to stop by and enjoy tea and sweets at that shop♩ I sometime enjoy tea for a change with toast in the morning. The Sewing Machine from "singer" reminded me of sweet memories of my late mother :-)
    Hope it's not so cold in your place and stay warm♡♡♡

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