My sister-in-law came to visit a couple of weeks ago and one of the highlights of our time together was afternoon tea in Point Loma. It’s a cute little place with lots of ladies in hats and a hodgepodge of beautiful china.
They offer two different options- both include several teas and multiple courses. I think ours included 12 and the other had 8.
When I first sat down, I couldn’t believe how many teas they had to choose from. I usually drink green tea, so the array of choices was really exciting. My favorites were the Vanilla Jasmine and the Creme de Earl Grey.
They encourage guests to visit their wall of herbs and spices. I opened up a few and delicious aromas wafted out. There’s so much in the world of teas that I’ve been missing out on!
We chose our first two teas and they brought us our starting course of kale soup.
Next they brought us a gorgeous tiered platter of finger sandwiches, mini quiches, scones, pastries, fruit, cookies, and mini red velvet cupcakes.
We sat in the window, chatting and enjoying the assortment of nibbles.
Everything was delicious, but my favorites were the sandwiches, the scone, and the chocolate mousse. Ohh, that chocolate mousse. I smile just remembering it. It was rich but light, and it melted on my tongue. It’s so rich and divine that only a few bites are satiating.
It was a really nice, leisurely way to spend the afternoon. The British are really onto something from this tea time thing!