We love a great cup of tea here at Vintage Rose Catering. Depending on what you are eating should determine which blend and flavour of tea you drink, just like a good wine with a certain meal.
We can advice our guests what type of tea to drink with their afternoon tea if they wish.
Here is our simple guide based on the last 8 years of serving teas
To accompany our Lemon drizzle, Citrus loaf cakes, Orange cakes and all citrus bakes we usually choose Earl grey – a delicious blend of Bergamot and citrus undertones, it enhances every mouthful.
Whereas if you were enjoying a plain sponge say a madeira cake or an American pound cake a Darjeeling would be nice or a Breakfast blend.
Our afternoon tea blend is lovely alongside our carrot cakes or anything frosted and creamy based.
We stock over 15 regular teas and invite our visitors to taste these during their afternoon tea experience. As with a lot of things we often stick to a favourite but this is a great way of tasting new blends and enjoying ones that you wouldn’t necessarily have purchased before.
Fed up with all this wintry weather? At the end of this month it will be the first day of Spring, Hurray at last, we cannot wait. Dreaming of warmer weather, brighter days, longer nights and living the dolce vita or in the United Kingdom being able to stay outside in the garden or the countryside for longer is just on the horizon. It’s a great time to get the picnic basket down from the attic, get baking, fill it up, pop the rug in the back of the car and off you go! For anyone that loves the great outdoors this is the start of the year the first picnic a time for celebration and great times to come.
Whatever your baking skills get out and about and enjoy yourselves, wrap up and take a waterproof rug and most important Enjoy!
Great places to have a picnic are:
By the river
On top of a hill or mountain (Picnic in your backpack advisable)
By the seaside
In your back garden with the kids
In a farmer’s field filled with lavender, poppies or corn (ask permission first)
For more ideas for your picnic food please take a look at our website