So the last time I was down in Canberra was perfect timing to book for the fortnightly high tea held at my favourite afternoon tea time spot, Adore Tea.
The good thing about having two wardrobes in different places is that you end up finding things that you've forgotten about. I bought this dress ages ago from Princess Polly and never got around to wearing it. I thought high tea was the perfect place to wear it for it's first outing!
With AH Perfect Storm cardi
I was really excited to try the Winter High Tea here as the menu sounded so tempting with the matching teas paired with the treats.
But of course what's a weekend without some champagne in the morning. Veuve Ambal French Sparkling to be exact. It went down a treat.
The tea paired with the 'traditional' service, it was a Chinese black tea called Golden Monkey which was very nice and subtle
Sandwiches - including cucumber & mint butter; pumpkin infused with Russian Caravan smoky tea & baby spinach leaves & goats milk feta; Roasted beef with a winter chutney
Sparkling berry iced tea which was offered as an alternative to the champagne
After sandwiches, they brought out the savouries:
Served with flowering white tea
We actually finished all the savoury food before it even opened :P
Classic American chocolate brownie
Cherry Almond Boat
The warm fluffy scones were very welcome on a cold Canberra day, and I love that they have tea infused jam - so yum!
This was definitely my favourite - moist and delicious banana cake with creamy coconut mousse
Final service - Chai Vanilla black tea
Chai infused vanilla custard
Overall, I thought it was a great balance of savouries and sweet. It wasn't an overload of sweets like most high teas, and I loved the concept of the matching teas, especially the inclusion of the iced teas.