Looking for the Perfect Afternoon Tea

We looked everywhere, it’s not here!

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Not here either, it’s a big and empty banquet hall!

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Here it is!

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Bijoux afternoon tea at The Langham 🙂

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The ‘sandwiches’: Foie gras and smoked duck with granny smith apple; Lobster, cucumber and shisho dressing; Smoked mountain ham, aged comté, garden peas and truffle; Foreman’s smoked salmon and brie with pickled apple purée; Piquilo pepper flan with candied pinenuts.

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Scones, Bedford, raisins and chocolate, served with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam.

You put jam on the scone first! No, you put cream on the scone first! Should cream be spread on the scone first then jam, or vice versa? Either is acceptable, this is the Devon or Cornwall question and a matter of personal taste. The Devonian method is to place the cream onto the half-scone first, allowing it to begin soaking into the scone. The Cornish method is the reverse.
You put jam on the scone first! No, you put cream on the scone first!
Should cream be spread on the scone first then jam, or vice versa? Either is acceptable, this is the Devon or Cornwall question and a matter of personal taste. The Devonian method is to place the cream onto the half-scone first, allowing it to begin soaking into the scone. The Cornish method is the reverse.

The ‘cakes’: Tantalising Japanese bloody mary macaroons; Mandarin orange chocolate with cocoon meringue; Lightly roasted pistachio and apple sour diamond; Hereford strawberry and lemon Battenberg with lime jelly truffle; Abstract passion fruit and mango dome.

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This is a beary friendly place. We’ll come here again!

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Little Puffles and Honey are quite contented now, and temporarily distracted from the sorry point that their royal secretary is way behind in writing up their adventures! What’s this business about needing to sleep?!?

One thought on “Looking for the Perfect Afternoon Tea”

  1. Delightful sweets matched by equally enchanting travel notes. I love reading P&Honey travel adventures! Busy royal secretary, but what a great job!

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