You know the drill. Shopping all day, buying little treats and you get to the stage where only a cup of tea can hit the right spot. I say cup of tea but I don’t mean of the PG variety.
This is where I was lucky enough to stumble across one of those ‘gems’. I guess everyone else is fortunate to know about this place but I had never seen it until yesterday. This amazing place is in Carnaby Street in Kingly Court – Camellia Sinensis.
My friends K and E, and myself needed to rest our weary feet. It was like walking into a mini paradise, it was cool and calm and you’d never know you were in the middle of London. It was so…twee I suppose is the word. There were no doilies and fuss just simple but sweet. It seemed that there was a different kind of tea cup and tea pot for each type of tea. Quite a feat as there were more kinds of tea than one can imagine.
I am unable to recall the copious amounts of tea on offer but if you’re in the area it’s an amazing place to visit to stay for a cuppa or buy a present for a tea lover. We each had a cream tea and could have had any of the teas on offer. I settled for a nice Darjeeling. Tea leaves all round, no tea bags here.
The scones were some of the best I have ever had…dare I say this cream tea was better than that served at The Ritz? I think so. They were warm and crumbly and so delicious. Perfect amounts of jam and clotted cream. One plain scone, one raisin scone. I don’t know what more I could have asked for.
Apologies for the lack of ‘before’ picture, we couldn’t wait to tuck in so I only had a chance to take the ‘after’. If you are after a really good and not overpriced cream tea, this is the place.
I am going back every time I go to London.
All That I’m Eating
This restaurant is now CLOSED at Carnaby Street, they are relocating.