My friend loves tea and is also a fan of British culture, especially their Victorian decor and tea-drinking. She had gone to several Afternoon Tea places and had mentioned about La Petite Cuillere. I decided to take her there one weekend afternoon (please make reservation when going for Afternoon Tea)
As soon as I walked in, I was taken in by the interior decor and atmosphere. I have been to Secret Garden, but this place took you to another world. My friend told me that it was a family run business, and the owner loved tea sets and plants. So throughout the cafe, you could see many many different cups, some filled with soil and plants. Very cute.
It’s always very nice when places offer different range of prices. There are 3 options at La Petite Cuillere
a petite cuillère Tea
$12.75 per person + $1.25 for a selection from La petite cuillère’s Finest La petite cuillère Tea
Two miniature sweets and one of our signature cupcakes. Served with your choice of tea fr om our premium loose leaf tea selection
The “Afternoon Tea”
$24.50 per person + $1.25 for a selection from La petite cuillère’s Finest The “Afternoon Tea”
Enjoy a full service of three miniature sweets, three finger sandwiches, two miniature scones, mini loaf, tea biscuit, fruit preserves, and Devonshire cream. Served on a traditional three tier stand with your choice of tea from our premium loose leaf tea selection.
The “High Tea”
$13.75 per person + $1.25 for a selection fr om La petite cuillère’s Finest The “High Tea”
A selection of two miniature sweets, two finger sandwiches, one miniature scone, fruit preserves, and Devonshire cream. Served on authentic English bone china with your choice of tea fr om our premium loose leaf tea selection.
We decided to do the High Tea.
The staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. It was my first time at La Petite Cuillere, and the young girl helped me decide on which tea to get, especially because there was a large selection of teas to choose from. I decided on a black tea; Darling Darjeeling which blended Ceylon with a hint of cherry and strawberry blossom. While my friend who was an expert on teas knew in getting the Dragonwell which has slightly toasted flavour from being fired by hand in woks.
The delicate foods seem to change from time to time. When it was brought, the young man explained what each one was. Apricot scones just baked that day! The croissant with basil, spies and what we thought was cream cheese was very interesting mixture and contrast. Overall, the food was good. Perhaps not as good as others, but still very affordable and enjoyable. A great way to catch up with your gal friends!
The staff kept refilling our pots with hot water, so we never ever ran out of tea LOL. When I sipped some of my friend’s Dragonwell, it was quite bitter since the tea leaves were still sitting in the water. When the staff came by to refill our pots again, I asked if it was ok for green tea to be sitting in the water. He said it was ok since it was loose leaf. After he left, my friend told me that that is not the case. Black tea like mine wouldn’t become too bitter, but green tea did. Tea should be steeped at the right temperature and for only a specified time. Even Sheepie who comes from Germany knows this.
We took our time savouring each piece and enjoyed drinking out of nice tea cups for a change. A new gem found!
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