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Tea anyone?

by capetowndiva

When people say ‘let’s have tea’ it means they plan to take some time & chat over a cup, or two or three. Unlike coffee, you can’t really grab a cuppa & run…tea on the go? Not so much. That fast-forward drinking pleasure sort of belongs to Coffee. Well, that’s the way I see it anyway. Drinking tea is a gentler pastime and there’s no shortage of amazing places to indulge in an excellent blend in our gorgeous Mother City. I did a tea meander in the Cape Town CBD and surrounds & these are a few of my favorites places to sip and savour the leaves, be they from Ceylon, China, prepared by the Earl, or plucked in the Cederberg, like our local pride and joy, Rooibos. My reasons for choosing these particular spots are many-the cups are beautiful, the cakes delicious, the tea a superior quality and finally because I’m always made to feel so welcome whenever I visit. Let’s meet for tea…

My current fave destination, Luvey ‘n Rose in Rose Street, Bokaap..try the Vanilla Bourbon tea by TWG..

Scribble while pause between mouthfuls of carrot cake & supreme Dilmah tea, at The Power & the Glory on lower Kloofnek Road…

In order of importance I say, at Tamboers Winkel, in De Lorentz Street, Tamboerskloof ..

Tea at Myatt Chocolatier in the V&A Waterfront serves their tea in beautiful Villeroy & Boch porcelain teacups & pots..

Meet Lady Bonin..this was taken at her stand at the rather dull Good Food & Wine Show…she has a te parlour in the trendy Woodstock Exchange…

So now you have no excuse…go sip something delicious somewhere or call Polly & she’ll put the kettle on..we’ll all have some tea….

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