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High Tea – American Style!
August 13, 2006, 9:51 am
Filed under: Alice, Family | Tags: , ,

Yesterday I went with my MIL and 2 friends to ‘High Tea’ in Boca Raton.

First off I loved that my MIL invited me and I REALLY enjoyed being with her, Terri and Denise, but since I am ENGLISH the ‘High Tea’ bit was a bit of a laugh; an EXPENSIVE laugh at that (my MIL paid for me!)

For a start our reservation was for 1pm (High Tea at 1pm?!) The Hats and beads on each of our chairs was a nice touch I thought, it made us ‘fit in’ with the room we were in (that reminded me of a smaller version of the many dining/parlours I have been in as a child!)

There were a bunch of different types of teas, the usual regular English ones and other ones, that to ME tasted like Tea but had the aroma of ‘Caramel something or other’, or whatever is was that they were called.

The food (on the right – view image large to see detail) had desserts on the top, finger sandwiches in the middle and ‘meant to be scones’ on the bottom – they were in fact bisquick biscuits!

The TINY amount of ‘clotted cleam’ (which was actually sour cream with sugar in it (YUK!)) and lemon Curd, (way too tart) was pitiful for 4 of us (2 so-called scones a piece) so we made them bring *3* more of those, one for each of us!

To top it all off that tier of food (and 2 pots of tea) cost $120 !! Yes that is correct – it was (with tax and tip) $30 a person!!

Oh My GOSH, give me a little old lady in Devon in her front room with real clotted cream and hot fresh REAL scones for 2 pounds anyday.

Once again, I am NOT bashing my MIL, I love her to pieces, but this American overpriced “English High Tea”

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