I am one of those people who take their tea drinking very seriously. With a cupboard few of teas from around the world, so when there was mention of meet up with a brew thrown in I was not going to let the occasion pass.
I couldn’t say no when Selena, a Texan living in London and one of the bloggers I met when I was in Newcastle at the beginning of the year was organising an afternoon tea in London for bloggers at the Milestone Hotel in Kensington.
The hotel sits across from Kensington Palace where the very ritual of afternoon teas was born, so there was no better place to engage in conversations of the blogosphere with some 20+ other ladies than over a tea party across from where Her Majesty’s tea receptions took place.
The Milestone is no stranger to luxury but combines luxury with a traditional British warmth and charm that takes you back in time from the moment you enter into the hotel.
Tea time is not just an occasion catered to for ladies only, the hotel also offers a gentleman’s afternoon tea, tea for princes and princesses as well as catering to well-heeled ladies arriving in twos, threes or 12 twelves.
With out party of 27 bloggers we were provided with our very own tea room in the Windsor Suite. The traditional elements of English tea with sandwiches, scones and clotted cream were combined with a la carte sweet items such as ganache-filled macaroons, mini vanilla cheese cake and carrot cake topped with a pistachio cremeaux and of course with Champagne flutes on arrival for each guest.
With tasty food and cups topped up with tea before you could even notice you were running low, the service was impeccable in surroundings you could easily lose an afternoon in. After much chats over what bloggers were currently writing or discussing on their blogs it was time head out and explore the rest of Kensington while I was in the area…
Milestone Hotel Afternoon Tea: 1-3 Kensington Ct, London W8 5DL
You my dear are always at the most fanciest and luxurious of places, and this one takes the cake… boom tish! Love that shot of your hand the cup of tea!!!! BIG THANKS for linking up with us for #SundayTraveler – hope to see you again next week!!
haha I have Selena to thank for this one 🙂
That place looks so cute!! I drink so much tea I might as well be British haha! The pastries look so yummy! I'd love to go there sometime! 🙂
Now that looks like an authentic afternoon tea to me! Love the sound of Selena's teas. Hope to make one when I am at home one day! 🙂
Yes definitely! I would be good to see you in person too 🙂
That looks like one amazing afternoon tea! I'll have to go there sometime :). Great photos!
I am an almost daily tea drinker and regularly indulge in afternoon teas. This one looks great although I don't like mixing my tea with champagne!
I know what you mean, it doesnt make sense but I guess places feel like they are making the experience even more lux by adding champagne but I dont think its needed or required especially when there is a really good brew 🙂
That looks really good. Amazing pictures.
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My mouth is watering…I love the way you've captured all the delicate foods of the tea. Gorgeous! (http://www.reflectionsenroute.com)
Then my work here is done hehehehe 😀
It must have been really cool to meet up with people in real life after connecting with them online! The whole tea looks so fancy and those pastries look yummy. Great shots of the neighbourhood too. Thanks for linking up to the #SundayTraveler!
Yes it was. Maybe you can join us next time you are in London.
As a collector of tea from around the world since I was a little girl (my tastes have changed over the years haha), I love, love, love this piece! It was a slice of heaven to my tea-loving heart. I so love tea in London and will definitely stop in here next time I'm there! Thank you. So glad I found you on #SundayTraveler
You definitely have to stop by. Its a cool little place with all the rooms done in a different theme.
Wow it looks so regal! Looks superb I would love to go there! Afternoon teas are such a must in the UK! The food looks great, I really love your photography! And that millefeuille looks absolutely mouth-watering! 🙂
Thanks Camila! Glad you are enjoying them 😀
this is so pretty! i would love to do an afternoon tea soon!
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Thank you! 😀