As some of you may know, I watch quite a few British Youtubers, which has gotten me into all things English. A lot of times in vlogs or videos, I see said Youtubers getting Afternoon Tea and it just looks so darn fun and adorable! So, instead of getting each other Christmas gifts, a friend and I decided to go get tea instead. We came across a little place called The Olde English Tea Room in Wake Forest and decided to give it a shot.
We both decided to go for High Tea, which included soup, a scone, four tea sandwiches, 4 mini desserts, and of course a pot of tea. You could also just get Afternoon Tea, which didn’t include the soup. We were definitely full by the end, but we came very hungry, so I’m glad we went with High Tea and got the bonus of a bowl of soup.
For my High Tea I first went with a pot of Hot Cinnamon Black Tea. It was sooo amazing. It was a chilly day outside so the nice spice of cinnamon really hit the spot. Olde English Tea Room had a huge selection of teas, so it was hard to chose, but I was very happy with my decision. Next I went with chicken and rice soup, which, again really hit the spot on a chilly day. I also chose a Butterscotch and Pecan Scone with Devonshire Cream. They had probably about 4 to chose from and, again, I was very happy with my decision. The scone was just sweet enough, but not overpowering. I also expected it to be super dry, cause its a scone, ya know? But it wasn’t, it was nice and soft and delicious. The Devonshire cream was also an amazing touch. We then moved on to the tea sandwiches. There was a cucumber sandwich, a chicken salad sandwich, an egg salad sandwich, and a tuna salad sandwich. The only one I could’ve done without was the tuna salad, but it was still alright. The sandwiches aren’t anything fancy, but they’re still adorable and refreshing. Desserts were two coconut macaroons, a chocolate biscotti, and a delicious graham cracker toffee type thing (my favorite).
Overall I absolutely loved the whole experience. It was really laid back and the environment just felt very authentic. We sat there for quite a while and our waiter checked on us a couple times but never bothered us and knew we just wanted to sit and chat. The food was all great and the tea was amazing. Downtown Wake Forest was also really cute and filled with lots of antique shops.
So if you’re looking for a fun, different way to spend an afternoon I would highly suggest the Olde English Tea Room. The only other place that I found that does afternoon tea is Herons at The Umstead, however they only do it a few days per week and it is about $10-$15 more expensive. I do want to try that one sometime as well, but I would definitely suggest the Olde English Tea Room.
Do you all know anywhere else to get Afternoon Tea? Or other fun and different experiences in the Triangle Area?