Lindsay’s Tea Party has tried just about all the tea rooms in San Diego time and time again. Yet, recently, I experienced a “hidden gem” of a tea house and I am giddy with excitement to share it with you all! Of all the afternoon tea parties I’ve been to here in San Diego, this is the first authentic English afternoon tea I’ve ever had at Shakespeares Corner Shoppe and Afternoon Tea, located off India Street, it is upstairs near the pub for those of you familiar with the shopping center.
The owner, Selina, is originally from Surrey in the United Kingdom. She has fabulously recreated an authentic British tea experience for locals to appreciate and enjoy. The monthly changed menu includes British favorites like:
Starter: Welsh rarebit with Irish Stout mustard
Egg Salad with cress
Cucumber with mint butter
Asparagus, ham & goat cheese.
Salmon mousse (Downtown Abbey favourite)
Mini Sausage roll with Branston pickle
Sweet Wine Syllabub
Lemon Crunch CakeThe featured tea this month is the Cream Earl Grey it is a house favourite and has a slight twist on the old classic, a black tea with bergamot and creamy overtones.
SPECIALTY SCONES – Orange & Sultana, Cherry Almond,
Raspberry white chocolate, Strawberry Vanilla, Lemon coconut,
Blackberry Cream, Butterscotch, Gluten free raisin
The British afternoon tea meal is noticeably less sweeter than some of the more Americanized afternoon tea menus and it came much appreciated to my palate. This is true to the way of preparing and taking tea across the pond.
The Shoppe is filled with a vast array of British faire, foods, candies, teaware, English China, a vast variety of teas, Downton Abbey themed products and lots of honorary products to the Queen. I found many treasures to add to my tea collection and left with some of my favorite teas (both loose and bagged). They carry all my favorite English tea brands as well! I was in heaven!!
Now it’s your turn to go and have a traditional English afternoon tea party! One lucky LTP reader will win a GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A TEA PARTY FOR 2 PPL at Shakespeares Corner Shoppe and Afternoon Tea.
Cheers and good luck!
Mandatory Entry: Comment below with who you would take to this tea party?! Be sure to share this fun contest with that person as well! Double entries may help you win! 🙂 (+1 Entry)
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Contest ends on 6-20-2014. Winner will be notified via email. If prize is not claimed within 2 days, a new winner will be chosen. Certificate will be mailed to recipient once address is confirmed.
As the Editor of LTP, I receive products, promotional items and educational materials to use and share as I see fit. All opinions expressed are that of Lindsay’s Tea Party are honest and reflect my actual experiences. I would like to extend a special thank you to Selina and the entire staff of Shakespeares Tea Corner and Shoppe for the opportunity to try its fabulous authentic British tea experience and share my experience with Lindsay’s Tea Party readers. No compensation was received for this posting.
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