When out with friends we always say “let’s go for a coffee”, I wonder how coffee has become such a common term? After spending several years learning about my cappuccino from americano, I am ‘ all coffee’d out!’ Although still enjoy a good medium roast now and again. So I begun my very British quest for tea!
(This picture is the Manchester Tart in Teacup)
So far some of the best tearooms have been in Cornwall. A very quirky one with a full victorian bedroom for the toilet, very British eccentric but an amazing cream tea! Closer to home I have recently discovered ‘Teacup’ in Manchester, owned by a local DJ it seems to be busier every time I go. I love cream tea’s but can’t stand raisins or currents, all scones seem to have them! Although I did get some in Cornwall without, hallelujah!!
There is nothing more disappointing then expecting a cake to melt in your mouth yet you can’t even cut it with a hacksaw! Many cafe or teashops claim to bake fresh stuff and often cakes are bought in from Costco! These should be named and shamed, although Costco cakes are of decent quality, they are bought in!
Below is the cake display at Teacup in Manchester!