Recently I attended a High Tea birthday celebration at a lovely little place called Tea and Niceties in Eagle Heights on Mt Tamborine, I wasn’t sure what to expect having never experienced high tea before but thoughts of cucumber sandwiches and pots of Earl Grey tea crossed my mind and I don’t like either. You can imagine my delight when I walked into the tea room to see chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, silverware with vintage cups and saucers, silk flowers and decorated sugar cubes, so very pretty and girly and probably not a place that the average Aussie male would frequent. The list of teas ranged from the typical English Breakfast through to Chai, Japanese Lime and Ginger teas and for two hours we sipped tea and ate dainty treats that included cucumber sandwiches, savoury muffins, scones with jam and cream and cream filled cakes. All of the food is made on the premises and you can purchase bags of each tea to brew at home, as well as other homemade items and gifts such as preserves, rose soaps and teasets.
It was a sugar laden affair, at the end of two hours I felt as though my eyeballs were swimming in my head, experiencing a sugar rush ‘high’ that would result in me ‘crashing’ an hour or so later. Still, it was a really delightful afternoon and the affair allowed me to catch up with some lovely people whom I hadn’t seen for quite a while.