It happened, I had my first Afternoon Tea. Yeah I know, it’s taken me 21 years to finally try one of the most insta-worthy experiences. It was worth the wait though, believe me!
I visited The Joinery, a gorgeous but rather small tearoom in Newcastle Upon Tyne and I was booked in to try one of their Afternoon Tea’s. The tearoom is a beautiful place, full of light and swoon-worthy decor. I was in love pretty much as soon as I walked through the door!
I took my Mum along with me as it was her birthday and we decided to celebrate it there, since she didn’t want anything too elaborate or fussy, it was a lovely low-key celebration for her and she had a wonderful day.
Starting off with tea – naturally and unlimited pots, it was just what we needed after a busy and early morning. Tea always tastes better from a pot, doesn’t it? Served in an owl teapot and floral cup and saucers, it was certainly Instagram worthy! Not to mention the tea was wonderful, I rarely drink it at home because it just never tastes as good.
We started with sandwiches, I wanted to dive straight into the cake but I had to stop myself. The sandwiches were Ham and Peas Pudding, Tuna and Cucumber, Cheese Savoury, Egg and Cress. Very traditional sandwich flavours and something for everyone.
Adorned with fruit scones, chocolate dipped strawberries, lemon cake, chocolate flapjacks and macaroons, this Afternoon Tea was a sweet tooth’s dream.
This Afternoon Tea was fit for two, and then some. We took the rest home and enjoyed it with another cup of tea the next day.
One thing that really stood out to me about The Joinery is the woodwork involved, everything there was more or less for sale and made from scratch. The tables were lovely and high quality. I know that’s a bit of an odd thing to comment on but it’s really irritating sat at a cheap, flimsy table that you feel will make you spill your coffee any second.
A huge thank you to the Joinery for inviting me along to try their delightful Afternoon Tea. It was a wonderful way to celebrate my Mum’s birthday and a lovely gem close to Newcastle.