I love British-style afternoon tea. When I finally get a chance to visit England, that’s what I’m most excited about. DH recently developed a love for afternoon tea also after getting a small taste of it on our British Airways flight. He loves the idea of having milk in his hot tea.
I first learned that Shakespeare Corner Shoppe serves afternoon tea from posts on CC’s blog. It’s been on my to-do list for over a year and we finally got around to it. I wanted to visit while it was still warm, since it takes place out on the patio.
Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe also sells a lot of British goods and is connected with a pub next door. But we were here for the tea.
Once seated, we were presented with quite a long section of tea choices. Every person gets their individual pot. I loved the set up with the flowery pots, cups, plates, etc. Everything was so cute.
To start off, we were given a piece of wheat toast with cream cheese and beet spread.
After we were served our tea, we were given a tower of treats. The top layer was filled with various sandwiches, the middle layer had raisin scones and cream, and the bottom layer was filled with various sweets including caramel pudding, apple bars, pumpkin cakes.
There was enough of one of everything for each person. It was fun to sample so many different bites. My favorite part was the sandwiches. I liked the different fillings and the pickled preserves. I didn’t care for some of the sweets.
To end our meal, we were presented with some raspberry jelly.
Overall, this was a fun and relaxing way to enjoy an afternoon. They offer two afternoon seatings and reservations must be made in advance.
Shakespeare’s Corner Shoppe
3719 India Street
San Diego, CA 92103