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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Special-TEA Tuesday 4/24/07

Dreams of tea-travel... While thinking about tea and tea culture I stumbled across this wonderful website encouraging tea travel in Cumbria. (the Lake District)

Just reading about these country side tea rooms made me itchy to travel- We had long talked about a bike journey in France but maybe this english version would be the ticket. It would take care of the language barrier issues. And let's face it- I do like tea even more than I like stinky cheeses, and that is a lot!

This particular write up really caught my fancy, and seems to be a MUST SEE...
Tea for two? There's no better place for this than Sharrow Bay, a country house hotel in the Lake District, whose restaurant also happens to boast a Michelin star. Afternoon tea here is a delectable feast of tasty snacks, fine china and unobtrusive service. In fact, tea-swillers will find England's North Country to be the Holy Grail of afternoon tea, with traditional teashops scattered right across the region. True aficionados should spare some time for the Cumbria Tea Trail, which links twelve fantastic tea shops, each showcasing some of the region's finest produce, from Buttermere ice cream to Cumberland sausages. For the best of the best, be sure to stop by the Hazelmere Café, voted Top Tea Place 2006 by the Tea Guild. The café is set in a Grade II listed building overlooking ornamental water gardens.
So- Here's to Tea-Time and Travel Day Dreams

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