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Tiptree Tea Rooms
Featuring on our list of the Best Christmas Afternoon Teas in Essex is the Festive Afternoon Tea at Tiptree Tea Rooms. Tiptree Tea Rooms have 9 great tea rooms across Essex. They are serving their Festive Afternoon Tea at the following venues: Tiptree, Dedham, Heybridge Basin, Saffron Walden, Cressing Temple, Billericay, Osea, Chelmsford and they also have a tea room in Southwold in Suffolk. They also feature in our list of The Best Afternoon Teas in Essex.
At each of the Tiptree Tea Rooms in Essex, you can indulge in a beautifully presented Festive afternoon tea, presented on a china cake stand at just £35 per two people, so only £17.50 per person which is great value and you have the option of upgrading to a glass of Prosecco.
The Lock in Heybridge
I visited The Lock at Heybridge in Essex to try out their Festive Afternoon Tea. Firstly what a wonderful venue The Lock is, such a scenic spot with stunning views and it made for such a tranquil and enjoyable afternoon. The Basin is where the Chelmer & Blackwater canal meets the tidal Blackwater estuary. There are lots of local walks that include waterfalls and locks to see near by, so The Lock makes for the perfect pit stop after a winter walk, so why not treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea!
The Festive Afternoon Tea Savouries
The Festive Afternoon Tea is great value at £35 for two people! The afternoon tea is served on a traditional cake stand. You get to choose two sandwiches from the festive selection on offer:
- Turkey, Stuffing and Tiptree Cranberry Sauce
- Sliced Beef, Rocket and Tiptree English Wholegrain Mustard
- Brie and Tiptree Cranberry Sauce
- Cheddar and Tiptree Red Onion Chutney
We opted for the Turkey and the Brie filling choice. Their bread is sourced from a local baker and it was incredibly fresh and soft, we opted for a mix of white and granary breads. The sandwiches were generously filled and the fillings were delicious. The Tiptree Chutneys and sauces are always very good. You can purchase a range of the Tiptree products at all the Tiptree Tea Rooms; from jams, sauces, chutneys and their liqueurs, along with a Christmas range including Christmas puddings and gift ideas during the festive season
The Sweet Stuff
The Festive sandwiches were accompanied by white chocolate and cranberry scones with clotted cream and of course, Tiptree Jam. These were absolutely amazing, served warm and with such a lovely flavour. They are always baked fresh in house each day so you really can’t go wrong with a scone at a Tiptree Tea Room!
Alongside your sandwiches and scones you receive a selection of festive sweet treats, we received:
- Christmas Pudding Cheesecake
- Cherry and Mixed Spices Torte
- Christmas Cake
- Mini Mince Pie
This was a great selection and the Christmas pudding cheesecake was particularly delightful! I really couldn’t fault our afternoon tea, and in such a lovely location, it made for a wonderfully festive afternoon!
Included in your afternoon tea are unlimited hot drinks.
The Festive afternoon tea at The Essex Rose
I’ve previously visited The Essex Rose at Dedham for their The Festive Afternoon Tea, This is a quaint and traditional tea room in a wonderful village which is definitely worth a visit and makes a great spot to enjoy a Christmas Afternoon Tea in Essex.
How to book
Tiptree Tea Rooms charge £30 for an afternoon tea for two, which is great value for money. To book or for further information please visit Tiptree Tea Rooms Website. You can also have afternoon tea for two delivered for £25!
Thank you for reading my post on the Festive Afternoon Tea at Tiptree Tea Rooms.
Written in collaboration with Tiptree Tea Rooms. We were invited along to try the Festive afternoon at Tiptree Tea Rooms but please note all comments and opinions are strictly my own.