Tiptree Tea Rooms
Featuring on our list of the Best Afternoon Teas in Essex is the Afternoon Tea at Tiptree Tea Rooms. Tiptree Tea Rooms have 9 great tea rooms across Essex. They are at Tiptree, Dedham, Heybridge Basin, Writtle, Saffron Walden, Cressing Temple, Billericay, Osea, Chelmsford and they also have a tea room in Southwold in Suffolk.
At each of the Tiptree Tea Rooms in Essex, you can indulge in a beautifully presented afternoon tea served on a china cake stand with freshly made sandwiches, freshly baked sultana scones, clotted cream and Tiptree preserves with a selection of individual fresh patisserie. Included is a choice of unlimited tea or filter coffee and a soft drink. You are able to purchase an afternoon tea voucher which is redeemable at any of the Tiptree tea rooms. Which could make a lovely gift.
The Afternoon Tea at The River Cafe, Osea
On this occasion we visited The River Cafe at Osea to sample one of their wonderful Afternoon Teas for two. This was a particularly lovely spot to admire the views spanning the Osea coast. The afternoon tea was served on a traditional cake stand. Quite a nice addition was the fact that we were able to choose our own sandwich choices. This is perfect for those fussier eaters. We chose our two favourite sandwich fillings and shared them between us. They came with mini jars of Tiptree whole grain mustard and mayonnaise. The sandwiches were deeply filled and extremely fresh. We opted for ham and egg mayonnaise, they were delicious.
The sweet stuff
Along with our sandwiches we received gorgeous freshly home-baked fruit scones. These were baked to perfection, served warm and lightly dusted with icing sugar. The scones came with their famous Little Scarlet Strawberry jam and clotted cream. This was my favourite course, especially when served with my favourite jam of all time!
We received miniature individual patisserie items to finish. We had two different flavoured sponge cakes and then a lemon meringue tart and a cheesecake. Just the perfect size to share without feeing too full afterwards! Included in your afternoon tea are unlimited hot drinks plus a soft drink.
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!
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Written in collaboration with Tiptree Tea Rooms. We were invited along to try the afternoon at Tiptree Tea Rooms but please note all comments and opinions are strictly my own.