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Please note Cardamon Tea Lounge & Shop has now closed but they do offer afternoon tea deliveries in Colchester, please see our list of the Best Afternoon Teas in Essex for 2022 here.
A Wizards Afternoon Tea
Cardamon Tea Lounge in Colchester, Essex has brought back the ‘Wizards Afternoon Tea’ for the month of October 2019 and it is bigger, better and even more amazing than before! Any Witch, Wizard, Muggle or true Harry Potter fan would be delighted by this ‘Wizard’s Themed Afternoon Tea’. The Cardamon Tea Lounge and Shop features on our List of the Best Afternoon Teas in Essex, you can read more here.
As always the sandwiches were freshly made and simply delicious, we enjoyed Turkey and Cranberry and Houmous and Vegetables sandwiches. We also received a bowl of warm French Onion Soup with lashings of grated cheese and our very own magical dragon eggs! The soup was really good and a lovely addition for the colder winter months!
The Sweet Stuff
Our Wizard’s afternoon tea was filled with so many magical and exciting delights. We were treated to our very own multicoloured potions (which tasted amazing), popcorn served in a cauldron, and we even had our own mandrake cakes! Each tiny mandrake is carefully moulded in fudge! The scones were freshly baked and pumpkin spiced. We enjoyed a butterscotch and raspberry tart and a spell book brownie, there was so much to take in. Alongside the Wizards afternoon tea you can choose from over 50 variations of tea. We opted for the Karak Chai tea and it is sweet and mildly spiced, really complemented the Afternoon Tea perfectly.
Children’s Afternoon Tea Platter
The Cardamon Tea Lounge offers lots of wonderfully themed platters for children and the Wizard’s platter is no exception. The sandwiches were accompanied by many magical treats, a broomstick, a spellbook, a cauldron of popcorn, veggie sticks, sweets and a drink. Any little witch or wizard would have a truly magical and enchanting time working their way through this Wizards feast!
The Cardamon Tea Lounge
A couple of years ago we found The Cardamon Tea Lounge in Colchester, Essex. We happened to be walking by and spotted this quaint little tea room and decided to give it a try. Since then it has been one of our firm favourite tea rooms. We aren’t the only ones that like it, it won the Essex Life Food and Drink Awards 2017 for Best Coffee/Tea Shop. Now its quickly becoming a popular spot for wonderful and imaginative Themed Afternoon Teas in Essex.
My daughter fell in love with this place right away and refers to it as the ‘Alice Cafe’. As you step inside there are so many wonderful trinkets and handmade crafts, many Alice in Wonderland themed and available to buy. There are teapots and cups as lampshades hanging from the ceiling and spoons as door handles. Every time I visit I see something new. My daughters favourite part is the little cupboard under the stairs, a cosy spot for the little ones to play.
The Wizards Afternoon Tea is £25 per head. All afternoon tea’s should be prebooked, please get in touch with The Cardamon Tea Lounge, 44 St John’s Street, Colchester, Essex CO2 7AD. Telephone number: 01206 504180.
OTHER THEMED AFTERNOON TEAS
To read our reviews of Cardamon Tea Lounge’s other fantastic themed afternoon teas in Essex. Please see below:
Wizards themed Afternoon Tea, for any Harry Potter fan.
A Tale of Peter Rabbit Themed Afternoon Tea.
Mary Poppins Themed Afternoon Tea, Practically Perfect in every way.
Sherlock Holmes Themed Afternoon Tea.
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea.
Silly Old Bear Afternoon Tea.
Be Our Guest Afternoon Tea for any Beauty and the Beast fan.
The Cardamon Tea Lounge features in our list of the Best Afternoon Teas in Essex, please see here.
Thank you for reading ‘A Wizard’s Afternoon Tea’.
Written in collaboration with The Cardamon Tea Lounge, we were invited along to review their afternoon tea. Please note that all views and opinions are strictly my own.