Way back in July when Glasgow was the host to the amazing Commonwealth Games, I popped over to Royal Exchange Square and had Afternoon Tea at the John Lewis pop-up Tea On The Green. Celebrating 150 years and being the official department store of the Games, the pop-up was created to be a calming green sanctuary in the heart of Glasgow where you could unwind, refuel and enjoy some delectable treats while soaking in the atmosphere around you, for free.
We were given a little drinks menu where we had the choice of juices, non-alcoholic cocktails, teas and coffees. Since it was Afternoon Tea, I opted for the Peppermint Tea and some Orange Juice. A short while later, we were met with a wonderful array of Sandwiches and Cakes. My eyes lit up instantly when I saw them, almost too good to eat. I decided to be good and have a little sandwich first. Unfortunately for me, Smoked Salmon sandwiches were on our plate. I’ve never quite liked Smoked Salmon so I left those sandwiches for Ross to devour and stole all the Egg & Cress ones for myself. That’s only fair, isn’t it? Oh yes.
Choosing which cake to have was the worst part, it almost came down to flipping a coin to see who would get the little Millionaires Shortcake. I won, naturally. I let Ross have the Scones, fairs fair!
It was a delightful afternoon watching the world go by for an hour, if only we could have Afternoon Tea every weekend. Could we make that a new law? Do you love Afternoon Tea? Where is your favourite place to go? Do you fight for sandwiches and cakes like I do? Or am I just greedy?