3.2 stars out of 5
For a place to get 3.2 stars out of 5 with only 4 teas – one of which I can’t drink and one of which I probably won’t – is actually pretty good.
This is a lovely winery which plans to do high teas on special occasions. Today – Mother’s Day – was their first.
It seemed to go without a hitch.
Lovely weather is not a bad start. Well landscaped gardens, great food and good wines all add to the enjoyment.
As for he impeccably brewed teas – I alternated between a delightful Assam Golden Tippy and a somewhat wishy-washy English Breakfast were both from The Perfect Cup. Perhaps the English Whole Leaf blend would have been a better choice from the same supplier. The Earl Grey was enjoyed by others around us and I really don’t care what the Chamomile & Peppermint was like, I prefer not to think about it.
This is tea review and they are not a specialist tea venue. nevertheless, they did a great job.
I’d like to see a good green – Chun Mee would be ideal with their sparkling three-grape wine – and maybe something a little more Mother’s Day-ish, like a Chinese tea with rose petals.
A real find with a friendly team and the opportunity to meet the family behind the enterprise.
Mrs Devotea was thrilled to be taken there by Son No 2 (No 1 being overseas at this moment) and I’m going to press them for the recipe to the Date, Ginger and Chocolate slice.
Actually, hard to believe it was their first High tea.