*I was invited to Vivi for review purposes through Love Pop Ups London. Although our afternoon tea was gifted, all thoughts and words are my own.
It’s Best Friends Day on 8th June and to celebrate Steph and I went for afternoon tea in Whittard of Chelsea’s Tea Bar in Covent Garden. I love afternoon tea it’s one of my favourite pastimes. I think it’s because the food is always so dainty and, you know, any excuse for cakes.
We started our visit with a glass of prosecco and then went on the have The Grocer’s Tea. It’s a more savoury selection swapping out the scones for a couple of delicious artisan sausage rolls and a spinach and feta tartlet. These added treats and the usual selection of finger sandwiches meant that I was really full before I even considered the sweet treats on offer.
As I’m sure you can imagine, the tea menu at Whittard is extensive. Steph decided to go with the Spiced Chai and said it was refreshing and tasty without being too heavily spiced and committing the ultimate tea sin – tasting like perfume. I like a strong black tea and was torn between a couple so I decided to go with the recommendation of our server and had the 1886 blend. It was everything I wanted from a good cup of tea, like a hug in a mug.
To finish, there were four different bitesize cakes that were totally delicious and incredibly moreish. Choosing which ones we wanted proved too difficult so we ended up cutting them all in half so we could try each one. Despite being full from the delicious savoury selection I could have eaten all four of the cakes to myself and did wish there were more on offer.
As well as afternoon tea we were able to choose a present for each other too. Steph chose two tins of loose leaf tea – Earl Grey and English Breakfast for me to go with a tin of the crumbliest, butteriest, most indulgent double chocolate biscuits I’ve ever eaten. Whereas I chose two flavours of hot chocolate for her – white chocolate and peanut butter. It was a hard decision to make though. I tried the coconut hot chocolate and it was incredible (I’m going back for that so I can live on it once this heatwave is over) and there were some incredible sounding ice tea blend flavours that sound like they’d make excellent bases to cocktails in this sunshine!