Monday, 16 March 2009

Tea of the week: Tea at Liberty

A few weekends ago, I went to Liberty for afternoon tea. Their tea shop is in a little enclave off the handbag department (a dangerous place to hang around) and you can't help but feel ever so sophisticated stopping there for a drink.

I love using a tea strainer, even though at least twice I forgot about it and poured my tea straight into the cup. Not so sophisticated. My tea was accompanied by a crumpet with lemon curd (yum) and a rushed attempt at taking photographs in a packed room. Sorry about that, but I hope you get the idea.

Liberty
222, Regent St
London W1B 5TR
Tel: 020 7734 1234

24 comments:

SarahKD said...

You can't beat tea at Liberty's. A pot of lapsang and a heap of scones there is my idea of heaven. There is an additional joy in being tucked away behind the handbags, you're right!

Nabeel said...

I've always enjoyed having tea in a cup rather than a mug. tea cups are an important part of the overall tea experience. Many people fail to understand

Kimberly said...

Love your blog! So glad that it was a Blog of note. Congratulations! Now for a cup of tea.

JOSEPH GELB said...

you got the blog of note

TheManOfNotts said...

Really interesting blog. I'm gonna try Liberty's next time i'm in the city.

Stephanie Frieze said...

A friend sent me a link to your blog and I'm thrilled that she did. I am too far away (Gig Harbor, WA, USA) for tea at the Liberty, but many of us over here love going to tea.

I agree with Nabeel. Tea in a mug is not having tea. I'm not sure why they got so popular.

SRG said...

cool blog, keep up the good work

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Hello, I'm from Australia. I found your blog very interesting and surely you do have lots of goings here. Tea for joy is quite a charming name of a blog and I smile a lot about having your Tea at Liberty. Sometimes, it is not bad to break away from too much convenience of English protocol and formality. Take from us. We are too laid back. And most English who come to this continent tend to adapt the "take it easy" style without compromising enjoyment in those simple things in life such as your "tea for joy." G'day to you! Smile!

Social Marketing Mama said...

I am a huge tea drinker..and I have to say that you take amazing photos, those posted on your blog are so clear and the color is just on.

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trying to be the starlight in the gloom said...

aww nice blog.. i love tea too..in fact, i am drinking some at the moment. :D

Gourmet Chick said...

Love the china

Melissa E said...

I just found your blog and I love it. I just love the dishes that you found.

Catherine said...

I came across this blog via my blogs of note link in my dashboard, clicked on it as the tea roused my curiosity! I have written a post on my blog about what tea means in my life at different stages, it is integral and essential - culturally and aesthetically as well as delicious and probably addictive. Please visit my blog and look at the post http://deise-dispatches.blogspot.com/2009/01/blessings-of-nice-cup-of-tea.html which is my tea tribute. also feel free to follow my blog if you like. I will add you to my bloglist I follow.
Cheers - Catherine.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh, Mike and I went to Liberty on one of our 2 England trips...had to, my nana bought her favorite shirts there and what a lovely place, the outside is just as fantastic! I will have to post some pix...

Amans said...

"Just made up my mind" on the 3rd May when I arrived in London.. I'm going to Tea at Liberty, for a cup of tea with scones.

Thanks for this blog, it really made a person feel like going out and enjoy a cup of tea, and not always stay indoors!!

devi said...

that was very wonderful and the way u forgot the tea strainer... not to do the next time dear

Grape said...

I'm very new at blogging. I found your site and feel as if I'v found a soul-mate. I love tea, would love to have a tea room on the web, I have some books I'd love to get published, and I too thoroughly enjoy antiques (junktiques), garage sales, and 2nd hand shops. Thanks for the connection.

Miniy said...

found your blog through dashboard, i liked the picture & syle! You are right about tea esp mint, i love it so much!

Haster said...

Thoroughly enjoying reading your blog and am raising my teacup to you!

See you in Liberty's!

Haster W.

jingtea said...

glad you like the tea at Liberty's, we're happy to be their tea supplier so thanks for spreading the word!

David (JING Tea)

Victoria said...

Just stumbled across your blog via 'You are my Fave'. Lovely to see some gorgeous tea shops and really enjoyed your blog. If you are ever in Leigh-on-Sea, there is a great tea shop 'Stop the World' that I visited in Feb this year. Delicious!

The Hausfrau said...

I was there a couple of weeks ago for a late Afternoon Tea. Such fun!

Callie Grayson said...

I hope to be going to the UK this year, and I will have to stop at Liberty to have tea,while shopping of course!
xx
callie