Look at our afternoon tea menus below. They come with a choice of speciality teas and locally roasted coffees:
A selection of finger sandwiches, consisting of meats, cheese, cream cheese, smoked salmon
Roasted red onion, asparagus and Appleby Chieftan quiche
Cumberland sausage rolls
Plain or fruit scones with butter, clotted cream and preserves
Selection of individual home-made cakes
Your choice of hot drink from our choice of teas and coffees
Our teas and coffees are selected from our local suppliers in Carlisle. Some of the coffees are roasted and blended to their own recipes giving them a unique flavour. Choose from the list below, or if you like, choose our tasting menu where you can try a smaller cup of each blend:
Our teas come from the John Watt coffee house in Carlisle, where they are lovingly selected by an experienced team.
John Watts Breakfast Blend: This is our standard tea, but please feel free to choose any of the following:
John Watt Earl Grey: Traditionally, Earl Grey is made from black teas. Their Earl Grey is a select blend of the finest teas they have been serving to the people of Carlisle for the last 150 years. This gives it the aromatic, refreshing character that balances the invigorating briskness of the tea with a bright fresh citrus taste.
Darjeeling: Darjeeling tea is a tea from the Darjeeling district in West Bengal, India When brewed, it yields a thin-bodied, light-coloured infusion with a floral aroma. The flavour can include a tinge of astringent tannic characteristics and a musky spiciness.
Known as the champagne of the tea world. Darjeeling is only available to pick two times a year.
Darjeeling is famed for its sparkling clarity of taste and crystalline sweetness, benefitting from the steady rainfall, light soil and cool air of the Himalayan foothills
Jasmine: A green tea which has been dried with Jasmine blossoms placed between the layers of tea. The tea therefore has a light, delicate Jasmine aroma and flavour.
Russian Caravan: This blend is based on teas that would have been drunk on the camel trains, transporting teas from Asia into Europe. A blend of Chinese and Formosan teas, with Darjeeling added to combine the blend together. The liquor is bright and smooth, excellent as an afternoon cup of tea.
Formosan Oolong: Formosa Oolong is a darker style oolong tea from Taiwan. Deep raisiny and ripe fruit aroma, autumn ‘leafy’ notes. Lingering sweet flavour and smooth, refreshingly fruity astringency.
We also use John Watt for our coffee. We use the 1865 blend as our default blend, as this is a good all-round coffee. However, you are welcome to choose any of the coffees on their website; www.johnwatt.co.uk.
We also have decaffeinated tea and coffee for those who would prefer this.
We can also do this as part of our delivery service. Just get in touch and we’ll give you a quote