My busy lifestyle relaxes and eases toward bliss––every time I experience Afternoon Tea. An English tradition customarily savored in the mid-afternoon, there’s something to be said for slowing the pace of one’s life to sip tea, partake of dainty finger sandwiches, scones with Devonshire cream if you’re lucky, and delicate squares served on three-tiered porcelain plates. The presentation alone quiets the frantic heart.
I recently shared this English tradition with my youngest daughter at Venus Sophia Tea Room and Vegetarian Eatery. Located in Victoria, British Columbia, in the heart of China town, we had waited nearly a year to visit the Eatery together. This was my first visit and the experience was perfect!
My favorite part of Afternoon Tea is the scones, but I have to say, the mushroom pinwheels and strawberry mascarpone sandwiches were delicious, too. The image below displays the dainties which were set perfectly. Afternoon Tea can leave you on the fuller side, but the proportions were perfect. We ate everything!
If you’re ever in the vicinity of Venus Sophia, stop by and enjoy Afternoon Tea! (The restaurant advises making reservations ahead of time.) And allot plenty of time for a good visit with good conversation!