Welcome to Tea Party Tuesday. Today I want to treat you to a traditional Devon cream tea. It is tea served with fresh baked scones and strawberry preserves and wonderful clotted cream that is thick and gloppy. Is that a word? Well gloppy describes what it looks like! It is delicious.
Here in the United States people think that tea has to be fancy, but this is a typical cream tea: a metal teapot, little glass pots for the jam and Devon cream and simple white tea cups on a tray.
You can buy Devon cream in specialty shops here but it isn't nearly as good the clotted cream they have in Devon, so we're going to England to the little town of Lustleigh in Devon. This is not a movie set. It is a real town and people actually live here. I've been to Devon, but not to this town.
Aren't these homes charming?
Primrose Cottage was on a list of the best tea rooms in Britain.
Look at that thatched roof. Isn't it amazing?
On the right hand corner of the building you can see a yellow sign leaning against the wall. It probably looks just like just like this: a blackboard with the menu written with chalk.
and another one. I love this teapot.
Tea at Primrose Cottage will probably look more like this with a simple brown betty teapot and a wood table with placemats
It's a long way home so I suggest we spend the night at The Cleave.
This is a sign at the entrance to The Cleave! Another chalkboard sign.
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