Surely everyone knows the story of Alice in Wonderland, at least vaguely. The first sight of a rabbit in a top hat you know its the Mad Hatter, who’s probably hosting a tea party, and the queen of hearts is the badass of the story, drink me potions make you small and eat me cakes make you big – ta da!
- Drink Me: Strawberry Potion (strawberry yoghurt)
- Pocket Watch: Bubble Gum Macaron
- Caterpillar’s Mushroom: Raspberry Marshmallow
- Queen of Hearts: Mango Tart
- Dodo’s: Watermelon Jelly
- Tea Cup: White Chocolate Mousse
- Scones – one plain, one chocolate chip and one sultana, with jam and clotted cream
We also had an iced victoria sponge to share too!
They looked amazing. So much thought into the design and creativity in each and every one.
I tactfully tried to choose my way through, to make sure that I got to try all the treats I wanted – All of the little treats were just the right size, tiny portions so you could try them all, although I knew deep down that I wouldn’t manage it all! I mean look how much there is!
Although I do LOVE marshmallows (I really really do!), I think my favourite had to be the mango tart. The pastry wasn’t quite crisp which was perfect and the mango filling was thick, juicy and sweet. The little crown on top was flavoured marzipan, and it also had a little white chocolate plaque, which had hearts on to finish off the design – I mean how cute? It was absolutely delicious.
The macaron (Pocket Watch) I think was my second favourite. Once again, I loved the design! The bubblegum flavour was quite prominent, and the macaron was slightly crisp on the outside, with a softer, light middle and a creamy filling – it was on par with my faves from Paris!
The scones were yummy too, especially when topped with the Cornish clotted cream and jam. The chocolate chip ones were a nice change – I’d never had them at an afternoon tea before – and really went down well.
I was so full but really wanted to try the strawberry potion (I’m sure you all know I love yoghurt), so just managed to fit it in. It was really creamy, yet slightly refreshing after all the sweet treats and sugar. A great choice to leave until the end.
We continued to drink our tea – I lost count as to how many cups I drank – before heading off for the rest of our afternoon.
Overall, I had a fab time – our Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea at The Raj was incredible. There was so much food, all really thought out and detailed yet super yummy, the service was fab and friendly and the choice of tea was exquisite.
I have spotted that there are a few places in London now offering an Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea, but I highly recommend this one! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.
Where’s your favourite place for afternoon tea?