Tea, anyone?

Time for you and time for me,
And time yet for a hundred indecisions,
And for a hundred visions and revisions,
Before the taking of toast and tea
T.S. Eliot
On a rainy day in Canterbury, Meagan and I set out in search of a dry place to sit, and something warm to drink. We found the perfect place to spend our afternoon, The Moat Tea Rooms. In this tiny yet quaint tea room we partook in the English tradition of afternoon tea.

The Moat Tea Rooms claims to be one of the oldest buildings in Canterbury, and strives to recreate the traditional tea-taking experience. Each table had their own unique set of china, and they had over twenty different types of tea to chose from. I chose the cinnamon tea, Meagan got the peppermint. Both teas were exquisite!

When partaking in afternoon tea, the English have several etiquet rules to follow. Needless to say, we broke several of these rules. Here's a video for any future afternoon tea goers who want to stay fancy.


At the Moat, we were able to enjoy freshly made clotted cream and preserves, the traditional accompaniment to scones. They added a delicious flavor to the fresh baked scones.

There's nothing like a hot cup of tea and good company to warm up your spirit on a rainy day!
Tori Sheets