Whilst in Scotland on my little Scottish Adventure I continued my afternoon tea adventures at the gorgeous Balmoral Hotel on Princes Steet. The tea was served in the Palm Court which is a truly stunning room with giant palm trees and beautifully painted walls.
Really was a beautifully classic setting for afternoon tea. Upon arrival I was settled at my table and asked what type of tea I would like. I asked for English Breakfast Tea and was wuickly reminded that I was in Scotland and they served Scottish not English breakfast tea. It tasted just as lovely as English breakfast. The tea came served on a silver lovely teapot and like the majority of afternoon teas, leaves and not tea bags were used. I really do think you can taste the difference. I was advised the afternoon tea would take 2 hours and after being asked whether I had any food allergies I was served the first course of tomatoes water and iced basil. This is the first time I have experienced individual courses being served as opposed to the complete afternoon tea being brought to the table at once. Next came the sandwiches which consisted of 4 finger sandwiches, a brioche roll, a flan and savory bite. All were delicious. This was followed by 2 scones, one plain one with fruit and strawberry jam and clotted cream. Naturally the jam went on before the cream. This was followed by a dark chocolate and raspberry tart, a fruit jelly with champagne foam and a lemon cake.Finally came the gift plate which included a tin of the Scottish Breakfast Tea, a chocolate truffle and a mini sorbet cone. I absolutely loved this afternoon tea and was surprised by the amount of food I was served by he quality was amazing. Throughout the tea there was a harvest on playing on the balcony above which added to the experience which did take the 2 hours they advised. This is certainly a afternoon tea to be savoured. The afternoon tea was served in the beautiful Palm Court at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh and cost £37.50 per person.