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.
The furniture was all big comfy sofas and chairs in the centre and around the outside the room was decorated in a more traditional dining setting.
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.