My dad and I recently paid a visit to the Royal Exchange Tea Parlour in March, Cambridgeshire and were very impressed with their extensive tea menu and lush homemade scones and cakes.
They have more than 50 different loose leaf teas on the menu from the traditional Breakfast Blend to chocolate tea to exotic fruity blends. They each come in a modern teapot with timer so that each tea steeps for the optimum amount of time.
I had my first-ever Afternoon Tea and it was lovely. For 12.95 per person you get a pot of tea each, selection of finger sandwiches, scones and a slice of cake brought out on a tiered stand. The price is right considering a “cheap to mid range” afternoon tea in London can cost 30£ each and up.
The choice of sandwiches are: egg mayo, tuna, cheddar and ham. If you go for the Sparkling Afternoon tea option (27.50 for 2) you get a flute of Champagne and extra sandwich choices.
The sandwiches were tasty and the homemade warm scones were absolutely the best I have ever had, smothered in clotted cream and choice of preserve. Having tried all of the cakes I have to recommend the rich, moist homemade chocolate cake though the carrot is a close second favourite.
I have also been by on occasion for the classic cream tea which is 4.25£ for a pot of tea and scone with clotted cream and preserve.
It is worth a trip to the little Fenland town of March, Cambridgeshire for these decadent scones and an exquisite cuppa tea.