I visited this Tea Room for my birthday, and was very disappointed in the 'Service'. The owner made it her goal to tell my group how to eat their afternoon tea refreshments properly, although clearly no one asked. I was not there for a 'tea' lesson, nor was I there to talk to the owner. I was there to enjoy the company of my family / friends, but was forced to hear the history of afternoon tea, and was repeatedly told the proper order of the tea service, I found this extremely pompous. Afternoon Tea should be a relaxing experience, and unfortunately, this day was not.
Dear 'L. Show'I am sorry that you did not appreciate the information I was passing along. When someone refers to 'High Tea' I sometimes briefly tell them about the difference between 'High and 'Low' tea and most people find it interesting tea trivia. I also let people know that the scones are warm and indicate to them that they 'may want to begin with the warm scone' although the proper order are the sandwiches then the scone. My intention was not to give you and your party a tea 'lesson'.Most people are delighted tht I take the time to personally greet my customers when I have a few minutes from my kitchen duties.I do hope the remainder of your birthday was pleasant.