Can someone please please please get me a 100 gallon bucket of clotted cream for my birthday? Also, don’t forget about including around 500 scones to go with it, and plenty of tea to wash it down. Check on me a few months later to see if I can fit out of my apartment door. You might need the jaws of life to help rescue me! Tea & Sympathy would be dangerous if I lived closer to it!
Finally had a chance to drop into Tea & Sympathy recently late afternoon on a Sunday for a spot of tea. It was nice and empty and we got a spot right by the front window which was great for people watching, expecially since it is located in the West Village neighborhood, and was as usual hopping with all types of characters.
The two British ladies that seated and served us were friendly and greeted us with a “ello” when we walked in. We each ordered a pot of tea and scones. Nice tea selection served in fun looking ceramic tea pots, ceramic cups, and plates. Very British indeed. In fact, the whole place is decorated in British memorabilia, pictures, and nick nacks. Small, cozy, and charming. I am sure it gets pretty crowded at times as there are not that many seats, so we caught it at a good moment.
The tea was hot and terrific. I had an orange pekoe blend. The scones were wonderful – crisp on the outside, soft and flaky on the inside. Slathered with the clotted cream and fresh raspberry preserves made them amazing! Even after I finished the scones I still ate the clotted cream with the preserves that was left over. Surprised I did not have a coronary and keel over right then and there!
Cost for the tea and scones was $11 per person. Not a bad price to pay for a little indulgence, and a relaxing time on a lazy Sunday. Will have to go back again to try out some of the food there, as some of it looked really tasty at the table next to us, and the people eating seemed to really enjoy it. God save the Queen!
Tea & Sympathy – http://teaandsympathynewyork.com/