It’s high time to revisit the high tea
IT is a tradition that dates back centuries but as they say, everything old is new again and high tea at Jean Pierre Sancho is an event to behold.
The French patisserie known for its croissants and macarons introduced the indulgent threetier stand to their menu earlier this year and according to owner Corentin Laumaille, it has been a resounding success.
The day I visited I was treated to a herbal tea or coffee of my choice and a stand which included a tier of savouries and two of sweets. The sandwiches included creamy egg, tomato and cheese and a brioche bun with smoked salmon and cream cheese.
Filling yet delightful, it was a prelude that set the standard of other delicious treats to come.
Next up the scones – dusted with slivered almonds and served with beautifully whipped cream and raspberry jam, the scones were light, fluffy and everything you want in an old favourite.
The last tier of the day was a feast for the eyes as well as my belly, with macarons dipped in white chocolate and dusted in gold. This heavenly dessert was all I needed, but it did not stop there.
A slice of red velvet cake piped with chocolate ganache was devoured in seconds and I had barely any room left for the other yummy sweets sitting on the beautiful white plate.
Nevertheless, it was a mission I needed to complete and with a few deep breaths I finished them off, like a lady, of course, and my high tea experience was over.
Jean Pierre Sancho hold high teas every day but a booking is necessary. Old fashioned, yes, but as I said everything old…
The high tea at Jean Pierre Sancho.