Hey there Teacups! It’s finally time for another Let’s Talk Tearooms post, I really want to start writing a lot more for this series so if you have any tearooms suggestions let me know and I’ll do my best to try and visit & feature them throughout this year (as long as they are in the UK).The Tearoom I’m featuring today is The Teacup Kitchen in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. My fiancé and I first visited The Teacup Kitchen in January, so it was actually our first tearoom trip in 2018 and it was the first time I had the chance to try an Earl Grey Darjeeling (I can’t believe it took me so long to try one) and I’ve been hooked on them ever since.
I didn’t really know what to expect the first time we went to The Teacup Kitchen because it was a new place I had never visited before and its food menu (while amazing)was a little different to other tearooms I’ve been to in the past so I didn’t go into visiting for the first time with any expectations and even if I had gone into visiting with any expectations they would have been completely blown out of the water by The Teacup Kitchen in every way possible.
As with any visit to a tearoom it took me a long time to decide on which tea I wanted to try from their amazing tea menu. In the end as you have already read I went for the Darjeeling Earl Grey and my fiancé went for the Tippy Earl Grey…. I think my love of Earl Grey is finally rubbing off on him! When they bring the tea to your table they bring you two teapots one with the leaves in it steeping and an empty one as well as a timer. The reason they bring you two teapots is, so you can steep your tea for the perfect amount of time and transfer it to the empty teapot, so it doesn’t overstep. They also offer to refill your original teapot as many times as you want so you can re-steep and get everything out of your tea leaves that re of an amazing quality may I add. I’m not sure where they source their tea from, but I need to find out.
Along side my tea I had one of Teacup Kitchens Hearty Scones with Cream, Jam & Fresh Strawberries. I’m a sucker for a good scone so I really couldn’t turn the opportunity to try one of these down. My fiancé had the Wild Mushrooms & Spinach (£7.00 V) which was Sautéed Mushrooms & lightly Wilted Spinach with Nutmeg on Sourdough Toast. He loves mushrooms but I’m badly allergic to them so I didn’t manage to get a picture.
You all know just how much I love Scones so when this scone arrived at our table and I saw it/smelt it for the first time I knew it was going to be amazing. As well as loving scones I’m also love cute things and you can’t get much cuter than a heart shaped scone. This scone was warm, perfectly crumbly and just the right amount of sweet (and huge for the price that you pay). The cream was one of the nicest clotted creams I’ve ever had and paired perfectly with the insanely fruity Wilkin & Sons Strawberry Jam. This was one of the best scones I’ve ever had and I’ll certainly be visiting for another very very soon.
A huge thank you to the team at Teacup Kitchen for giving us a great experience filled with tasty food and delightful teas. There is no doubt in my mind that my fiancé and I will be paying you a visit again very soon. If you want to find out more about Teacup Kitchen NQ you can do that here. As always Teacups if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter or Instagram (@teaisawishblog)
Speak to you all on Sunday. Happy Steeping – Kimberley