The Humble Sandwich!
It is a word used daily in most households however do you know where it originated?
Well credit for the Sandwich lies with an English Earl and dates back to England in1762.
John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, (Sandwich is actually a village near the Kent coast near where we used to live), Montagu was known for being a problematic gambler, spending many hours playing cards, during one of his long days of playing, he worked up an appetite and requested something from the kitchen that he could eat with his hands, without needing to get out of his seat. He was brought two pieces of bread filled with meat in the middle, there was born the Sandwich!.
From that day forward, the sandwich began making its way throughout England. By the Revolutionary War, it was a well-established dish.
However It took a lot longer for the sandwich to make it to America. This could be because Americans were slow to give into trends happening in England, In fact the first sandwich was finally featured in an American cookbook in 1815. It wasn’t the type of sandwich we typically eat today, but was actually a tongue sandwich.
In fact it took until the great depression for Americans to really get into sandwiches in a big way! ... See MoreSee Less
So this weeks gift you may not know we sell is our fine English Chocolate selection from the House of Dorchester, 12 amazing delicate chocolates including strawberries & cream truffle, roast nut praline, violet cream, salted fudge caramel, raspberry caramel and stem ginger, these really do make for an ultimate indulgence and the perfect way to spoil someone (or yourself) $19.95 ... See MoreSee Less
Cool down at Shelly`s with an Iced Matcha!! ... See MoreSee Less
Now it is well and truly summer we have added a taste of Summer to our our Windsor Afternoon Tea, you will still begin with a glass of iced hibiscus tea, then our finger sandwich selection has the following new options Ham & Branston Pickle, Mature Cheddar Cheese and Piccalilli and then the great British Strawberry Trifle dessert!
Call 508-927-4402 to reserve yours today! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for all of your recommendations as ever it is a great help. ... See MoreSee Less
Your Help Please!
We have been let down with an accountant, and left messages with at least six local accountants who never responded so are seeking recomendations for someone to file taxes and general accountants associated work.
Would appreciate any recomendations. ... See MoreSee Less
Once again our Tea Leaf reading event sold out immediately and we added a 2nd that also sold out so due to demand we have added a third and final date of Thursday 4th August again from 5-7 of which we have a few spaces left.
To reserve your space for this event please call 508-927-4402 ... See MoreSee Less
What does your future hold?
Further to our Tea Leaf reading event last month demand was so high we promised a further date as soon as possible for those on the wait list, we arranged this for August 1st and immediately sold out so we added Wednesday 3rd August again from 5-7 p.m. this still has a few spaces left so if you missed out last time or simply wish to come and enjoy what was a great event please call 508-927-4402 to book yours today!
The event again is limited to 20 people, the ticket is inclusive of our indulgent Cream Tea beginning with your selection of Tea from our 103 teas along with two freshly baked scones served with strawberry preserve and clotted cream and of course your Tea leaf reading with one of our resident readers.
The readings are 10 minutes per person, on the evening beneath your cup will be a ticket with a number on it and during the event your number will be called and your reading will commence.
The cost is $45.00 per person and deposits of $20.00 per person are required.
Please call 508-927-4402 to book your space! ... See MoreSee Less
We were Honured today to host a 10th Birthday Tea Party for Holly`s two girls that she is fostering, this is part of an arrangement we have with Kind Hearts for Kids to bring a little piece of joy into the lives of those going through difficult times, you can find out more about the amazing work they do at Kind Hearts for Kids
SeePlymouth Kind Hearts for Kids 7News - WHDH Boston ... See MoreSee Less
We are joining up with Bleecker Street Films and the new period drama Mr Malcolm’s List which opens in theaters July 1st, it takes place in London in the 1800`s about a bride, Julia Thistlewaite who is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor Mr. Malcolm. Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton to play the role of his ideal match. Soon, Mr. Malcolm wonders whether he’s found the perfect woman...or the perfect hoax. Also starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Ashley Park, with Theo James.
You can see the trailer here:
We have two of the novels the film is based upon to give away, to win simply like this post and tag a friend, and we will select two winners on 1st July
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Most of you have had a chance to see how our Tea Rooms turned out, so we thought we would share with you the extent of the works required to get it to look as beautiful as it does now.
The shop was very, very different when we took it on, it was in fact a series of offices going back with a passage way to the side, so we had to open this up to create the space for our dream to became a reality!
Below shows the demolishing of those offices demolished opening up the shop, the resizing of the toilet (bathroom) where you see the sink is situated is where the door to the toilet is now with the sink now on the opposite wall, a part you never see is the kitchen, this was the previous owners office, until we got our hands on it, and finally as if by magic the finished result!
We hope you enjoy this insight into what was involved in creating our beautiful Tea rooms that we love sharing with you all!
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Yes this beautiful piece really is a Teapot! what do you think of it? ... See MoreSee Less
Don`t forget this Friday is National Cream Tea Day, what better excuse do you need to indulge in our amazing Scones with our sumptuous Clotted Cream?
Call 508-927-4402 today to reserve your table! ... See MoreSee Less
Take & Bake!
Have you discovered our Take & Bake Scones yet?
Our amazing Scones made fresh from raw ingredients then instead of baking we package and freeze them so you can purchase then, it is so simple you simply keep frozen until the Scone desire comes calling them take straight from the freezer to the oven and 35 minute later you are indulging in you very own warm from the oven Scone in the comfort of your own home at whatever time of day.
Having friends family over? stock up and serve fresh from the oven Scones, they will be so impressed and your secret is safe with us!
They come in packets of 6 in either Classic, Raisin, Chocolate Chip or Blueberry, Gluten Free & Vegan are also available.
regular $16.95 G.F./Vegan $19.95 ... See MoreSee Less