Haha, you can see the edge of my polka dot dress; my one concession to being lady-like!
My attire for the day - definitely a case of "WHAT was I thinking?!" It's okay, you're allowed to laugh; I sure did when I saw the picture. I look like I'm posing for a royal portrait! xD
Prior to immersing myself in the foodie culture, I've only ever tried scones from Bakers Delight. Not that they were bad or anything. In fact, I'm rather addicted to BD's berry and white choc, and choc mud scones. I've just never had a properly made English scone before, fresh from the oven and all fluffy and piping hot. Eager to satisfy my curiosity once and for all, I ordered the "deluxe" tea set, which came with two scones (any flavour of our choosing), clotted cream, Hank's Jam, and "bottomless drinks" (whatever and as many drinks as you want).
[Note: from looking at The Tea Cosy's website just now, it seems that the the "deluxe" tea set is no longer offered and has been replaced by other sets.]
I chose a raisin scone, a date scone, and strawberry jam.
Woah, carb overload! Being mindful that we were heading to Sweet Infinity Bakery next as a part of our own little food tour, I had half of each scone, but went big on the clotted cream and strawberry jam. In fact, each mouthful was more topping than the scone itself...just the way I like it! ;P
For my first drink, I ordered a diet coke. It was quite hot that day, I remember.
We stayed at the tea room for a pretty long time, and a second drink became necessary - an iced coffee!
Urgh, I felt so sick after taking a few sips. Nothing to do with the drink itself; my own fault for being greedy!
My friends both ordered the normal scone sets, which comes with two scones, double cream, normal (not Hank's) jam, and one beverage of choice.
The scones were warm and fluffy, and with plenty of clotted cream and jam piled on top...delish!
The Tea Cosy (formerly Tara Tea Room)
33 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney.
Phone: (02) 9247 4955
Fridays: 10am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am - 5pm.