I fell head over tea leaves in virtual love with High Tea with Harriet when I stumbled across an article that introduced me to this range of artisanal tea. You just know when you know that you have found a brand that speaks to you – and this was before I had even tried it! My expectations were sky-high!
As soon as I get an inkling of a plan to head out of town, even if it’s just for the day, my first instinct is to plan my itinerary to visit as many gorgeous spaces for tea, cake and afternoon tea offerings that I can squeeze in – the only thing is, that sounds a lot easier than it actually is to do!
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy tea, and that’s kind of the same thing for the tea lovers in your life. A perfectly steeped cuppa is like a giant hug in a cup.
We’ve brewed up 12 great gift ideas that are bound to make even the most tea obsessed people you know want to par-tea.
Stonestead Devonshire Tea was one of Upper Hutt’s best kept secrets. Giant baked-to-order scones, chunky home made jam and tea in an old barn with the charm and style of times gone by.
The High Tea Honeys were regular visitors to Stonestead, nestled amongst the trees on Plateau Rd in Te Marua. Naturally, I was curious when I heard that it was going to be under new ownership. Will it still have that old-world charm? Is the offering going to shift away from the things that made it such a nostalgic and loved experience?
Is it still going to be a destination loved by the High Tea Honeys?
I love it when we get messages from people planning their visit to Wellington, locals that have yet to experience High Tea or new High Tea Honeys’ members asking us for recommendations for High Tea spots in Wellington, generally to treat someone special or celebrate a special occasion.
I have my personal favourites but I put the question to our Honeys and in no particular order, here are our top three picks for High Tea destinations in Wellington.
Fine china and Harney & Sons Wedding tea featured prominently at the wedding of Samantha and David Howarth in March 2016 at Orlando Country Estate, Marton.