Tea: Postcard Teas

Posted by Krista on May 9, 2008

Postcard_teasPostcard Teas
9 Dering St
Tel: 020 7629 3654

Date of Last Visit: Friday, April 25, 2008

The Victim: Me

The Damage: £4.50 for two cups of tea and a slice of cake.

The Background: I am having a day of me. I haven't done much. Went to the gym. Went to John Lewis. Popped into Postcard Teas.

I heard about Postcard Teas from a very knowledgeable guy on Chowhound. He spends most weekend afternoons here, and I can see why. I was more than a little stressed on Friday, but once I walked into Postcard Teas, I got that feeling I get (maybe you know it) when I pass through security into duty free in Heathrow. I call that the "oasis of calm" That's how I felt at Postcard Teas.

I have a slice of chocolate cake, which is made by somebody's daughter. I ask the proprietor to pick me out two very different teas, and I spend a nice hour chatting with strangers and generally unplugging from the world. (Now on the downside, I really don't know what type of tea I had first. My second tea was a Golden Assam, I believe.)

The Verdict: Please go here. At £1.50 a cup, I have to wonder how they're making their money. (Although I saw more then a few customers come in to order tea in large quantities.) I want them to survive. 

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2 Responses to “Tea: Postcard Teas”

  1. Mini-et-Moi
    May 09, 2008

    I just love that feeling when you’ve survived the hassle of security and you get into the terminal at Heathrow. And of course it’s always coupled with the anticipation of buying something great before the travel has even started!

    We’ll definitely be heading to this tea shop. Sounds great.

  2. I have just discovered your wonderful blog – I live and work in London and this is going to be really useful!

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