Neverland Tea Salon has been on my To-Go list for a long time, and when I found out that there was a Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon in the Entertainment Book, I dragged Mark to go with me ASAP (yes, a dude who likes high tea!!) The high tea retails for $30 per person so $30 for two is the best deal!
The interior of Neverland Tea Salon is adorable; with cutesy decorations and vintage chairs, tables, and teacups. They have a nice tea selection; I opted for the Jasmine Blueberry, a green tea infused with jasmine and dried blueberries. Mark opted for Monk’s Blend, a black tea with notes of apple and malt.
Neverland Tea Salon’s high tea comes in a traditional three tier platter and I knew I was going to be full at one look of this! The bottom plate are various sandwiches including:
- Lemon herbed cream cheese, cucumber, and argula on whole wheat bread
- Chicken salad with tarragon, salt-roasted pears , chopped walnuts, and pickled globe grapes
- Curried egg salad with shaved cucumber, pickled apple, and cilantro
- Warm fig chutney, ripe brie, and pear on a mini croissant
- Open-faced Caprese on focaccia with pesto, marinated bocconcini, pine nuts, and Asiago
If you are lactose intolerant, remember to bring your lactase (I forgot!) because there is a LOT of cheesy goodness in these sandwiches. My favourite was the lemon herbed cream cheese and the chicken salad. The open-faced sandwich was a beauty though. I liked how each sandwich had a distinctive look and none of them were dry.
Having scones in a high tea is a must; these traditional scones were served with strawberry jam and my favourite….Devonshire cream! I need to remember to buy a tub or container of cream so I can just put it on EVERYTHING I eat at home that’s a pastry.
Last and never the least- desserts! I’ve been more picky with desserts nowadays because I think as I am getting older, I am starting to enjoy less sweet things *ugh.* The pastries we got were:
- Lemon curd and blackberry marshmallow on a thyme shortbread
- Mango passion fruit cheesecake with a coconut macaroon base
- Creme brulee tartlet with rhubarb and fresh strawberries
- Chai mousse layered with chocolate sponge cake
I was pretty much in dessert heaven when I dug into the mango passionfruit cheesecake; it was so light, creamy, and with a good mango flavour. This is the perfect size to sample cheesecake too, I can never finish those huge ones you see at The Keg or something. The other favourite that Mark voted on was the creme brulee tartlet and I think I also could’ve jammed another five into my mouth. The chocolate cake was a bit too sweet, but as I’m not a fan of chocolate desserts, I am a bit biased.
There is no doubt in my mind I would go back again and I’m going to recommend it to all my girlfriends. I thoroughly enjoyed the high tea food, the service, and the teas! I also forgot to mention, you can keep trying different teas throughout your whole meal; sadly I was too full by the end of it and would LOVE to try December Rose next time I’m back! I believe that the Entertainment Book is still on sale, so you’ll be saving money if you get the book and use the coupon at Neverland Tea Salon. (I actually bought the book AFTER reading a yelp reviewer mention the coupon.) Neverland Tea Salon also has other entrees and desserts to try so cross fingers I can recruit more people with me to go there again!
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