I am a big fan of the high tea tradition, mostly because I think tea is like a liquid hug and truly makes me inappropriately happy and also because it is usually accompanied with copious amounts of cake!
For Mother’s Day this year I decided to treat my mom to a High Tea ceremony at the Taj Hotel in Cape Town.
Having never been inside the hotel I was also curious to see what it looked like and compare the experience to my other high tea outings. I can report the hotel is stunning and the staff very friendly. The area we had high tea in was smaller than I expected but they did a lot of effort with the cake display and it looked beautiful.
The overall experience was lovely but I did find many of the cakes to taste identical, thus only their appearance differed and there was a serious lack of savoury options. If you were residing at this hotel, I think it is a great option for a Sunday afternoon, but unfortunately for them this is not my best high tea experience yet – up your game a bit and I will gladly be back.