Sunday, September 11, 2011

High Tea at Babington's

There is a famous 'British' style tea room in Rome,
next to the Spanish steps,
opposite the Keats-Shelley house.
It was founded in the late 1800s by two English ladies
who wished to make a living providing proper tea
to their compatriots on the Grand Tour.
I went and had High Tea there one afternoon,
with a lemon verbena tisane substituted for actual tea.
I got little teeny sandwiches with the crusts off--
the fillings were great, but the bread was a bit dry.
The tea was also not made with boiling water
(which for a British tea room I found inexcusable!!)
but the cakes were absolutely top notch.
All in all, it was fun to do once,
but it was very expensive,
and I'm not going to make a habit out of it!

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