Tisane’s Tea Rooms are very much typical of the Broadway ideal – charming, traditional and quintessentially English. It sits on Lower High Street, metres away from the town Green, which I found to be the greatest attraction of the town. After a largely adequate lunch up the road at the Horse and Hound, we decided to have dessert at a different venue. Tisane’s was on the original itinerary for lunch but we ended up going there for scones.
And what scones! These were superbly soft, airy and light scones. Interestingly, scones were thought to have originated in Scotland and were originally round and flat instead of the modern bulky round modern shape. These fruit scones were a lot smaller than they look in the photograph. I so enjoyed them with the clotted cream and strawberry jam on offer.
Another highlight of this tea room is the excellent variety of hot beverages. They have 40 loose leaf teas on offer. These include Assam, Ceylon, Earl Grey English Breakfast, Lapsang Souchong, Rwanda Burundi and Spiced Chai Yunnan. I have tried Lapsang Souchong tea once after watching The Mentalist and found it to be almost as revolting as some of the acts of Red John, the serial murderer in the series. I had a pot of English Breakfast as I am not terribly adventurous when it comes to trying new teas. Excellent, as expected.
Overall, while I cannot write a comprehensive review of everything the Tea Rooms had to offer, I was left with an excellent first impression and will endeavour to return as soon as I can face the climb to Broadway Tower again. Tisane’s is highly recommended. And it is cheap at the price(as opposed to anything else), to boot.