Sunday morning saw us at the Oasis at Mount Nelson for Morning Tea (high tea). The pathway to the lounge area where high tea is served was along some of the most beautiful scenery you could enjoy in the middle of the CBD. The lush gardens with neat hedges and the sound of the fountain set the mood for something relaxing and indulgent – and we received nothing less.
It’s a lovely terrace with covered and open seating. We were served by a polite lady who took the time to explain how the Morning Tea is served and gave us the opportunity to experience “tea”: it was made in front of us with the fragrant tea leaves.
There’s such a wide variety of special teas that we were undecided for some time. I opted for the vanilla with strawberry which turned out delicious. Our two-tiered stand was mesmerising. Scrumptious eats at the bottom and a mini heaven for
me the sweet-toothed at the top. We also received a little basket with chocolate cookies, chocolate croissants and scones. I haven’t received this many edibles at a high tea before and even though we arrived hungry, we still didn’t manage to taste every single item we were served.
Oh, and apparently the Morning Tea option is a ‘toned down’ version of the Afternoon Tea.
Mount Nelson is quite a hospitable venue. When we called to make a booking, we were offered the halal option before even asking – I love that this was an automatic response to hearing our names.
Watch out Mount Nelson… We’ll be returning for round #2 soon!