Last Saturday, I was invited to join some other bloggers for the Lady Betty Afternoon Tea at Bettys. I love Bettys and took part in a photoshoot last summer at their Harlow Carr Tearoom. This event took place at their flagship tearoom in Harrogate.
All About Tea
After a welcome glass of champagne, (champagne is always welcome is it not), one of Bettys tea buyers, Will Dixon, gave a talk about tea. I love tea, but know little about it. I rarely drink anything other than English breakfast or green tea with peppermint, so it was lovely to learn about and to try several different types of black, green and white teas. My favourite was China Rose, a black tea layered with rose petals and believed to keep the mind, body and spirit in harmony. It tasted beautiful. Very delicate with a definite but gentle rose flavour.
Afternoon Tea At Bettys
Eating at Bettys is always a treat, but the Lady Betty Afternoon Tea is extra-special.
This is the menu. vegeterian and vegan alternatives are available too and they looked divine.
The pea, cucumber and tomato appetizer was delicious.
And how beautiful is the presentation?
I ordered a pot of China Rose tea, my favourite from our earlier tasting.
Everything was absolutely delicious from start to finish. And, yes, I finished everything!
Meeting Other Northern Bloggers
Afternoon Tea at Bettys was organised in conjunction with We Blog North, a collective of bloggers, bloggers and social influencers from the North-West of England. Everyone there, therefore, is based in this area.
You might recognise Raj, (in the green dress), because she also took part in the photoshoot at Bettys Harlow Carr last summer. Next to her is Susanna, A Yorkshire Girl and behind her is Lucy, Harrogate Mama. I “knew” these fabulous ladies through Instagram, so it’s wonderful to have finally met them in real life.
For the last year, I have driven past Bettys Window in Harrogate every week when I’ve been taking my son to and from football training. I can’t tell you how excited I get to see the new seasonal displays. Robyn, in the above photo at the table, is the creative force behind everything beautiful at Bettys and he is already well on the way with the design for the Christmas windows. I can’t wait to see.
It was a delightful afternoon and I will definitely take Lady Betty Afternoon Tea at Bettys again. It’d be lovely for a birthday, hen party, graduation celebration, Mother’s/Father’s Day, (men are just as welcome) or just because. And you can book online so you can skip the queues too!
Thank you so much to Bettys and We Blog North for inviting me. It was wonderful.
Lovely review Lizzy and so great to finally get to meet you! What a gorgeous afternoon!
Oh thank you so much Lucy. It was lovely to meet you too and yes, it was a wonderful afternoon. Thank you again for the photograph xxxx
I absolutely adore High Tea! It was the first truly British thing I tried when I arrived in London 30 years ago. Well besides getting on a red double decker bus 😉
I still love it just as much today. Thoroughly enjoyed reading your post Liz & those sandwiches looked delish 😉
Oh Michelle, it was absolutely divine. I ate every bit and enjoyed every morsel!!!! It’s very British isn’t it! xxx