Afternoon Tea at Bake-a-Boo

Bake-a-Boo is a small pink tea room in West Hampstead’s Mill Lane. The place is very flowery and cozy, which makes it to the perfect setting for an afternoon tea session. The shop is such a feast for the eyes with so much love to detail. The individual decor and the traditionally embellished china create a typical British afternoon tea atmosphere. I had such a lovely time.

Bake-a-Boo has amazingly delicious cupcakes and probably the largest selection of exotic teas I’ve seen so far. The charming store also offers gluten free, lactose free and wheat free cupcakes, which sets the shop aside from other cupcake places in London.

Bake-a-Boo also published a bakery cookbook with plenty of tea time recipes for every occasion. The tea room is just a 15 minutes walk away from West Hampstead tube station and well worth a visit if you like to enjoy a cuppa and cake.

Harry Potter’s Platform 9 3/4 in London

At London’s tube and train station “King’s Cross St. Pancras” you can find Harry Potter’s Platform 9 3/4 for a magic escape to Hogwarts. In the main hall of the station, close to the overground platforms 9 and 10, there’s a track sign and a trolley halfway through the wall. In the original book the Hogwarts Express steam train leaves from Platform 9 3/4 on it’s journey to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The track is a perfect place to visit for a funny picture. Especially for children it’s a lovely stopover on a journey with the tube.

 

Bubble Tea at Bubbleology: Is “Boba Tea” vegetarian?

Have you heard of bubble tea? It’s the perfect party in a cup! Compared to traditional tea this latest tea trend is so special because of the “sunken treasures”, which nestle at the bottom of the plastic cup. The fruity or milky drink is refined with little tapioca pearls (or “bobas”), which look like little bubbles. There are hundreds of different combinations for each individual taste.

But is the jelly drink also suitable for vegetarians? Read more about bubble tea after the click: Continue reading