Care For A Cup Of Tea?

Dedicated to Miss Khairiah.

A few nights ago, while Kay and I were heavily into our ‘food talk'(trust me, it’s endless), she mentioned of the little cozy cafe I’ve been yearning to go to. For someone like her who now temporarily resides in the UK and has actually had the leisure of going there during her short break here, I figured, “Ni tak boleh jadi ni!”

This went back sometime late last year when I first set my eyes on the lovely interior of Winter Warmers while I was out with my mom. Captivated by the English set up, with pretty wallpaper adorning the walls, I vowed to one day have tea there alongside delicious buttered scones.

Not wasting any time, by recommendations from Kay the Great, my mom and I were already comfortably perched on the cushioned seats of Winter Warmers for tea by the next day having more than just tea and scones. Tea for two was served in delicate china accompanied by a 3-tier tray of cakes, sandwiches, scones, fruits and biscuits with two seperate pots of black tea to each one’s liking.

Now if you’re starting to think that Black Tea is actually blackened tea, allow me to enlighten you. Black tea is actually produced from tea leaves that are fully oxidized before being dried to a maximum of 18 hours. The whole process of obtaining the optimum refined tea leaves causes the leaves to turn shades darker thus why it is known as Black Tea. Darjeeling, Earl Grey and Ceylon are among the many known ones.

Although a tad bit pricey on the pricings, this place creates a tranquil ambience of a cozy English atmosphere. Also available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Those interested, Winter Warmers can be found in Ikano Power Centre and The Curve, Mutiara Damansara.

In nothing more is the English genius for domesticity more notably declared than in the institution of this festival – almost one may call it – of afternoon tea….The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose.” –George Gissing (The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft)

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