Have you ever experienced something so awesome that when you got back to your regular life, everything else just sort of fell off the wagon for you? Well, that’s where I’ve been the past couple of weeks.
I had such a wonderful time exploring the UK, meeting people, and visiting old friends that when I got back to the US and my job, I became consumed with doing my job and nothing else. But now it’s back to business and being awesome!
Today I’ll tell you about a fun tea shop I discovered in Warwick (a small town relatively near Birmingham to give you a vague geographic location). Attached to the Lord Leycester Hospital, a now-museum historic building in Warwick, I walked into the tea room about 5 minutes before they were scheduled to close. I felt bad and asked if it would be possible to get a cuppa despite the time and they were extremely gracious to allow me to take my time. Still feeling bad, I decided to just order a simple English Breakfast so I wouldn’t have to inconvenience them further.
As I enjoyed my standard, black tea fare, I mostly enjoyed looking around the room. Each table had a cute lacy tablecloth and cups and saucers ready and waiting along with a menu (for breakfast and lunch) if you were to arrive before the shop was closing. My favorite section of the room was the old stove embedded in what appeared to be a former giant fireplace.
While the tea I had was nothing special, I have a feeling that if I had taken more time to select a different tea, I would have been pleased. I had a bit of conversation with the manager, and she clearly knew what she was talking about regarding tea and was a generally pleasant and fun person!
So I absolutely recommend popping in at the tea room in the Lord Leycester Hospital if you ever spend the day in Warwick (they’ve got a castle!). It’s a pleasant environment with nice, knowledgeable staff, and the food menu looked pretty bomb, too!