Serendipitously I find a review on Trip Advisor mentioning that Jamaica Blue serves Devonshire Teas. I’m not a ‘shopping mall kinda gal’, but my weekday visit to the upper levels of Chatswood Chase Shopping Mall in Sydney’s northern suburbs is quite relaxing and pleasant. Although it’s lunchtime, I have a choice of tables so I choose one opposite the swanky Oroton and Marcs shops, actually all the shops on this level are higher end. After ordering and paying at the counter, my tea promptly arrives then my warm scones soon after. The scones are okay, fresh enough, but not quite the same as the enthusiastic reviewer’s description on Trip Advisor. The jam is low quality and the cream is way too light. If the cream and jam were improved it would actually be a good option to share for morning or afternoon tea (it’s a big serving). Jamaica Blue franchises are found all over Australia.
Tea: Six varieties of Elmstock loose-leaf teas served in a good-sized pot.
Overall: Not a bad place to rest weary shopped out legs.
Reviewed in August, 2013