CWA Tea Room


In Australia, the Country Women’s Association (CWA) is renowned for their scones. Anyone who has been to Sydney’s Royal Easter Show may have eaten one of the 10’s of thousands of scones baked by the ladies during the event. It’s not much different at Tulip Time in Bowral, where the local ladies have their heads down and aprons on as they bake up a storm for customers at the tea rooms. The CWA Tea Rooms are only open for Devonshire Teas and other treats during the two-week event when tulips of every hue explode in picture perfect formation in Corbett Gardens. The festival pulls in the crowds, and it’s standing room only in the Tea Rooms when the coaches pull up. If you like flowers, or tulips in particular, the gardens and themed garden arrangements are spectacular, and pretty Corbett Gardens is the ideal location. No doubt the ladies bake to strict guidelines as laid out in the CWA recipe book. The scones are fresh with a creamy texture, and the fresh cream whipped thick. But what happened to the housemade jam? Maybe the jars for sale in the their shop should be swapped for the average stuff they serve customers. Swing by the shop for that elusive housemade jam and a range of hand knitted items.




Tea: A small selection of Madura tea bags served in a small pot.

Price: $$

Overall: The CWA at it’s finest.

Location: Corbett Gardens, Wingecarribee St, Bowral NSW 2576
Reviewed in September, 2016

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