After a new teapot? A quirky gift for a tea-loving friend? Or need to stock up on tea supplies? Something’s Brewing has all this and more. The more includes coffee beans, hot chocolate, Maxwell’s Treats jams and spreads, and every kind of tea accessory you can think of. And did I mention the spoilt-for-choice specialty tea selection? The latest addition to the business is the adjoining tea room. A spacious area where you can sip one of those teas you’re hankering to try accompanied with fresh scones. Plain, pumpkin and gluten-free scones are on offer, as well as a ‘scone of the week’. The scones are just going into the oven when I arrive, so my ‘scone of the week’, which is sultana, and traditional plain are super fresh. Crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside, these scones are made using the Country Women’s Association (CWA) recipe. When it comes to choosing a spread, it’s a difficult choice. Maxwell Treats in Berry supplies the strawberry, blackberry and three berry jam, sweet orange marmalade, passionfruit and lemon butter. I can’t resist the lemon butter, and I get plenty of it. The same goes with the cream. The cream is thickly whipped and blended with vanilla bean and a touch of icing sugar, and is not quite Chantilly cream. To say the portions are ‘generous’ is an understatement! Please note, although gluten-free scones are available, they are not baked daily, and the place is closed on Tuesdays.
Tea: Choose from over 50 varieties of loose-leaf teas (sold in the adjoining tea shop) and served in a vintage teapot. Today it’s chilly out so my cute teapot is dressed in a smashing tea cosy.
Overall: A tea room that does the whole DT shebang beautifully.
Location: Shop 9, 23 Wason St, The Chambers, Milton NSW 2538 Ph: 02 4455 6996
Reviewed in June, 2017