Walk into the Adore tea shop and tea room, and it’s easy to forget where you are. The Mitchell Tearoom has relocated closer to its heart – the loose-leaf tea giants Canberra warehouse. Ignore the tea room’s neighbours; mechanics and other businesses that inhabit light industrial estates, because once through the doors, it’s a world of tea and everything associated with it. Embrace the shelves of 200 plus loose-leaf teas and blends, tea ware, tea candles and tea accessories like infusers and travel mugs. Surrounded by every type of tea and tea combination imaginable, diners can tuck into decadent desserts accompanied by said teas. The tea room is simply furnished but with feminine touches using Christiana fine bone China tea cups. It’s a bit of a wait for my scones, but that gives me some time to savour my tea and surrounds. It’s not the kind of place to pop in quickly for a treat (it’s up there in price), but rather an experience to be savoured and shared with friends. The two scones are served with rose butter and more than enough thickly whipped cream. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, although they probably should have come out of the oven a few minutes earlier. I barely taste a hint of the French Earl Grey in the jam, which I find far too runny and the portion barely sufficient for one scone. Be sure to stock up on Adore Teas before you leave. Open Tuesday to Sunday.
Tea: A whopping list of loose-leaf teas to suit every mood and palate. The tea is served with aplomb and the transparent teapot is kept warm with a tea light heater.
Overall: A chilled tea room and tea shop located in a light industrial area.
Location: Adore Tea, Ph: 02 6134 6781 adoretea.com.au
Reviewed November, 2017