Posted October 28th, 2012, 09:58 AM
Last edited by AttilaTheFun; October 28th, 2012 at 10:15 AM
I'm a bit behind in posting this, but we tried the afternoon tea with Sweet P at the Bermuda Perfumery on Wednesday, October 3. They have 2 seatings per day - 2pm and 3:30pm - and only serve on Wednesdays and Saturdays. We chose the 2pm seating as a late lunch option. I made reservations ahead of our cruise by emailing [email protected]
and the responses were all very quick. I confirmed our reservation before we left on the cruise, just to be safe.
After a fantastic (but HOT) morning at Tobacco Bay, we walked back into St. George's and easily found the Bermuda Perfumery near St. Peter's Church. After a bit of confusion about whether to seat ourselves in the garden, where the tables were set up, or go inside the Perfumery house, we were seated in a shady section with a cute setup of mismatched china.
Because of the extreme heat/humidity that day, we were offered a choice of 3 iced teas - a tropical blend (think mango and pineapple flavors), a chamomile citrus, and a mint tea. The tropical was fantastic and my friend tried the chamomile citrus and also really liked it.
After we had cooled down with some iced tea and water, it was time for the treats! We were presented with a 3-tier tower of delights that included 10 savory items (3 types of finger sandwiches - egg salad, chicken salad, and a roast beef with olives/cheese, a mini quiche, and a radish item on bread - all one serving per person) and at least 18 sweet items (scones, mini-biscotti, little cakes, etc. - all one serving per person). These items were all amazing and after about 14 small items, you are surprisingly full! My friend is vegetarian and was able to eat everything except the chicken salad sandwich and picked the roast beef off the other sandwich.
(Apologies for the photo being dark, we were hidden in the shade)
(We didn't take this next pic, but I found it online and think it shows you more detail of the delicious food items)
Of course, you can't have scones without all the accoutrements, so there was a tray with clotted cream, raspberry jam, butter, and honey. My friend like the honey so much that she asked about it and we were told that it's made locally in Bermuda and is quite pricey, but the owners grew up with it and think it's worth the extra cost. I couldn't taste the difference, but my friend loved it so much that we checked every grocery store in the area to see if they sold it.
Here is all that remained after our feast:
The operation is run by Nicki and Paula, with one preparing the food in the kitchen and the other serving. I'm not sure whether it was Nicki or Paula that served us, but she was wonderful - we felt like guests that she had invited over for the afternoon.
Tea costs $24 per person and we thought this was an incredible value for the quality AND quantity of items you receive, plus the charming setting. Afternoon tea with Sweet P ranked as one of our favorite experiences in Bermuda and you shouldn't miss it!
One last picture of the beautiful Bermuda Perfumery garden area:
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