Day 10: Tea, anyone?

Sunday, July 5, 2015
Today was another day for independent research and personal exploration. I chose to do some personal exploring.

Twinings Teashop and Museum (via K. Emmons)
Twinings Teashop and Museum (via K. Emmons)

The Twinings Museum and Teashop!

The shop is over 300 years old and it’s still running. Seriously? That’s older than my country.

Shelves of tea (via Twinings)
Shelves of tea (via Twinings)

I went in a spent a few pounds on gifts, but could easily have spent more. Why can’t teas be more important in America?

In the back of the store is an area devoted to Twinings history. It’s conveniently place right next to the tasting bar. I didn’t get a chance to do the bar, but it’s only a 15 minute walk from the dorms.

On my adventure to the largest bookstore around, Waterstones in Piccadilly, I stopped for afternoon tea at St Martins-in-the-Fields.

Café in the Crypt! (via visitlondon)
Café in the Crypt! (via visitlondon)

It’s a café in a crypt! This was my first official afternoon tea with scones and sweets. Delicious! I love little bite-size foods and refreshments.

Earl Grey, scone, lemon cake, chocolate cake, butter, and jam (via K. Emmons)
Earl Grey, scone, lemon cake, chocolate cake, butter, and jam (via K. Emmons)

Lastly, I visited Waterstones on Piccadilly. It’s a 6-story building full of books. Seriously, everything was tempting in there. Just think of a Barnes and Noble in America and Waterstones was like that.

Waterstones book store in Piccadilly (via K. Emmons)
Waterstones book store in Piccadilly (via K. Emmons)

On to Day 11! Or the London Eye!

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