It is rumoured that after consuming copious amounts of tea at the tea party of 1621, the queen jumped on top of her chair and declared that a garden should be built for garden tea parties, birthing the first British botanical garden. Treat yourself to the preferred drink of the Queen with today’s Groupon: pay R50 per person for High Tea at Pixel.
Consumed at all social events in the land of Redcoats since the invention of Oxygen, tea and other warm refreshments are no longer just the drink of the elite. Favoured by students, socially awkward hosts and the rest of the population; these drinks are in some cases the fuel of the human race. And when closely followed by delectable pastries, the results could send humanoids into fits of unexplainable happies.
With an experience begging for the same reaction, the Pixel store boasts a charming venue for an intimate High Tea. Perfect as an I-forgot-about-mothers-day gift, a gathering between friends or a post-Women’s Day celebration, the warm tea-time session includes tea or coffee and a three-tiered cake stand of delicious pastries and savouries. Warm refreshments are brewed by a skilled barrister trained in the art of putting your French coffee plunger to shame, and each baby sweet treat is a taste sensation waiting to happen. With baklava, Greek chocolate cake and spinach and feta savouries onto your tongue (amongst a large variety of others) and tea or coffee warming your bones, your tum will surely tingle.
Whether you decide to don a hat and a bowtie or dress up as royals and embark on a Marie Antoinette-esque escapade shouting “Let them eat cake”, your experience is guaranteed to be of the sort fit for a queen. In the renovated Pixel house, the pretty-in-pink tea room bears a passage way to a room with a whole new world of possibilities. After sipping on your cuppa and popping miniature tummy treats into your mouth, browse through the adjoining store for darling dresses, shoes and accessories to match your costume.
Tea Fact: Researchers say that tea is the source of coffee. After someone tasted a cup of tea, they were intent on creating a drink that would form a similar cult, and so created a drink that tasted exactly like coffee. His efforts were bashed when people discovered a bean that would create a brew that tasted exactly the same.