The Tea Cosy, The Rocks
To celebrate Linus' birthday, we decided to have a nice girly afternoon tea at The Tea Cosy. I first heard of The Tea Cosy from a friend and I was won over by the cute tea cosies, wide selection of tea and gourmet jams and the fact that their scones are baked fresh. The tea room is located at the back of the Irish Design Shop and as we make our way through to the open courtyard we pass the staircase of teapots and their handmade tea cosies. The courtyard is quite small with a number of tables and chairs crammed against the wall. They do have more seating upstairs on the balcony and also a separate tea room for private events.
From the menu we ordered the 'Deluxe Tasting Basket for Two' which consists of an assortment of scones in a two tiered stand and a selection of gourmet jams, double thickened cream and drinks of your choice ($24). Scones that were in oven today were plain, cheese, chocolate scones. They also had sultana and apple and cinnamon but unfortunately they were out of those. We choose to get two each of the plain and chocolate scones served with wild berry, and pear and vanilla jams. For our drinks, I ordered the Green Tea with Strawberry and Linus had the English Breakfast.
The scones were probably one of the best I've had. I liked the plain scones over the chocolate; they had the perfect amount of crumbliness but were still soft and moist. I love their variety of jams and they had the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
I would definitely be back here to try their other selection of specialty scones and jams. I love feel and atmosphere of the The Tea Cosy and it was the perfect place to have a girly afternoon tea. It would be the ideal place to host a kitchen tea, have a baby shower or have a girls day out. Who doesn't love tea cosies!
The Tea Cosy
Address: 33 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney
Phone: (02) 9247 3233
Opening times: Thursdays and Fridays 10am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10-5pm.