cakes and tea

Since this week is Afternoon Tea Week, and i’m a huge fan of tea, cake and social media, I am delighted to be able to team up with BuyAGift to promote the ‘Great Britain Needs a Tea Emoji’ petition. Can you believe there isn’t a tea emoji?! Get signing the petition!

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cup of tea with cakes

Going for afternoon tea is one of my favourite activities, so while we’re on the subject, I thought I’d share a few places around Glasgow that are on my list to visit next. You can purchase vouchers via BuyAGift for some of these experiences – a great way to give a surprise gift of an afternoon tea without having to make a date/time booking. All vouchers can be used for 10 months after purchase.

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Patisserie Valerie

I love the cakes in Patisserie Valerie and often get a slice of their Strawberry Gateaux to take away when I pass one of their stores. I haven’t experienced one of their afternoon teas yet, so this is currently top of my list. You can get a voucher for a Patisserie Valerie afternoon tea for two for £35 on BuyAGift. You’ll get tea, cakes, sandwiches and scones with jam and cream. Also, amazingly, you get a £10 voucher to spend on more cakes to take home with you!

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Hallmark Hotel Glasgow

I see the logo for this hotel everytime I drive over the Kingston Bridge, but I’ve never been. BuyAGift offer a voucher for a luxury afternoon tea for two for £60, and this hotel is one of the available locations. You get tea, coffee and a glass of champagne, along with a three-tier stand of sandwiches, scones and pretty cakes.

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butterfly and pig afternoon tea menu

The Butterfly & The Pig

This is a quirky cafe/bistro on Bath Street that are known for their excellent cakes. I’ve not managed to get there for afternoon tea yet, but it’s definitely on my list. For £17.50 you get canapes, sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea and a glass of prosecco. There’s also a £13.95 afternoon tea that doesn’t come with prosecco.

afternoon tea for two

Cup Tea Lounge

I also really want to have afternoon tea at Cup Tea Lounge in Glasgow city centre. This is essentially a cupcake cafe and they have a huge range of beautiful creations. Their afternoon teas include tea, luxury sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, a cupcake of the day and a selection of other cakes. You can also upgrade your £20 afternoon tea with alcoholic drinks.

If you love afternoon tea, or just tea in general, and you have ever gone to look for a tea emoji on your phone, why not sign the petition to create one. We need a tea emoji!

This is a sponsored post with BuyAGift, but all opinions are my own.

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