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July 25, 2013

Tea and scones

I love tea and scones, so I'd been wanting to visit The Tea Cosy for a while. Obviously, the stars were aligned when I met up with Alice for lunch on a cold sunny Sunday and she suggested we go to "this Irish tea and scones place in The Rocks". It's tucked away at the back of the Irish Design Shop in one of the terraces that run alongside the Rocks markets (there's an Irish flag out front, you can't miss it).


We sat in the courtyard. There's also an upper level and a balcony for a view, but the place was packed and I only just managed grab this table.


We went for the Devonshire tea. I had the Irish breakfast tea, which I liked (I'm no tea connoisseur though!).


Their tea cosies are a special feature (hence the name, I guess).


We had the plain scones with pear and vanilla jam, and the cheese scones with blood plum jam. Everything was really good.


Somehow, I kept dropping bits of scone into my teacup (very elegant).

I loved this place, I felt like I was in Alice in Wonderland (though if Alice is Alice, I'd have to be the Mad Hatter or that rabbit). I will definitely go back and get more adventurous with my choice of tea and jams. I have my eye on the creme brulee tea and the deluxe tasting basket!

32 comments:

  1. Looking damn fine! What a cute little place!!

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  2. the scones look so yummy! & the cups are so cute ^-^

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  3. Tea Cosy looks like a lovely place!
    I always wanted to have those kind of tea party :)

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape 

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  4. That looks like such a cute place to grab tea! I wish I had something like that near me.

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  5. Wow,such a beautiful post...I really like your pretty blog.^^
    Maybe follow each other on bloglovin?
    Let me know follow you then back.
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  6. This places looks so adorable and homely. Love the teacups, and the flavours of jam you mentioned sound delicious x

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  7. Oh my, this place looks just so beautiful and sweet! I love tea shops! X

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  8. oh gosh, this place does look dreamy. i wish there were tea houses closer to where i live, i have only found one in a closeby town! the scones look wonderful too.

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbitblog.com

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  9. Oh wow, this place looks awesome! While I find high tea fun, there's still something I love about cute, homey places like these. I'll definitely have to drop by before it becomes too hot to drink tea again!

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  10. pear and vanilla jam eh, that sounds really pretty interesting. can't say I've experimented with many jams. tried monkey jam once, which is banana and pineapple but wasn't mega keen. it's still in the fridge.

    I love a good tea room, this looks sweet. Do you have much Irish stuff where you are?

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    1. Banana and pineapple are way too tropical for a jam, haha. I'd think there'd be lots of Irish pubs but I haven't noticed many other Irish places!

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  11. The place looks absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing the experience with the rest of us!

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  12. Looks good! I was just passing by this place half an hour ago while waiting for my ferry ahahah.

    Honestly though you're officially my Sydney guide now.

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  13. I love the tea sets! You could not have picked a more perfect place to spend some time with your friend. Everything looks so delicious and cozy :)

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  14. Wow! This looks like such a lovely place! And who doesn't love scones and tea!? I wish there were more places like this in Sweden. I kind of wish it was autumn now :)

    Yes, the architecture in Barcelona is worth seeing :)

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  15. oh this looks like a wonderful place to spend time with a friend. reminds me of alice tea cup in new york!

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  16. OMG this looks like the cutest place ever!

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  17. Oh my all of this looks so delicious, specially the jam! I love the white/blue teacup as well, its lovely ♥

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  18. Alawys adore your photos!

    xx
    http://feed-an-elephant.blogspot.com/

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  19. This is lovely!

    I miss scones terribly since leaving the UK :( America just doesn't understand just how delightful they are with clotted cream and jam.

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  20. what a cute little place! i do love the irish tea but imo, nothing beats yorkshire tea. I've just realised reading your post that i've never had scones since coming here in ireland, i need to rectify that asap! x

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  21. oh this place looks so cozy♥ lovely blog!:) I'm following you on bloglovin (petra lorencova);) you can follow me back if you'd like♥ kisses!

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  22. wow this place looks so adorable!!! definately would love to try this place out <3

    :) btw babe i followed u! thanks for leaving a comment on our blog <3 keep in touch

    xx Michelle

    www.michetteee.blogspot.com.au

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  23. re: coasters - Don't worry, they can take it. Things like that are meant to get worn, leather ages well doesn't it.

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  24. Wow, this just looks deliciously delightful! What a wonderful way to spend a day too. So, when I come to Sydney (in the far, far future), you'll take me to these wonderful gastronomic getaways, right? Right?! ;)

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  25. I need to try this place! I'm always looking for new places to have tea. (And those owls? Obsessed!)

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  26. You always take such gorgeous photos! Looks so yummy.

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  27. The place looks so cozy and wonderful!! I'm drooling over the light snacks :)

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  28. Great style, and all this food looks so yummy!

    Ive recently started my own lifestyle blog, check it out on...
    phazestyle.blogspot.co.uk

    Thanks x

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  29. Scones and tea sound like the perfect start to the day!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  30. Hi Jane,
    Thanks for the lovely post, your photography is amazing and i'm really glad you enjoyed your visit to the tea room.
    I have shared your blog with our facebook followers.

    Thanks and hopefully see you soon.
    Ash
    Tea Cosy Manager

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    1. I'm glad you liked the post, Ash! Hoping to visit again soon :)

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