Does anybody go on tea dates?
Is it actually 'a thing' - or is it just something I did with my friends for so long that I came to assume that everyone else did , too?
Once upon a time, a couple of friends and I would have regular tea dates at each other's houses. We'd plan on an afternoon when we were all free, buy at least three packets of milk, treats, make thermos flasks full of tea, and occasionally even make the treats ourselves. And then we'd sit down together...and we'd just talk. We'd talk for hours about life and its challenges, and then we'd pray for each other before parting ways.
My sister and I recently created our own version of a 'tea date' by treating ourselves to afternoon tea at Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi a few weeks ago. We figured it would be a great way to pass the afternoon before having dinner with my brother later on; and, also a great opportunity to continue the conversation about the '30 Things We Wish We Knew Before We Turned 30'.
We arrived there at about 5.00 pm and shortly afterwards, ordered tea and cake.
I can't praise the staff at Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel enough. Every time we have dined there, we were really made to feel at home. Not only were the staff polite and friendly, but they also took pictures of us (upon request) while we had our tea.
We each ordered a pot of masala tea and a slice of cake; and as we enjoyed them, we also continued the conversation about the most important things the last three decades have taught us.
You can watch the rest of the conversation in the video below. 😉