Cream Tea @ Cafe Salutorget, Helsinki



先週末に行ったけど、日曜日でクリームティーをやってなかった Salutorget。気を取り直して昨日、土曜日に再トライ。スコーンは大盛り、なんと3つ。そこにお決まりのクロテッドクリームといちごのジャム、そしてもう1つパンプキンマーマレード(これはイギリスでは食べたことないけど!)お店の雰囲気、紅茶のカップやお皿やポット、それぞれあまりフィンランドで普段見かけない英国調。紅茶なら最近はアッサムなわたしのチョイスはやはりアッサム。お店に置いててあったFortnum & Masonの紅茶の歴史や伝統的ないただき方が書かれた本を読んで感心しながらゆっくりと楽しんだクリームティー。スコーンの量が多すぎていささか食べ過ぎではあったけれど、素敵な土曜日を過ごせた感じ。先週も書いたようにお店のサービスはvery good。クリームティーとアフタヌーンティーができるのは入り口近くのカフェではなく奥のほうのバーがあるラウンジなので分からなかったらカフェで聞いてみるのがよいかも。


I went to the Salutorget two weekends in a row, last week, on Sunday, and this week, on Saturday. The difference is that they serve afternoon tea and cream tea on Saturday in the lounge but not on Sunday. So, yesterday which was Saturday, I could have cream tea in a lovely lounge at Salutorget. Three pieces scones were served with clotted cream, strawberry jam and pumpkin marmalade (I think pumpkin marmalade is specialty of this cafe though I didn't fancy it very much.) I liked their strawberry jam a lot and, of course, I love clotted cream which I can't find anywhere else than this cafe in Helsinki (or I might have had it before at hotel Kämp). In the lounge, there was a book about history and the way of drinking tea written by the famous Fortnum & Mason. It was fun to read the book and have cream tea. I liked the relaxing afternoon with cream tea and the Fortnum & Mason book in the gorgeous lounge. As I wrote last weekend, their service was very good!