Afternoon Tea Anyone?

Thursday 17 January 2013

Last week I was lucky enough to score an invite to a lovely event at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow, organised by the lovely folks at the Scottish Blogger Events Network (SBN). The concept itself was, for obvious reasons, enough to entice me - there was going to be cake, and lots of it!

The Hilton recently opened an Afternoon Tea Lounge, and so far it has been seriously successful - last night showed me why! I met up with some other bloggers before the event, including Kirsty from SBN, and we met the others in the foyer of the hotel where we were welcomed with a lovely glass of bubbly! The lounge itself is beautiful, and after a little while of chatting we got down to the serious business. Tea and cake testing of course ;)

The Hilton offers three options for Afternoon Tea... first, is the ''Classic Afternoon Tea'' with scones, pancakes and lovely little pots of jam and cream!

Then we have the ''Confessions of a Chocoholic'' option, which includes melted chocolate with pieces of fruit and marshmallows, perfect for dipping!

And finally, we have my personal favourite, the quirky Alice in Wonderland themed ''Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea''! With cute cupcakes, sandwiches and a sweet little bottle of 'drink me' potion (bright blue but perfectly drinkable!)...

Next, we had the pleasure of taste testing the teas! The friendly staff at the Hilton brought round the gorgeous little glass jars or tea for us to have a look at and smell of, and we then chose which we wanted to test. All three of us at my table went for the Orange and Cinnamon Tea, which was lovely. We also tried some of their 'Tailored Ti' cocktail inspired by the Tea Lounge (which is, by the way, called 'Ti' - Gaelic for Tea! A nice touch for a Scottish hotel!). The cocktail includes the Blackcurrant and Lavender tea which gave it a really unique flavour! Whether it would be everyone's cup of tea (pardon the pun) I'm not sure, but I'd certainly have one !

Our tea was brought to us in beautiful little glass pots, and we were provided with a little hourglass timer, indicating the perfect time to pour your tea, whatever type you choose!

I had such a great time at this event! Not only did Kirsty and co. do a fantastic job of co-ordinating it, but the Hilton went to such an effort! The cakes, which are all made in house, looked and tasted amazing, the staff were lovely and the atmosphere was really nice and relaxed. I also had a fantastic time meeting some new bloggers, and catching up with those I have met before (I've linked all of their blogs below, let me know if I missed anyone!)! The icing on the cake was the amazing gift we were all given at the end of the night - our own cocktail making set! That's me set to hone my drink mixing skills in preparation for possible bar work in Australia!! It was a really nice gesture, and a perfect way to end the night.

All in all it was an amazing night, and I can't recommend the Ti Lounge enough. The prices are amazing - check out all the information on the Hilton website here - at just £14-£17 per person depending on the option you choose.

Hope you enjoyed that little post, thanks for reading guys :) I also talk a bit about this in my next vlog over on my YouTube channel, which will hopefully be up tomorrow!

Lynsey xxx

The Lovely Bloggers!

Kirsty (from SBN):
Lisa and Sami:
Emma and Mark:

*Disclaimer - I was invited to this event as part of the Scottish Bloggers Network. I do not work for, and am in no way affiliated with the Hilton Hotel Group.


  1. I had so much fun last night, way too many cakes though! I didn't know what to have, so I had them all :D

    Sorry I didn't mingle enough xx

    1. Oh don't worry, I think we were all the same, too caught up in tea and cake to move too far from our seats! They really were amazing weren't they! xx

  2. I am green with envy right now Lynsey!!! Looks amazing - I never knew about the Scottish Blogger Network either so I'm off to sign up :) xx

    1. They haven't been up and running for long, I only signed up at the end of December there! The tea and cakes really did taste as good as looked! Hope you are well! :) xx

  3. It was so yummy, could be doing with it right now haha! Was a great wee evening!

    1. It really was! Hopefully see you again soon (before I go away at least!) xx

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    1. It was such a lovely event wasn't it :) I still haven't managed to chat to you properly at any of the events we have both been at, must try to rectify that at some point! :) x