When it was first introduced to England in the 17th century, one pound of tea cost the equivalent of nine month’s wages for a labourer and tea drinking was the preserve of the aristocracy.
These days you don’t need blue blood to savour a fine tea. Simply snap up today’s Big Deal on afternoon tea with a glass of Prosecco at the Millennium Lounge.
With vouchers valid until the end of February 2013, this offer would make a great Christmas gift. Or you could buy a couple and look forward to a catch up with friends in the New Year.
Tea for two
The deal is for two people to sit down to afternoon tea in the sophisticated setting of the Millennium Lounge, part of the Millennium Hotel on Glasgow’s George Square.
Also included in the deal is a glass of Prosecco because there’s nothing quite like a little fizz to loosen tongues and make a catch up session more enjoyable.
Your afternoon tea comprises a selection of hand-cut sandwiches plus freshly baked cakes and scones to share as well as tea or coffee
The range will vary but typical sandwich fillings include smoked salmon and crème fraiche; cheddar cheese and tomato; egg mayonnaise and honey roast ham with tomato and coleslaw.
The freshly baked cakes are just as varied and might include cupcakes, brownies, profiteroles, strawberry tarts and, of course scones.
Shopping trip pick-me-up
We’ve said that this offer would make a great Christmas pressie but the location of the Millennium Lounge, right in the heart of Glasgow city centre, means that this Big Deal would be perfect for a refreshing pick-me-up in the middle of a shopping trip.