To me, ‘High Tea’ conjures up images of dainty tea cups, held with pinkies extended. Delicate sips of the finest Earl Grey (loose leaf of course!) in between the twitter of polite conversation. Fresh scones with jam and cream served on the finest china. There is something very floral and ladylike about the whole experience.
Those who know me will find it amusing to imagine me being delicate or ladylike. I regularly trip over my own feet. I would most likely break the aforementioned fine china by fumbling and dropping it. And I’ll take a good strong espresso over a cup of tea any day. But – rosewater is one of my favourite flavours, and it adds a very gentle, perfumed layer to these shortbread. I felt very dainty nibbling on these – pinky extended – if only for a brief moment!