Review: Kitten and the Bear's Afternoon Tea for One, Toronto, Ontario
One of the great features of the afternoon tea 'ritual' is that you don't need a full tea party to be able to enjoy it. For instance, Toronto-based shop, Kitten and the Bear, offers such a delicacy with a handy take-out option for those located in the city. All you need to do is submit your order online here, and then select the date you would like to pick-up your afternoon tea order.
Note: You may not get a confirmation email from them to let you know when to pick up your order, so it's best to go to the store (located at 1414 Dundas Street West) on the date that you selected for your pick-up.
On the day that we ordered, the afternoon tea for one menu had an assortment of tasty options and came with an individual tea bag of Sloane Tea's Heavenly Cream black tea (which contains delicious hints of vanilla and bergamot):
The menu for the afternoon tea for one package from Kitten and the Bear
Tea sandwiches (and other savouries)
- Two cucumber, spinach and herb cream cheese sandwiches on brioche
- One rhubarb, whipped honey and pink peppercorn goat cheese spread on a cracker
- One smoked salmon, preserved lemon and dill on a cracker
The salmon and cucumber tea sandwiches
The pink swirl on the cracker was a yummy goat cheese
Kitten and the Bear's signature buttermilk scone was also included in the kit and it came with a house-made clotted cream and strawberry preserve. You can also order them on their own at their store.
- Strawberry and rhubarb tea cake
- Clotted cream shortbread cookie
- Cookies and cream toffee crunch
A closer look at the tea cake (top), clotted cream shortbread (in pink, bottom centre) and the cookies and cream toffee crunch (far right).
☕️ ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ / ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ ☕️ [4 out of 5 tea cups]
We give Kitten and the Bear's afternoon tea for one a 4 out of 5 tea cups. Overall, this afternoon tea for one is the right proportion and it won't leave you 'overstuffed' when you finish eating it. We would definitely recommend it for those who may be uninspired to make their own afternoon tea at home (or are too lazy to do so) and are looking for quick and delicious option in Toronto. The bread on the tea sandwiches was a little on the dry side but everything else was really good. The scones were moist, the desserts not too sweet and it all paired well with the Heavenly Cream black tea. It would have been nice to have a few different flavours such as some egg salad or other protein but it seems like the theme for the kit that we got was "strawberry" - which is fine because we like strawberries.
As of the publishing of this blog, the price point for a single kit is only $29.50 CAD.