There’s just something about a Devonshire or High Tea that makes one’s afternoon just lovely. The quiet conversations are somehow more relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable over a nice hot cup of aromatic tea and delicious itty-bitty morsels.
We happened to find out about Tealicious House at the information centre in Busselton and made a booking for the next day.
Tealicious House offers about 47 different flavours of tea, where a small glass container sits besides each tea package for customers to smell. It took us a while to choose our own tea and after they had been chosen, we were served a complimentary sample of the tea of the day.
Summer, the owner, told us that our second pot of tea (each) were also complimentary. Our eyes just bugged at the thought and greedily plotted which tea to try next – even before our first pots of tea arrived!.
While the clotted cream and strawberry conserve were delish on the luke-warm scones, the rest of our fare was just above average. Not quite memorable, but I thought quantity was quite generous (though the rest of the girls thought it was normal serving per person). It never looks like a lot when the cake stands comes out, but we were pretty close to bursting at the sides by the time Summer came around with our second pots of brewed tea.
Summer recently opened the tea-house in February last year and she’s been really surprised by the response they’ve been getting. We weren’t too surprised: spoilt for choice with the available variety of teas, the (seemingly) gargantuan serving of food, the sunny and relaxing atmosphere, and the top-notch service (they’re my new benchmark for “service with a smile”)… why wouldn’t anyone want to come back? (Besides the fact that it’s in Western Australia and about 4 or so hours from Perth)
The High Tea cost us $30 per person – something we felt was definitely at a bargain price, as we bid Summer good-bye and rolled out of her tea-house.
Shop 2/237 Naturaliste Terrace
Dunsborough, WA 6281
Ph: (08) 9755 3308