The deck consists of a small in- house tea shop one can buy local produce from which will surely feed the nostalgia when one gets back home. To add to the charm of the place, connected by a narrow, however beautiful passage is the thirty seater restaurant and tea lounge. Furnished beautifully in English elegance, one can sit here enjoying their ‘cup of tea’ (pun intended), while scanning the beautiful panorama of the gardens.
The restaurant extends a well laid variety of teas and a selection of snacks like scones, cookies, tea cakes and quiches to begin with. To add to my excitement, they even had this rare variety called purple tea. Alas! the colour did not live up to what it’s called and the result was yellowish-orange, but well, I’m still admiring the atypical name.
While connoisseurs can opt for their signature Castleton Muscatel or maybe white tea, for others, jasmine or chamomile could be an ideal pick if flowers teas are your thing! Mingle your tea with shortbread cookies and pretend like it’s high tea time in 12th century British isles. Blame my eccentric choices, but my personal favourite snacks at the deck would be the spinach and corn quiche and peanut butter cookies, something I savoured to the extent of getting a few packed for home.