When Miss Kate Cranston asked Renie Mackintosh to design the now famous Willow Tea rooms, the marvellous Scottish tea tradition was firmly established. Tea with Mary Kate has taken the inspiration for this tea from that heritage and Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burn’s, to create this Burn’s night tea.
Burns night is all about celebrating Robert Burn’s life and works.
Choose your favourite Robert Burn’s poem and add a few lines for inspiration to your tea menu – finish it off with beautiful tartan ribbon to contrast with the crisp white table linen. My favourite lines are from “to a mouse”:
Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!
I love the line “best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men Gang aft agley” as quite honestly my dears, that so captures life!
Burn’s Night Tea
Vegetarian haggis with miniature nepes & tatties
Smoked Salmon on wholemeal bread
A generous portion of clottie dumpling served in vintage tea cups
A strong Scottish leaf Tea – Taylors of Harrogate