Tea Time in Munich

Munich, being a world-class city, has plenty of various restaurant offerings, not just the traditional Bavarian fare. A few weekends ago, Rosebud and I went to Munich with our friends Veronika and her daughter Lilly. We had hoped to go to the zoo, but the weather didn’t cooperate.

We thought about going to the Deutsches Museum, the German Museum, which is the Museum of Technology and Industry. It’s the largest museum of its kind, similar to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. In fact, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry was inspired by the Deutsches Museum. Unfortunately for us, we arrived a few minutes too late to gain admission to the Deutsches Museum – that will be for another day.

Instead, Veronika suggested we have Cream Tea at the Victorian House on the Viktualienmarkt. It turned out to be an excellent idea, as the tea house was fairly empty owing to an upcoming World Cup match between Germany and Australia. I tend to mostly drink tea, myself, so I was excited to have a proper Cream Tea. We ordered an Orange Pekoe tea and had some of the yummiest scones, served with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Rosebud hadn’t tasted strawberry jam before. It was love at first bite.

Rosebud discovers her love for strawberry jam, on a scone with clotted cream

She liked the scone with the clotted cream, and enjoyed drinking tea with me. But the strawberry jam was definitely the highlight of Cream Tea for Rosebud. She kept asking me to put more on her half of the scone. It was very cute!

Cream Tea at the Victorian House, Munich, near the Viktualienmarkt

Veronika in the Victorian House, enjoying Cream Tea

The scones were the best I’ve ever tasted – but then again, I don’t think that the scones you find in the United States are quite like what are made in the UK. The scones were barely sweetened, buttery and absolutely delicious; the clotted cream was heavenly. The Victorian House has a sconery and tea to go location. I think the next time I’m in Munich, I need to find it so I can bring home a few scones. We now have some locally-made strawberry jam, so Rosebud will be able to have as much jam on her scone as she likes!


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