About a year and a half ago, I gathered a group of gals to check out an afternoon tea service at Morning Lavender Cafe. It's this adorable little cafe in Old Town Tustin that Instagram dreams are made of. I checked it off on my list of after teas to try out, but have been wanting to return for a while now. Since Covid, they still do drinks to go, and a few days a month, you can pre-order their afternoon tea boxes. These things go fast, let me tell ya! I thought I'd wait until the day before to order them, and they were usually sold out. Finally, I learned my lesson and ordered a box once the date was released. For whatever insane reason, I decided to choose the 9am pick up time, and I don't recommend doing that. I should've picked a later time so it really would've been afternoon tea. This was more like breakfast tea. 😂
They have great safety measures in place, and I'm glad to report that everyone working there was wearing masks and gloves. I also liked that the box was minimal, yet cute. The decorative aspects of it were either greens or paper, so very little plastic waste. 👍 My only suggestion would've been to use some parchment paper to wrap around the box instead of the plastic covering. They don't include any utensils because it's assumed you're going to be having this tea somewhere else and hopefully have prepared for it. Luckily, I had my Final spork and some cloth napkins with me. They include this little menu card explaining what's in the box. Such a cute touch!