yumchaa

If you find yourself frazzled after a shopping spree on Oxford Street/Carnaby Street/Regent/Regent Street, or if you've had a big lunch in Soho and need to digest with a cup of herbal tea, Yumchaa is a great place to get your breath back.

It's a small, cosy cafe, with a huge selection of lovely teas and delicious, homemade cakes, displayed temptingly as you choose your drink.

You can have a sniff around their selection of loose leaf teas that sit in these cute little labelled pots. They smell incredible and it makes it seriously difficult to choose your pick!

That afternoon however, I was in need of a good strong coffee, so I opted for a double espresso which was pretty good. Of course, we didn't pass up the cakes! My chocolate velvet cake was spot on, and E loved his banana & nutella loaf.

I couldn't walk away without buying a bag of one of their teas, so I picked the beautifully scented Japanese cherry garden tea.

I have tried it, and I have to say, it's love. Just perfect brewed in my beloved glass teapot. I will definitely be trying more of their teas when I am next in the neighbourhood, possibly the Mango Sunrise that my friend raves about.

You can also buy their teas online! Dangerous.

If you need a moment of respite after rummaging through the post-Christmas sales, you know where to go.