Copenhagen: High tea at Tante T

November 7, 2015

Tante T, Copenhagen

Tante T (Auntie T) is a cozy café close to the Central Station, and it’s one of my all-time favorite spots in Copenhagen in Copenhagen. Stepping inside the café is like stepping inside your grandma’s house, because everything, from the paintings on the walls to the antique furniture reminds you of a time long gone.

This is not just another franchise of an international coffee shop. Tante T is like a little piece of how Denmark was 50 years ago. The café is one of my favorite places to take friends visiting from abroad and except for my former Korean boss, whom I took for ymer and drys (a Danish sour dairy product, we eat for breakfast sprinkled with rye bread crumbles), people usually tend to like the place.

When Shinae and I were planning our second meet-up, I therefore suggested that we went to Tante T. I was traveling to Sweden later that day, so we met just before noon. Tante T is very popular, especially among females of all ages, so I had called in advance to make a reservation. We ordered Tantens High Tea which is 160DKK including a pot of tea. The cakes are made in-house, and so is the delicious lemon curd and the clotted cream served with the freshly baked Danish scones. Shinae had brought her selfie stick (hey, we’re Koreans, we’re excused), so we could take some photos showing more than just our faces. Unfortunately, the battery for the remote control had died, so we had to switch to the old-fashioned The-One-With-The-Longest-Arms-Holds-The-Camera mode, and it worked fine.

Tante T has a nice selection of black tea, herbal tea, green tea and roiboos. I usually order the Darjeeling or the Coconut Honey Chai, but this time I chose the Chai Latte and convinced Shinae to have the Coconut Honey Chai instead. It’s a quite unusual concoction, which I haven’t seen anywhere else in Copenhagen. I like it a lot, but Shinae found it a bit too sweet, even though she claimed that it was fine together with the scones. The cakes at Tante T are a bit to the heavy side (grandma style), and even though they were tasty, we couldn’t finish all of them, so the staff wrapped them in a box for Shinae to take home.

 

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