Tea in Ireland is a treat. Unlike in America, where you're handed a cup of hot water and a tea bag to unwrap, tea in Ireland feels special - it's an experience. After a chilly day of Blarney Stone-kissing, tea is a warming opportunity to reinvigorate before continuing your journey.
Tea is served in a pot. It's offered with cream or milk, sugar, and perhaps lemon and honey. Scones aren't a must, but definitely worthwhile. Sampling scones is a fun game for the family to compare and contrast offerings from place-to-place. Served warm with butter or clotted cream, with raisins, without raisins, with jam or without jam - it's all great fun and tasty testing!