Over the weekend, my mom took me to The High Tea Cottage to experience my first afternoon tea. This is something my mom has been waiting to do with me for years. It is one of her all-time favorite things. I was ecstatic to join her!
Our table was set with delicate dishes, two tea cups, and matching saucers. My mom's china pattern was floral and mine was full of butterflies. My favorite item on the table had to be the tiny teaspoon with a teeny teapot on the tip of the handle. I very much fancied that!
First, we had to select a tea. The cottage owner brought over the tea trolley. We got to smell different types of tea. There was such a variety of choices. After smelling four teas, I selected Belgian Chocolate. My mom chose Windsor Castle (it's a mild, black tea).
Then came the delicacies. I had a cucumber and butter sandwich, chicken and cranberry sandwich (both with the crusts cut off, of course), fresh scone with devonshire cream, lemon curd, and peach-strawberry jam. Last but definitely not least, I had dainty fruit tarts and a cream puff for dessert.
I can't wait to go back again!
Have you ever been to high tea? If so, where is your favorite place to go?
High tea or afternoon tea has a long history. Do you know any facts about this old tradition?
Is there something special that you enjoy doing with your mom?