Friday, May 10, 2013
Teatime at The Tea Trolley
Yesterday I took Mom to a new-to-us tea room called The Tea Trolley to celebrate Mother's Day. It's housed in a big, beautiful Victorian house that was built in the late 1800's with floor-to-ceiling windows and stately pillars of stunning architecture acting as room dividers in the dining room with an old Victrola perched on an antique buffet. The Tea Trolley is owned by Miss Rachael who has a delightful British accent.
Our delicious menu included the following:
* Cream of Potato Soup
* Cream Scones with Devonshire Cream, Lemon Curd & Strawberry Preserves
* Tea Sandwiches - Egg Salad with Curry, Chicken Salad with Almonds, & Cheese and Chutney
* Rocky Road Brownies, Lemon Bars, Orange Marmalade Cream Puffs, & Strawberry Cupcakes
* Several Pots of Hot Tea - Mom tried Decaf Victorian Earl Grey and Decaf White Cherry, my two pots were the House Blend (described as "a golden cup with malty flavor and a slightly fruity aftertaste") and Pina Colada (with coconut flakes and pineapple tidbits)
A lovely way to spend an afternoon . . .