Monday, February 21, 2011

Tea on the Tiber

After a short journey south to Ellicott City, Maryland, we arrived at Tea on the Tiber for a delightful afternoon tea.This Victorian tea room is located in historic Ellicott City, a quaint community of unique shops. Allow plenty of time for tea and shopping. What a perfect combination!
Our group was seated in the private library, where we enjoyed a variety of teas. Angelica selected a chocolate mint, Cedar tried the 'Latte da' hot spiced chai, while Darjeeling was also popular at our table. A tasty Butternut squash and apple soup was beautifully garnished with sour cream and chives.The fabulous three tiered tray featured a colorful array of tea time treats. Raisin scones with English cream and jelly and fresh fruit completed the bottom tier. The middle tier held tea sandwiches: a cucumber sandwich, their signature tomato sandwich, an open faced salmon sandwich, and a heart shaped sandwich. Desserts included pecan tartlets, shortbread, and a frosted layered chocolate cake.
These beautiful tea party delights were savored and enjoyed by all. Cedar's favorite? A slice of plain white bread. And the sugar cubes.

3 comments:

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Wow, so pretty! Did they know they were serving the "herbal" ladies?! (smiles). Loved the soup presentation with the herbs, the china/dishes are so lovely. Your niece and nephew make me smile...such sweet faces. Angelica looks like a pro at serving tea! How fun...what great memories! As always, thanks for sharing!! Donna

Marilyn said...

Oh such a boy, that Cedar. The tea looks wonderful and everytime you share tea food I get so hungry for some of those yummies!

Angela McRae said...

That looks like a yummy tea tray! (WHY do I always make the mistake of catching up with tea blog friends when I'm already feeling hungry?) I had never heard of this tea room so it's nice to be introduced to a new one!