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.


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!