Monday, August 15, 2011

Sugarplums & Tea

 We were surprised to find Sugarplums Tea housed in such a stately building located in a fairly residential area in Lancaster, PA.   An easy one hour drive from our home town, thanks to a handy dandy GPS, we arrived precisely at our destination after twisting and turning about a few country roads.
Another part of the birthday week/month celebrations, the family gathered together for tea. 
Even the Old Boy joined us for the journey, much to everyone's delight.
This tea room was perfect for the wide range of ages in our group, 8 - 89.  Almost on the verge of being more a restaurant than a tea room, everyone had the option to order off the menu.  Cedar was eager to order the sliders (mini hamburgers) while dear old Dad requested the fish & chips.

We ordered the three tiered tea tray which included a choice of fruit and scones OR soup and bread (shown on the top tier).  The middle tier, with an assortment of hearty sandwiches included chicken salad on Hawaiian bread, chicken kabob with teriyaki sauce, ham and cheese encroute, and spinach & cheese melt in petite phyllo cups.














The dessert tray included a trio of sweets that featured a peanut butter chocolate mini parfait, a sponge cake, and a truffle in a petite chocolate cup.
As for the tea, loose leaf in T-Sacs, Susanna sampled the Peach gingerand Nancy requested Ti kuan yin;
or, if you prefer, milkshakes were an option also. 
This tea room pleased everyone in our group.

13 comments:

Linda J. said...

How nice everyone from 8 to 89 could enjoy the varied selections on the menu!

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Its always nice to be treated to a tearoom on your birthday. :)
Val

GardenofDaisies said...

Looks like you found a great place to enjoy tea with the family! The goodies on the tiered tray look really yummy!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Sounds like we are maybe birthday buddies...mine was last Wed & I just posted on my birthday tea. Happy Birthday! Looks like yours was wonderful!
Ruth

Rhonda D. said...

What a lovely place to visit. Everything looks and sounds delicious-especially those desserts!

Corinne said...

OK I want to try each and everyone of those desserts, greedy woman that I am. Lovely tea room and belated Happy Birthday.

Marlena said...

Hooray, it is hard to find somewhere that everyone is happy with. It looks delish! Happy Birthday, too.

Lady Linda said...

Happy Birthday to you too! Wow...what a lovely building and yummy offerings. Fun to share another part of the world.
Lady LInda

Bernideen said...

I think it is wonderful how you are giving honor to all these other tea rooms. And what lovely food here!

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Happy birthday Nancy...another birthday buddy! I haven't been to ATAA for awhile so have been out of touch. Thanks for visiting. Cheers!
Ruth

lemonverbenalady said...

Did I miss a birthday? I'm slipping! Happy Birthday, Nancy! Glad Byron was up for the adventure!

Angela McRae said...

The tea offerings look delicious, and I think it's great that they had something to please every palate! That is the ideal situation -- and one I've never had before, ha!