Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Simpson House Tea Room

While on a Rosemary House traveling herb seminar, our group recently enjoyed an evening tea at the Simpson House Tea Room in Chester Springs, PA.
 This pretty tea room is located in an 1890's Victorian farm house, complete with resident ghost. Our herb and tea enthusiasts appreciated the welcoming hospitality of the owner, her mother, and staff, as we sat down to enjoy a delicious evening meal.

A selection of hot teas,  or iced tea (sweetened or not) was offered to each guest.  The hot tea, still steeping, was brought to the table with a timer and small plate to decant your tea when the time was up.

The first course featured a choice of two soups, either broccoli and cheddar or creamy potato soup accompanied with crackers.The entree was a crustless Scottish quiche, fresh mixed greens with a raspberry dressing, and two slices of a sweet nut bread.

Following our meal, there was an opportunity to procure treasures in the gift shop.  Tea cups, tea pots, loose leaf tea, and assorted pretties were purchased by the shoppers in our group.


Linda J. said...

What a fun event! I like the tea room sign.

Marilyn said...

This one looks like a nice one to visit. There are times when soup and salad are just as special as the little sandwiches in a tearoom. Did you meet the resident ghost? How fun would that be!

Steph said...

Ah, big sigh! Lovely. :-)

relevanttealeaf said...

The tea room looks lovely from every perspective - the Victorian farm house, the menu and food, and the service. It's so nice for you to be able to take a break occasionally and visit other tea rooms so YOU can be waited on.