Monday, May 20, 2013

The Tea Trolley

Last week we enjoyed Afternoon Tea at The Tea Trolley in Delta, PA.  This beautiful Victorian home is located near the PA/MD border.  It provided a lovely respite for our traveling herb seminar.

The lovely place settings featured assorted teacups and plates.  Notice the napkin rolled into the teacup and the petite spoon tucked in the handle of the teacup.  Clever.

The hot pots of tea featured for the day included the House Blend (a traditional black variety), Almond Cookies, or a decaffeinated Raspberry tea.




A generous fresh salad dressed with a strawberry dressing was presented as the first course.

The three tiered tray service included chicken salad, egg salad, and carrot & cheddar cheese sandwiches.  There were two of each variety for the guests.  They were all very tasty and fresh.

The top tier held the warm English cream scones.  It was served with a sweet cream, lemon curd, and strawberry preserves. 











And the beautiful assortment of desserts included a tasty meringue, a petite fruit tart, a delicious chocolate truffle in an edible chocolate cup, and a tiny white cake with a sweet pink frosting.  Oh yum!  The perfect ending to a fun afternoon tea.










Rachel Cox, the owner, greeted our group and shared a little history of the building. Additional photos from her photo gallery can be seen here on the tearoom website.  Behind her is a tiny peek into the gift shop where you could purchase the teas that were served along with the lemon curd, and assorted fun tea related items. 
 

9 comments:

Marilyn said...

How beautiful! The food looks too pretty to eat, but eat I would. Love the place settings too, just a happy table.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely! Such a pretty setting and menu. You must have had a wonderful time! Love the Summertime Roses china. I am back from holiday and blogging, but with a new blog URL for my blog and Tuesday Cuppa Tea: www.antiquesandteacups.info.
Ruth

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I am so glad you could enjoy a nice tea you didn't have to prepare and serve! :-)

relevanttealeaf said...

What a lovely tea room. Your photos and descriptions of the tea meal are wonderful! What a nice treat for you!

Bernideen said...

What a fun visit for your group. You seem to have all kinds of things going on!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

What a lovely outing! Looks yummy...wish I could have come!! Donna

Steph said...

Everything looks lovely!

Angela McRae said...

Again I think how nice it must be for you to simply enjoy tea instead of always being the one preparing it! Love the photo of the napkin and spoon presentation in the teacup. Isn't it amazing how many new ways there are of "doing" tea?

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a wonderful tea room! The tierd tray looks so lovely. So glad you could enjoy the tea room!
Nancy