Monday, August 12, 2013

ATAA Afternoon Tea

Earlier this summer we hosted a gathering of tea friends, united by the Yahoo Group Afternoon Tea Across America.  This on-line tea discussion group is comprised of friends sharing their love for tea: tea rooms, tea time, specialty teas, and any thing else that encompasses the world of tea.  It's a friendly gathering of tea enthusiasts, chatting about what makes them happy.  Proving that the world is getting to be a smaller place, the Internet has connected tea friends in many ways.  And Sweet Remembrances Tea Room recently offered the opportunity for friends to gather around the tea table.

Nancy Reppert from Pennsylvania, Rose Turner Jory from Virginia and Linda Jennings from Kentucky and family members joined around the tea table for an afternoon of fun and laughter. 

Our tea time started with a Lettuce, Raisin, and Walnut Salad with a Raspberry Dressing. 

The tea tray, laden with as assortment of tea sandwiches, oven fresh scones, and gluten free desserts, produced smiles from those in attendance. AJ and Angelica were happy to be a part of the tea time gathering as they are both critics of good tea and connoisseurs of good scones!

Conveniently, both Rose and Linda were in Hershey for different conventions.  It inspired the special gathering at Sweet Remembrances and the opportunity for Internet friends to connect.  Conversations flowed with ease.

Nancy and Linda were roommates during a London vacation several years ago, so it was extra special to reunite again this summer.  Linda writes the Friendship Tea blog and shared about her experience at Sweet Remembrances in this earlier post.


Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

This was a perfect afternoon tea and visit. Thank you so very much. The guys had a great time, too.

Deb said...

Looked like fun. Nothing like sharing tea-time. Deb

Marilyn said...

Oh I love seeing this once more. The blues on the table just stunning.
How fun to gather together. Tea is such a beautiful avenue to bind friendships over.

Bernideen said...

What great fun you all had!!!

Steph said...

Ah, wonderful! Love the blue stemware.

Ruthie Miller said...

How wonderful for you to get together!!! So great to see the familiar faces together. Must have been a treat for you all. Lunch looks delish too.
Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea