Monday, January 27, 2014

One Steep at a Thyme, Jamesburg, NJ

We recently had the opportunity to enjoy Afternoon Tea at One Steep at a Thyme in Jamesburg, NJ. Owner Kathleen Hippeli describes her tea room as Elegantly Victorian and Graciously Country (tm), and indeed it is. Her beautiful Victorian home offers an invitingly gracious location to enjoy tea. Family and friends gathered around the tea table for a relaxing and memorable experience.

The 7-course menu is complemented by a delicious variety of teas. We each selected our preferred tea, some iced, some hot, some herbal, some plain black.

The first course featured a choice of their award winning French Onion Soup or a vegetarian Carrot Bisque served with the House Salad which consisted of mixed greens with cranberries, apples, cheddar cheese, pine nuts and vinaigrette. It was a very tasty beginning.

The scone course also included a selection of Plain or Cranberry White Chocolate served with cream, jelly, and lemon curd.










Kathleen (right) with her Aunt presented the Roasted Vegetable Tart. Delicious!
And the tiered tray featured the sandwiches and desserts. The Tea Sandwiches included Traditional Cucumber Sandwich on white bread, a Cranberry Chicken salad on croissant, Campari Tomato with fresh mozzarella salad with balsamic dressing, fresh baked Spanakopita and a Condiment Plate of sweet pickles, pineapple salsa, and chips and cheese. While the top tier included the dessert selection featuring Blueberry Coffee Cake, Chocolate Mint Brownies and Amaretto Cheesecake. It was all very tasty and quite filling. To round out the tea, a seasonal finish of lemon and raspberry sorbet completed the tea. It was definitely a filling array of sweets and savories with a wide variety of flavors.
This "By Reservation Only" tea room offered the perfect evening for our special gathering. 
A special thank you to Kathleen.

3 comments:

Marilyn said...

The table is so strikingly beautiful with the red. The food just sounds delicious. What a wonderful way to celebrate and special event or just the day.

relevanttealeaf said...

Love the name, "One Steep at a Thyme." The tablescape is elegant, and all that delicious tea food! I can definitely see why it was a memorable experience. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Angela McRae said...

The menu sounds terrific, but what really caught my eye was that tea and toast set so cleverly put into service for the soup and salad! Love it!