Friday, January 30, 2015

The New Leaf Tea Room

A journey East took us around Philadelphia, across the Delaware River, and into Riverton, NJ where we had reservations for Afternoon Tea at The New Leaf Tea Room. A brisk January day provided the perfect afternoon to enjoy The Queen's Tea.

The Queen's Tea includes the selection of soup du jour or salad. Most in our group opted for the potato leek bisque which was very tasty and served in a tea cup.

After the soup, we were each served our own individual clam shell tray that held the sandwiches, scones with fruit, and the top tier of little desserts that practically screamed 'eat me first'.

One happy family photo before we began sampling the tea time goodies on our trays.

The vegetarian sandwich plate included an egg salad triangle, a cucumber sandwich with cream cheese, and a pimiento cheese spread with sliced pepper and tomato and a slice of spiced tea bread topped with cream cheese and pecans.
The cranberry scone was lightly dusted with confectioner's sugar and served alongside a fresh fruit medley.

And the dessert trio was a chocolate lover's delight that featured a chocolate dipped strawberry, a chocolate brownie with whipped cream topping, and delicious frosted cupcake all drizzled with chocolate and dusted with confectioner's sugar. Oh yum!
After tea, there was an opportunity to do a little shopping in the gift shop. Two holly designed  Christmas tea cups came home to be added to the holiday collection.


Steph said...

Wish I were there right now!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Looks like such a lovely tea room to visit!!


Marilyn said...

Oh I would love this tea on individual clam shells. It looks just delicious! And what's not to like with chocolate.

relevanttealeaf said...

What a nice tea room. I like the idea of each person having their own "clam shell" server, but it requires a large table top which most tea rooms are unable to accommodate. The food looks yummy. Thanks for sharing!

Angela McRae said...

Looks like another fun family tea outing, and you have given me a new term, "clam shell tray." I've always wondered what to call that style of tea tray, and that is perfect! Impressed you found not one but two Christmas teacups as souvenirs!