Saturday, October 10, 2015

The Royal Tea Club, Alfred's Victorian, Middletown, PA

The Royal Tea Club, an organization of women that love to attend tea, recently visited Alfred's Victorian in Middletown, PA for an afternoon tea. They had such a wonderful response to this adventure, that two Saturday events were scheduled this past August. This charming old Victorian home built in 1888 has been a favorite restaurant in southcentral PA since 1970. They now offer themed seasonal teas. The menu, tucked in the water glass enticed us all with what we were about to experience.

Assorted teabag flavors were offered, and a fun assortment of unique tea pots filled with hot water were brought to each table. Our table had this cheerful little Mad Hatter offering teas to us.

Although tea bag tea may not be your preferred method of enjoying tea, it served the purpose of quickly serving well over 40 guests at one time, and allowing each guest to select their own flavor of tea. We had 4 different flavor options at our table. Everyone was happy. Lemonade, Iced Tea, and coffee were also options available.

We filled the mansion with Royal Tea club members!

and happily, guests are also invited to join in the fun. Susanna and Nancy are both members of the club, and we try to make the effort to attend at least one event each year. Our schedules don't always work with the events the club scheduled, but we were happy to be able to attend this event as we haven't enjoyed tea at Alfred's Victorian. Cedar was equally as happy to be able to visit a friend's house instead of joining us for tea.

Soup and Salad were served first on a sweet little hostess tray. Cold seedless Cucumber Soup was refreshing for an August summer day. The salad featured Blueberry & Feta with Mixed Greens and dressed with a Honey Poppy seed dressing. Tasty, and just the right size.

Sandwiches and Savories featured Mediterranean Crab Crostini, Pinwheels, and Chicken Salad Finger Sandwich along with Skewered Tomato and Mozzarella and a Parsley covered cheese ball.

The vegetarian sandwich option had a tasty sandwich with Eggplant Parmesan and tomato sauce and an Heirloom tomato sandwich along with the skewered cheese and parsley covered cheese ball. 

Dessert included Creme Caramel, Key Lime Pie, and a Strawberry & Cream topped pound cake.


Steph said...

What a great building!!

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

So good to see the vegetarian option available.

Marilyn Miller said...

What a beautiful house. How fun to gather with so many tea lovers and have this delicious tea.

Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful site for teatime, and the offerings sound quite delicious!