Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association Winter Meeting

Recently, members of the Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association gathered at Sweet Remembrances for a winter meeting. This meeting was coordinated as a 'pot luck' luncheon in the off chance the meeting would have to be cancelled because of snow. Fortunately, the weather cooperated, and tea business professionals from PA, NJ, MD, and WV enjoyed an interesting afternoon. Susanna representing The Rosemary House and Nancy from Sweet Remembrances hosted the welcoming reception that featured oven fresh scones including Traditional English Cream and Lemon Pecan. Assorted toppings and Fresh Fruit completed the morning fare.

Once all the members gathered, Lora Andrews of Cup Tea Bar and Cafe in Westminster, MD presented an interesting program on Tea Latte Preparations. She demonstrated the preparation of tea lattes including a variety of different flavors such as Vanilla Mint, Russian Caravan with a lapsang souchong tea base, and London Fog that featured Earl Grey de la Creme. We were able to sample each tea latte, proclaiming them all very tasty.

The pot-luck luncheon included an amazing assortment of delicious treats. Mike & Deborah Raab from Tea for All shared Matcha Shots and Black Bean Sliders with Matcha basil aioli. Lin Henry of Tickle Your Fancy Tea brought Savory Palmiers with a basil pesto sauce. We sampled a flavorful Tortellini Salad that Barb Will of Sugar Grove Antiques provided. 
Judy & Bill Larkin from The Larkin Tea Company offered Scotch Eggs and Jam Tarts. Lora Andrews from Cup, and her mother Jo Fleck from Gypsy's Tea Room made Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwiches, a Sweet Beet Salad, and Shortbread Cookies. Amy Myers from Dollies Tea Room shared a Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with Feta Cheese and her assistant Terri Firestein brought a Chocolate Brownie Truffle Dessert. Kathleen Hippeli from One Steep at a Thyme celebrated Chinese New Year with Lo Mein Noodles and Pot Stickers. Heart shaped pineapple pecan sandwiches were prepared by Janet Young from Over the Teacup .
What a delicious feast we had! 


Linda Jennings said...

Your scones look perfect! This post is like a travel guide to tea rooms and tea businesses in your area. Lovely!

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful food presentation for this group. Everything looks delicious! I am sure they all loved it!

Marilyn Miller said...

The food all looks and sounds so delicious. Your scone are so tall and beautiful, yummm! How I would have enjoyed the presentation on latte's also.

Unknown said...

Perfect food preparation. Everything looks delicious!