An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog is the combined effort created by the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
Upon the recommendation of a tea friend, our first tea room destination was at the quaint little James Bay Tea Room and Restaurant on Menzies Street located in James Bay the oldest neighborhood in Victoria, British Columbia. This spot was ideal for our family, as in addition to Afternoon Tea, you could order off the menu. Since Cedar still professes to not be a fan of afternoon tea, he ordered a big plate of pancakes.
The tea selection was varied with colorful tea cups of different designs. The tea pots were wrapped in knitted tea cozies also in varying colors and styles. Tea room decor featured assorted pictures of the royal family and other historic English notables along with decorative plates and British flags. Cozy and quaint.
Angelica had the best of both worlds! She ordered off the luncheon menu and selected the homemade asparagus quiche served alongside a fresh salad. She was also able to sample various tea time treats from the afternoon tea trays that the rest of us selected.
The tea tray held an assortment of savory tea sandwiches on the bottom tier, in the middle were toasted crumpets and English scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, while the top tier had a fun variety of delicious little desserts.