Saturday, October 29, 2016

Teas and Such, Chambersburg, PA

A recent road trip included a journey to Teas and Such located on Main Street in Chambersburg, PA for their Halloween special event. The tea room decor was decidedly set for Halloween with burnt orange table clothes and black spider runners. Pumpkins, crows, and skulls were tucked around the tea room. 

With several large tables in the room, our group of three, seated at a table set for eight, was grouped with two other parties. After quick introductions, conversation bounced around the table throughout the night.
The tea option for the evening was Harney & Sons Paris Blend. If you preferred a decaffeinated tea, Vanilla Caramel was offered. The owners frequently refilled our teacups. Sugar, lemon slices and honey graced the tables.

The first course presented featured a Cauldron of Chicken Corn Soup.

The second course included Roasted Corn Salad with Witches Warts (dried apple pieces, crunchy salad toppers and a balsamic vinaigrette).

A tiered tray laden with Insect-Nella on Raisin Bread and Bone Marrow Pimiento Cheese on Pumpernickel was placed on one end of the table to be passed around to each guest. The tray had black spiders and glittery bats along with gummy worms and candy corn tucked around the sandwiches.

A tiered tray with Trick or Treat Scones and Frankenstein Tea Bread was offered after the tea sandwiches were eaten. Plates that held the toppers for the scones were placed at each end of the table and they included Strawberry Rhubarb Preserves, Lemon Curd, and Fig Jam. Additional gummy worms and Halloween candy sprinkles were extra touches on this tray.

Dessert was a large slice of Creepy Crawly Dessert that included a non-edible eyeball. Creepy, indeed!

Following the tea, we enjoyed a program presented by  local Gettysburg author Mark Nesbit. He discussed the use of spirit energy (ghosts) and 'spectral evidence' obtained by a Paranormal Crime Scene Investigator. He shared his experiences with Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) where, using a special recording device, although you don't hear the 'other side' answering your questions, when you play back the recording, you are able to hear the answer. He shared a few recordings that he has obtained. 
Sadly, this tea room closed its doors December 2016. 


Tina Sams said...

Wow - very imaginative!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a creative tea time. How fun!

relevanttealeaf said...

Pennsylvania has a large number of tea rooms - if not the largest number. So glad you got to enjoy this Halloween tea with Susanna and Angelica.