Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Talking Teacup, Chalfont, PA

An adventure last weekend took us to The Talking Teacup in Chalfont, PA for Afternoon Tea. For reference, Chalfont is about an hour north of Philadelphia. This 250 year old restored farmhouse holds the tea room on the first floor and a fun gift shop crammed full of treasures. The decor outside was festive with spring flowers, a vintage bicycle, and tea pots tucked here and there.
Tea cups, tea pots, assorted books, including a cookbook from the tea room, could be found in the gift shop. Don't you love the use of the vintage kitchen pieces as display units?

We selected the option they call 'High Tea' which includes an individual pot of tea, selected from an extensive list of tea flavors. Angelica opted for the Snowflake tea, and Nancy enjoyed a pot of Formosa Oolong.

The first course featured two warm scones, plain and blueberry with cream and jelly, served on a pretty lacy pedestal plate.

Following the scone course, we enjoyed a thick cup of Tomato Soup. After the soup, another pedestal plate laden with a variety of tea sandwiches arrived.

The sandwiches included an assortment of seven different petite sandwiches that were pimiento cheese on pumpernickel bread, egg salad, cucumber on thin bread, a finger sandwich of artichoke and Parmesan, a creamy cranberry teapot shaped sandwich and chicken salad squares.

Following the sandwich course, individual plates for dessert included a petite sweet bread, sugar cookie teapot, and a miniature cream tartlet.

Several years ago (2007 to be exact), The Rosemary House hosted a traveling herb seminar that stopped here for Afternoon Tea during one of their adventures to visit gardens in the Philadelphia area. It was a treat to be able to return ten years later.

1 comment:

Marilyn Miller said...

Now that would be a tea time I would enjoy. The vintage decor is quite fun. Love the teapots throughout the garden.