Monday, August 14, 2017

Royal Tea Club - Afternoon Tea - Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm

Susanna and I headed south to the Gettysburg area recently to attend a Royal Tea Club event. It was a combination afternoon tea and craft scheduled at Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm and Market in Biglersville, PA. The event was held in their all-purpose room where colorful yellow tablecloths and beautiful bouquets of fresh field flowers set the scene for a bright and cheerful gathering.

A fresh peach harvested from the surrounding fields graced our plate. Pots of hot water were on the table and a variety of Harney & Sons tea bags were offered .

The pretty pink menus listed the several courses we would enjoy. A bowl of Fresh Spiced Peaches was the first course. Perfect for an August afternoon tea!

The second course featured petite Herb Cream Cheese Appetizer Cups. A savory dollop of herbed cream cheese was topped with small piece of cucumber and radish and garnished with a generous piece of fresh dill all nicely tucked in mini phyllo cups. Very crunchy, very tasty, very fresh, and very pretty.

Tiered trays laden with Ham and Cheese Sandwiches on Multigrain bread and Egg Salad Sandwiches on Pumpernickel held the next tasty course. The sandwiches were generous in portion and quantity.

 A beautiful pedestal plate held the Freshly Baked Scones. They were served with a selection of marmalades and jams that included Peach Jam, Ginger & Orange Marmalade, or Peach Jalapeno Jam. The scones were large, so a sampling of each jam and marmalade was easily accomplished!

Dessert included Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
                                                          or Mini Lemon Cupcakes.
Several Ladies Teas are hosted throughout the year at Hollabaough Bros. Fruit Farm. They have an Autumn scheduled for Saturday, September 16th, 2017 and a Winter tea scheduled for Saturday, December 9th. Both teas are served at 1:00 and are for ages 13 and up.

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