Tuesday, October 24, 2017

MATBA October Seminar - Dollies Tea Room, Clear Spring, MD

Members of the Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association recently gathered at Dollies Tea Room in Clear Spring, MD for one of their quarterly meetings. As members gather from distant locations, it is customary for the hosting tea room to offer a welcoming reception. There were four instant pots filled with freahly brewed hot tea to start the day. 
Guests could select from Imperial Mango (an Oolong), Peaches & Ginger, Black Dragon, or Orange Mandarin. Amy, the owner, sources her tea from a variety of vendors, and included the name of the tea purveyor on the little signs attached to the tea. East Indies Tea Company (a member of MATBA), Harney and Sons, Teaoli, and Tea Source were all represented.

The morning reception featured a mini crustless zucchini quiche, a tasty little fruit cup with a sweet sauce, yogurt with homemade tea flavored granola (scented with earl grey tea), and small pieces of a tea bread. A very yummy way to start the morning!

 Members from NJ, PA, and MD were in attendance at this meeting. These seminars represent a reunion for members, and an inspiration for many, and a chance to enjoy Afternoon Tea, all the while learning from each other.

Amy has a real sense of style, and the decor in the tea room is pleasing to the eye. Little tea vignettes are tucked here and there, and a pretty gift shop is located in the corner of the tea room.

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Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

What a lovely occasion! I just came over from Ruth's link party - I'm always so happy to meet other tea aficionados!

Louca por porcelana said...

WOW!Love your beautiful porcelain!!!Hugs!

Marilyn Miller said...

I always wish I could attend one of these gatherings. Little tea vignettes are always fun to see. Your food for the morning sounds delicious.

Margie said...

The tea and food look very tasty. I love the tea-themed wreath.

Antiques And Teacups said...

How special for all of you to gather, network and relax among friends with similar passions! I bet you all enjoy it very much! The tea room looks wonderful too. Such fun! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea