Our summer vacation took us north this year, and conveniently Marnie, of The Garden Tea Room
in Conyngham, PA was offering an afternoon tea 'to go' for pickup on the day we were traveling. Her tea room has been closed during Covid, and still closed at this point, but she occasionally offers a themed tea 'to go'. How fortuitous for us that she offered a Strawberry Themed Tea on our first travel day, and she was willing to accommodate our late arrival time.
The front window display cheerfully announced the themed event. Red and white checked cloth, hints of pink, and strawberry fields forever. Marnie embraced this theme and we were delighted to savor and enjoy her efforts.
With Covid still lurking around, Marnie has decided not to open her tea room at this time. We eagerly picked up our teas and headed to a local park, and found the perfect red gazebo with a picnic table for our summer strawberry tea.
Packed inside a brown paper bag was this cheerful pink striped box (well, 5 of them) which had a checkered paper plate, napkin, and red and white string holding everything together with a strawberry pick. The theme was quite evident from the start. The attention to detail was noticeable too.
Once the box was opened, more red and white with the napkin and the menu, Everything was individually wrapped, including a sample of Strawberry Kiwi herbal, a blend by Harney & Sons.
Oh my goodness! Such a delightful sweet tea. Celebrating the taste of summer with strawberries, the menu included a sweet strawberry fruit "sando" sandwich, a mini cream scone with strawberry jam and cream, a strawberry tart, strawberry lemon blondie and a strawberry streusel muffin. Strawberry candies rounded out the box.
Just look at that sandwich! I have seen pictures of a 'Sando', but didn't know anyone who has made them. Amazing! This style sandwich is based on the Japanese fruit sandwich, also called strawberry sando. It is made with a sweet creamy filling, fresh strawberries and other fruit, perfectly placed, so that when it is cut, you have a beautiful floral presentation. Special thanks to Marnie and The Garden Tea Room for offering this beautiful summer tea. What a perfect start to our vacation!
For updates on when she is planning her next tea 'to go', be sure to 'like' her Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/TheGardenTearoomConynghamPA/
Marnie and The Garden Tea Room are proud members of the Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association.