Monday, June 12, 2023
Wendy's Pantry and the Country Mouse Tea House
Our second opportunity to take tea while on vacation was at the Country Mouse Tea House in Mount Morris, NY while heading back to home base. This casual tea house is on the main drag where there are many antique shops to check out, too. Wendy's Pantry is on one side, and the Tea House is on the other side, and they are connected so you can easily pass from one to the other. The combination of country store and casual tea house is perfect for this little community. The country store offers candies, jellies, mustards, assorted beans, and chocolates. We managed to find a few goodies to bring home.
A varied selection of teas were offered (some loose, some teabags), and we each had our own little pot that was covered with colorful knitted cozies. Susanna's college roommate and life long best friend, Betsy (from Rochester, NY), met us there to enjoy her first afternoon tea experience.
The tiered tray held a nice variety of tea time treats. Chocolate chip scones and scones laden with craisins were on the top tier, served with cream, lemon curd and two varieties of jelly. The middle tier featured the sandwiches which included a Caprese sandwich with mozzarella, tomato, and fresh basil on a tasty round bun (a favorite). The petite bun held multiple slices of cucumber, And a warm frittata rounded out the sandwich selection. Dessert featured assorted flavors of macarons, a jam tartlet, and a miniature petit four.