Hey y’all, it’s been a while. I have been so slammed with house hunting, working like a crazy lady, and still trying to have a life, that the blog took the backburner a bit. But you know I don’t like to not write for too long, so I’m baaaack.
One of the things I’ve really been focusing on is finding some time to just relax. Whether that is sitting outside with a glass of wine and enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having or working on a puzzle for a little bit, I’m really working on making sure that I have time for both work and play. One of the things that I set aside some time for was an afternoon tea. Ever since I was a little kid, my gram, whenever she was babysitting, would sit me down, around 2 or 3, and we would have tea. She always used this pretty tea set, and we had a cup of tea, and usually a snack, either something we had baked together earlier that day or cookies or something from a bakery. No matter what we had, it was delicious, and it was always a fun afternoon. I loved just sitting down, talking with her, hearing her tell stories, and just enjoying the time together.
That’s something I was lucky enough to grow up with, and to this day, I still enjoy sitting down for a good cup of tea, especially in good company. Well, this restaurant, called Tea World Cafe and Tea Room offers an afternoon tea. It has two pots of tea, as well as an assortment of delicious savories. I went with my grandmother once before, and went again more recently. It is one of those things, that once I discovered it, I can’t get enough of. But if you decide to try out an afternoon tea, make sure you do so with an empty stomach!
One of the things I really love about afternoon tea is that it is a bit of a formal affair. You dress up a bit, which is really nice because I love a good excuse to dress up. Then you sit, and you get served these amazing tea brews served in beautiful antique china, and lots of delicious snacks from little sandwiches to amazing scones. And you just sit back, talk and enjoy those you came with, and can spend a couple of hours just having a good time. It’s a relaxing environment, but more than that you can learn a little something too. The hostesses of the tea will gladly share information as to why it’s called high tea, and nuances and common courtesies of the time when high tea was a daily occurrence.
It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, and I highly recommend taking some time for an afternoon tea if you get a chance to.