Monday, November 28, 2016

Tea for Two...errr, Make That Eight!

I love high tea. There is a really nice hotel---the Ballantyne in Charlotte. They have a lovely tea. Sandy and her girls go every holiday season. I went with them last year. This year, I wanted everyone to go since Jordan and Morgan have never had a proper tea. I love tea and all the pomp and circumstance that goes with it.

Sadly, there are no tea rooms left---at least not in Nashville or the surrounding area. There are tea shops where you can buy. There's even a place that serves "bubble" tea--whatever that is. But there are no tea rooms where you can relax with a proper cup. Luckily, this one suited me just fine.
 The set up is really nice. The tea tables are strewn with rose petals.
 I love the dainty china. Each napkin was a different color. Of course there had to be some trading around.

I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the tiered tea cakes and sandwiches. There was a little of everything. It was all so good. My favorite (always) are the scones with "clotted" cream. They called it Devonshire cream as "clotted" is an off-putting word to some (Mindy). They also served raspberry jam and lemon curd with the scones. It was all delicious. But not nearly as good as what my British friend, Diane served me---okay---book club, not just me. I'm pretty sure I appreciated it the most!

You can check out that post here in case you missed it. Here are a few of those photos:

Diane's tea is still the BEST I've ever had!! She had everything you could possibly want. I can't wait until she hosts book club again! In the meantime, I'll take high tea wherever I can get it!


  1. Oh what a beautiful tea party. I love the table setting and the food looks so delish. We should all make time for treats like these.
    Sending blessings,

  2. Oh that looks so wonderful. Adding it to my places to visit.

  3. Looks like it was a nice time! I went to a tea during the holidays at the Dallas Arboretum years ago & really enjoyed it.

  4. Such a prettily set table. And the pictures are mouthwatering. I remember your enthusiasm for Diane's tea. Such a nice tradition. I. Ireland this sort of tea was called afternoon tea when I was young. High tea would have been bacon, eggs, potato bread with bread and butter and tea, and apple pie or cake to follow. A kind of half way house between dinner and afternoon tea! I'm always fascinated by how expressions travel and change!


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