Thursday, August 7, 2014

High Tea

High Tea, a Mix family tradition carried on mainly by Meredith and Mama Susan. Meredith introduced Joshua to tea years ago. Time to introduce Owlet and Puck to the delights. 
Even though we are a very casual society these days, High Tea requires a little bit of dressy attire. 
We all dressed up and impressed several people who saw us passing by. 

We were met by John, owner of Round Table Tea. John brews six teas daily. At the beginning, John introduced us to all six teas, describing the blending process and some history of names and places. He had a jar of each tea and passed them around for us to inhale the distinct aromas of each tea. 
The teas began with the mildest, a white tea, and moved through to a rich Irish Breakfast tea.
The six pots were on a table and we took our own cups to the pots and poured the tea we wanted to try. We could stay with one tea (Mama Susan) or try all six (Joshua). 

This is fun - and good. In front of Owlet, John has placed
Devonshire Cream and Lemon Curd for our scones.

"Portrait" of Joshua enjoying his tea.

Puck at the tea table

This is very good 

They started us with a salad with a raspberry, poppy seed vinaigrette.

Savories: cucumber with minted cream cheese and
egg salad with just a touch of curry. 
Scones: lemon poppy seed, apricot ginger and 
Sweets: lemon squares and Oreo cheesecake.

It was a lovely afternoon with good food, wonderful teas, fun conversation
about our days, and a shout out to Owlet and Puck whose manners were
perfect! You can dress them up and take them anywhere! Big brother has been
a good role model and manners mentor. Mama Susan continues to beam with pride!

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