Monday, January 07, 2008

This quaint little corner tea house was a charming reprieve from the unwelcoming, winter weather. The white painted exterior with window flower boxes and a fluttering British flag sent a welcoming message to all visitors and those passing by. Entering in though the doorway, one steps through the threshold into a world of simple elegance, warmth, and cozy friendliness. The tables were draped with flowing, flowered linen, and mixed patterns of china and flatware. The walls were graced with pictures of genteel people from yesteryear's, tea pots, cups, and swag-held drapes lending to an enjoyable atmosphere. We were greeted by a cordial, tea-knowledgeable waiter that assisted us in our selection of tea from an excellent assortment. We chose to take pleasure in having an "Afternoon Tea." As we sipped our "Betty" tea and chatted , our first course of salad was delivered. The salad was crispy with several types of greens, a bulgur grain side and a tasty dressing that pleasured the palate's many senses.

Following soon was a three-tiered array of delicate sandwiches that were stuffed with a mouthwatering variety of delectable goodness. Soon our flaky biscuit-like scones were served with jam and butter. And to complete our meal, we were served petite' fores with our final cups of tea.

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