Wednesday, August 12, 2009

July Tea — the Tea House, Cornelius, NC

My computer is up and I can finally post photos from our trip to North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. Sorry for the delay.

We enjoyed afternoon tea at the Tea House in Cornelius, North Carolina on Wednesday, July 29.
We were seated in the Alice in Wonderland room.

I scheduled reservations after G.J's meeting in Charlotte, NC which ended at noon.

G.J. and A.J. were very complimentary of the food and presentation of this afternoon tea.
I posted the photos of the three courses out of order. Top: Desserts included lemon bars, apricot petit fours, chocolate dipped strawberries, pecan tassies, purse (decorated) cookies and grapes.

The first course included generous portions of B-L-Tea finger sandwiches, creamy Brie and pear triangles and homemade chicken salad on croissants.

The freshly baked lavender white chocolate scones were served on individual silver pastry servers with mock Devonshire cream and house made lemon curd.

Each of us chose a different "endless" pot of tea. I chose an Oolong I had not had before (can't find my notes) and the "boys" chose English Breakfast and Earl Grey.

The Tea House is located in a row of houses converted to businesses in Cornelius, NC, a historic town located less than an hour north of Charlotte.


bennie and patsy said...

It all looks so delicious.Glad you had a fun trip.

parTea lady said...

That Tea House looks great. The food sounds delicious and they had nice sandwich choices. I would love to try lavender scones and those purse cookies are so cute. I enjoyed seeing your photos.

Angela McRae said...

This looks like quite a bountiful spread, and I love the purse cookies. And serving the scones on the silver server is interesting! Thanks for thinking of your readers with all the great photos!

Bernideen said...

Can't wait till I see where you wentin Virginia!

Marilyn Miller said...

Everything looks simply delicious!

Anonymous said...

Endless pot of tea? Sounds like a pretty good deal. And the description of the food that goes with that tea made me hungry for it even though I'm vegan and can have very little of it. --Jason

Rosemary said...

This looks like a great place to enjoy Afternoon Tea! Thanks for sharing.


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