Monday, November 23, 2009

November Tea in Calabash, NC

No trip for me could be complete without visiting a tea room for afternoon tea. My friends graciously agreed to go to the tea room of my choice, so we drove north from Myrtle Beach to Calabash, NC. Our destination was the Calabash Garden Tea Room where we enjoyed their "Ultimate Tea."
Each of us chose a different pot of tea. I had the Queen Catherine blend, Patty had the Hot Cinnamon Sunset, Ticky chose the Ragamuffin blend and Barb chose a coconut flavored Rooibos. Our "Ultimate Tea" service began with a tomato bisque soup. And, was followed by the Spring Mix Tea Garden Salad with Secret Dressing.



The three tier server arrived with Egg Salad on swirled rye/pumpernickel triangles, Waldorf Salad in phyllo shells, Pimiento Cheese on open faced pumpernickel rounds garnished with an olive slice, Cucumber Dill on white bread rounds, Cinnamon Raisin Bread with maple cream cheese spread, and a Ribbon Sandwich on white bread squares with a cheese filling. The Chocolate Chip Scones were served with Mock Devonshire Cream with a touch of almond flavoring. The desserts were a Fruit Kabob of a red grape, blackberry and a green grape drizzled with white chocolate, a chocolate dipped strawberry garnished with grated coconut, Almond Crumb Cake (a gooey concoction) and a very tasty Pumpkin Pie Square garnished with whipped cream.

Here we are, the "girls in the pearls." We all purchased long strands of pearls on one of our many shopping trips and decided afternoon tea was the place to wear them.

After tea time, we shopped at the quaint shops surrounding the tea room, then more shopping in Myrtle Beach. Our week in Myrtle Beach was definitely a "shop til you drop" experience.

9 comments:

bennie and patsy said...

Love your pearls,nice Tea party.
Patsy

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I think I just may have to crash the party next time! This sounds like my kind of trip! (And may I borrow your friend's name for my novel? I LOVE the name Ticky!)

Paula said...

a weeks vacation sounds devine! Where do I sign up? Hope you had a wonderful time!

Phyllis said...

What a fun trip, Linda!

Marilyn Miller said...

How fun! Only once in my lifetime have I had a week with girl friends. What a treasure you have.

bennie and patsy said...

Come over and see the Tea Time post. Thank you Linda
Hugs Patsy

Jason Witt said...

Those are some long strands of pearl. I didn't know they came in that length. The tea room experience is perfect for old friends to get together.

W. Latane Barton said...

Boy, does all those goodies and tea look yummy. I know you had a great time. I went to Calabash once when my son lived in Southport, N. C. Have you been to Southport. It's a charming little town.

Bernideen Canfield said...

Wow..wish I to could have joined you along with all the others leaving comments here! The food looks fabulous.

 

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