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.

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