Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tea Time Memories — My First English Cream Tea

July 1995
Our first Cream Tea experience was at the Small Talk Tea Room in the beautiful village of Broadway located in the Cotswolds in England.  In the photo above, the Gledhill family, who had learned of my interest in afternoon tea, hosted GJ and me for our very first and most delightful Cream Tea. 

For those who may not be familiar with "cream tea", it is a pot of tea served with a Scone, Clotted Cream and Jam (usually strawberry). 
Thank you Gledhill family for teaching me about the English Cream Tea on tour first trip to the Britain with the Berea Festival Dancers.
The Cream Tea experience has been repeated numerous times on many trips to England after 1995.
What a delightful tea journey it is been! 

8 comments:

Stockpiling Mom said...

This is when your life changed forever...:-)

Love your new blog design by the way!

Finally have a few minutes this morning to do some blog hopping...

Melissa

bennie and patsy said...

Oh! the joy of a good tea.
Patsy

Bernideen said...

Wow - love your new header! And you are in England - it doesn't get any better Linda!

Bernideen said...

Well...even if it was l995!

Chloe's Couture said...

I love your blog! I googled "friendship tea" as I am an America living in Germany and my the other American moms at our children's German Kindergarten want to throw a tea for all the German moms!!! I have enjoyed reading through you blog! I too am a tea lovers and living in Europe is simply the best! I look foward to your updates! Blessings, Andrea

Marilyn said...

I love cream tea. If it just wasn't so fattening I think I would eat it every day. Love your sharing of past tea experiences.

Angela McRae said...

I'm just happy you had the foresight to document all these great tea experiences!

La Tea Dah said...

I love the simplicity of 'cream tea'. My aunt, who has traveled extensively in England, would probably list them as her favorite English tradition. It is a tradition she has made a part of her daily life.

LaTeaDah

 

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