Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Meadowlark Tea House — Vancouver, WA

I made reservations at the Meadowlark Tea House and Antiques
before departing from home. 
We were warmly greeted and seated at our reserved table
 for three in the window.
We loved this British style tea house. 
It reminded us of many similar tea rooms in England. 
Each of us ordered a different tea.  There were 50 teas to choose from.
AJ ordered the traditional English Yorkshire Gold.
GJ (who does not drink caffeine) ordered a decaf English Breakfast,
and I ordered English Breakfast. 
I was so happy to be in the cooler temperatures of the area,
and to be able to enjoy a nice pot of properly brewed tea. 
We all ordered The Meadowlark Tea, a full afternoon tea. 
This tea experience began with a mango sorbet.
The next course was the soup of the day, Cream of Cauliflower
The three tiered server was brought to the table
Two savories and four tea sandwiches were on the bottom tier.
The middle tier served two freshly baked scones for each of us,
cranberry and plain, served with preserves, clotted cream and lemon curd.  
The top tier served the assorted petite desserts.  
The tea shop is filled with teas, tea pots and tea-time gifts. 
The antique shop was stocked with all sorts of treasures.
In addition, there is a room of used books,
 and a separate dining room for private parties.
The owner, Sharon, is a delightful English lady.
Her staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. 
The chef sent AJ with a to-go baggie with fresh from the oven cookies.   
Oh, how I wish we lived closer to this tea room! 
Sharon's recipe for scones is her aunt's recipe.
It is the perfect English scone! 
 Our family highly recommends this tea shop,
located at 1803 Main Street, Vancouver, WA,
just a short drive from downtown Portland, OR.  

 

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