Friday, July 07, 2006

Whoever Said Afternoon Tea Was a Small Meal Never Ate Like This

Phin and I went to afternoon tea at Lisa's Tea Treasures in Campbell because I wanted to thank her for helping me with my 5k training. I truly had zero confidence in being able to jog/walk the race, but with her support, encouragement and patience, I know I'll be able to do the race without passing out and putting myself in the hospital.

Tea is such a fun treat. It's decadent. The food seems so miniature that it seems like you're not really eating a lot. Not the case at Lisa's. Already on the table before you're seated is a little bowl of lemon curd and a cookie jar full of ginger snaps. Then comes a big pot of tea for each person and a plate full of tea sandwiches and scones. Finally you get a selection from the dessert tray.

It's definitely something reserved for special occasions, the food is so rich and comforting. But it's such a nice way to spend the afternoon with a girlfriend.

Phin's sandwiches from the Venetian's Romance and my decadent dessert from Louis XIV's Favorite. Posted by Picasa


Jodi said...

Going for tea is a lovely way to spend an afternoon, I agree. And yes, the food is truly decadent!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Mmmmmmmmmmm. So decadent, so fun and so rewarding.

PS: So glad to hear the training went well! Congratulations to you and Phin.

emily said...

Oooh, this looks like f.u.n. Yummy fun at that. I've been meaning to get out for a spot of tea with some friends...maybe this will be my inspiration to actually go do it.

Kim said...

I love afternoon tea. It's a lovely way to spend time with a friend or family member. Such a treat!

Anonymous said...

Yum! I have those exact dishes. They are lovely Royal Albert.