Tuesday Tea Review   4 comments

Sunday afternoon I dropped hubby off at the airport and decided to check out downtown Seal Beach.  I saw this really cute shop called the Back Porch and then noticed a tea room, the Fairy Tea Cottage, right next door that was actually open on Sundays.  I decided to check it out.

The tea room was plain and simple with lace tablecloths draped over a solid tablecloth.  These were covered with a glass top.  You also had a choice of hats to wear for your tea experience! 

The service was nice.  The tea (Fairy Tea Special Blend) was delicious.  I chose the Queen of the Fairy Tea which included: Traditional pot of tea; Homemade scone with Devonshire cream and jam; Soup of the day or garden salad; Assorted Fairy Tea Cottage sandwiches; and choice of dessert.

The way they served each of these items was different from my other tea room experiences. Each, course I guess we’ll call it, came out one at a time.   I want you to notice that in the above description of the Queen of the Fairy Tea, there is only one item that is plural – sandwiches.  No three tiered plates with little miniature goodies on each plate. I received one scone – nice sized – but only one.

The soup was from the Soup Kitchen and they donate an equal portion to someone in need through their food banks.  I thought that was a great touch!  I just wish I had the sandwiches at the same time so I could enjoy the soup and sandwiches together. 

The sandwiches were very tasty and they had a great variety of interesting combinations.  I was hoping for the same variety in the scones and the desserts. 

When I finished trying  the different sandwiches, the dessert tray was brought around and I had the choice of one LARGE dessert.  I wanted to try all of them and I think it would have been nice to have that opportunity.  I wish the desserts were offered just like the sandwiches – a variety and bite sized!

So, all in all, it was a nice experience – just some things I would definitely do differently if I owned the place.

Posted September 16, 2008 by Lana G! in Photo, Photography, Tea Party, Travel

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4 responses to “Tuesday Tea Review

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  1. Beautiful photos. That is a lot of little sandwiches. Is this one of the new picasa collage choices? I like that center square option…

  2. The flowers in the tea cup are sweet.

    I also like the idea of having miniature desserts. You get to try them all without stuffing yourself. And I often find after sandwiches and soup that a large dessert is just too much.

    Maybe you should open a shop?

  3. Wow Lana……..I love what you are doing with the collages now. The post was interesting too but my eye was especially drawn to the collage stye.

    Kathy b

  4. I found your post while searching for lace tablecloths. Wow- I love the collage you did. It really brings the delightful atmosphere to the front. After the other comments, I went back up to the photos and really studied them. What a find!

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