We were a group of twenty one men and women who visited Hopsewee in early April 2011. We toured the Plantation House which was fascinating with the guidance of an enthusiastic docent!! Then we strolled across the grounds with beautiful gardens to the River Cottage which is the tea room. The room is elegant with a true low country atmosphere with views of ancient oaks, spanish moss and the river. Our group was divided into tables of seven each set with fine linen and English china. We sipped five different types of tea and swooned over each. Every tray of savories or sweets offered more drama. It was truly a delightful afternoon with a very authentic high tea experience. This is a place that shouldn't be missed!!