A dear friend and I attended the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Tea on June 2 at The Tea Trolley. We enjoyed a delicious five-course tea including soup, savory, tea sandwiches, scones, and desserts. The beautiful Victorian tea room was decorated for the occasion, and the guests were stylist hats. It was truly a delightful afternoon. I have visited more than 20 tea rooms over the past few years, the The Tea Trolley is my favorite. The food is exquisitely prepared, and Rachael's scones are the very best!! Thank you, Rachael, for providing us with this special little haven where we can retreat for a short time from our busy routines.
In response to 'Disappointed Mom,' I truly support Tea By Two's policy regarding children. A tea room is not an appropriate venue for small children. A tea room is a place to escape the realities of daily life for a short time, a place of comfort and refuge, a place to relax and enjoy the moment with special friends. Unfortunately, I have had a few instances where my tea experience was interrupted by unruly children whose parents disregarded their children's behavior. Hopefully, Tea by Two will maintain their current policy.
I enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea at Special Teas on Saturday with a group of ladies from church. The tea sandwiches, scones, and sweets were delicious; all fresh and homemade. Our servers were very pleasant and attentive. The room was tastefully decorated. It was well worth the one-hour drive, and I look forward to visiting Special Teas again in the future.
My sister-in-law and I enjoyed Afternoon Tea at The British Bell on Saturday. I delight in bringing friends and family to this lovely tearoom. This was my fifth visit. Our tea sandwiches, scones, and sweets were delicious. The lemon-blueberry scones were exceptional. Our server was most gracious. I look forward to many more pleasant times with special friends at The British Bell.