Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ladies Tea Party

High Tea at Bluffers Park!

Gidget invited us to put on flowered dresses and hats and hosted a high tea for some of the ladies at BPYC.

Fine china & gorgeous teacups were used to set a beautiful table.  I've never been to a High Tea before so this was a real treat:  pinwheel sandwiches, scones, meringues, lemon squares and petit fours.  Much of it prepared from scratch by the talented Gidget herself.  Yummy.

We also sampled different kinds of tea:
  • Harmony flowering tea, with a delicate unfolding flower
  • Princess Earl Grey (a combination of white tea with tiny rosebuds and the aroma of bergamot)
  • Creamy Nut Oolong (apple pieces, caramel bits, almond pieces, sunflower and mallow flower)
  • Coco Caramel (a dessert blend of Rooibos, cocoa bean shells & caramel flavours - the colour of toffee!)
  • Sunset Honeybush (a wellness blend with mangoe pieces, strawberry leaves & pieces + orange peel)
The teas were poured into glass pots so we could taste with our eyes:  the flowers and herbs, the colour of the water deepen with the leaves.  After sampling them all, I felt a bit drugged and very relaxed.  As the festivities wore on, more than a few of the men wandered past with forlorn looks on their faces, asking why they hadn't been invited.  Poor things. Next time they will just have to wear flowered  dresses.

Thanks, Gidget!  What a great time! 

No comments: