It’s almost Christmas! Can you believe it? It feels like just yesterday when I was baking (literally) in the 60+ days of 100 degree temperature here in the Lone Star State.
However, it is finally cool and the weather change calls for something special: afternoon tea. Now I realize afternoon tea doesn’t take place only in the winter time, yet for my friends and I it does. We use this simple excuse of shifting seasons to eat a large supply of scones and sandwiches and drink an outrageous amount of flavored teas. I’m talking 3 tea pots worth. My pupils were floating on my eyeballs by the end of our 2-hour tea party.
The three of us began this tradition a year ago after we came back from a summer study program in Oxford, England. We all fell in the love with the idea of stuffing your face (gracefully, of course) with desserts and sandwiches during the mid-afternoon hours.
Every time we gather for goodies and gifts we pick a new tea room to try out. This year it was Maudee’s Tea Room. It’s a quaint little room nestled among stores on Lover’s Lane. You walk in and are immediately greeted by warm-colored walls, a fireplace, and a neatly decorated shelf full of teapots.
The food was great and the teas were fabulous. The staff was helpful and attentive.
I can’t wait for next year’s gift exchange and a new tea room to try out.
Have you ever been for afternoon tea? Do you have any good suggestions of where to go for next yet?
(Click here for a list of some of my favorite tea rooms in Dallas.)