Saturday, September 19, 2009
Tea at the Beebe Estate
As promised, a few photos from last weekend's Victorian Tea at the Beebe Estate in Melrose, Massachusetts. I was asked to run the event for the Chamber because I had been a co-chairperson for two afternoon tea events in the community in recent years.
The Beebe Estate in Melrose was the location for the tea. Due to torrential rains the day of the tea, I did not take outside photos of the building. Here's the official website of the Beebe Estate, http://www.beebeestate.org . The Beebe Estate is an absolutely gorgeous property and the perfect setting for a tea event.
We had many volunteers and I recruited two friends, my sister, and two co-workers for help. My company's marketing department designed the flyers to promote the event. Each guest was given a menu at the entrance to the Beebe.
We served tea sandwiches, scones with lemon curd, strawberry jam and clotted cream, and for dessert, madeleines, chocolate cookies filled with chocolate ganache, miniature fruit tarts, and lemon squares.
In silver teapots, we served two kinds of teas, Harney's Earl Grey Supreme and Harney's Strawberry Kiwi.
The horrid weather outside did not dampen the spirits of those in attendance and I received many positive comments as our guests were leaving. In fact a few asked if it would be an annual event.
Luckily, the rainstorm cleared out of the area and the next day was picture perfect for the Victorian Fair (see previous post).