On Sunday, I hosted a Royal Wedding Tea. The location was All Things Tea tearoom in Plymouth, Massachusetts. A few weeks ago, I searched for a Royal Wedding Tea event for my afternoon tea group. All Things Tea was offering a lovely tea with live entertainment so I chose them. Our group had actually been to this tearoom before when we had tea with Susan Branch so I knew everything would be perfect.
Some of those in attendance really had fun with their attire. Ann would have fit in quite well at the actual wedding.
And Lori Lee's hat was spectacular.
Now on to the food. In a word, it was superb. We loved all the sandwiches. We enjoyed egg salad, cheddar cheese and chutney, cucumber with cream cheese and watercress, and a sausage roll.
Strawberry preserves and devon cream accompanied the scones.
Here's the group.
That's a delicious English cream scone under all that devon cream and strawberry preserves. Yum!
Of course I had to try each and every kind of sandwich! They're small, right?
Good conversation and excellent food, what a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. The weather cooperated too. It was sunny and fairly warm except for the cool ocean breeze.
There was live entertainment on the keyboard adding a nice ambiance to the event.
I prepared a Royal Wedding trivia quiz for everyone to take. The ladies were vying for some nice prizes. Just a few questions including this one: Where did Kate and William meet?
My sister made her very own fascinator.
The wedding cupcake was beautiful and delicious! Next to it was a chocolate biscuit, a Prince William favorite.
We drank cup after cup of tea.
About the tea, it was from Tregothnan Estate and it is the only tea grown and blended in England.
I love it when we are told about the tea and food that is being served. When I serve tea, I like to explain what is in the tea and the ingredients in the sandwiches.
This was the grand prize for the trivia contest. Kim took first prize, a commemorative tea tin from Twinings. I saw this on Twitter and promptly went to their website to order a few but they were sold out. I found 3 on EBay and they were shipped from England just in time for my tea event.
I wrapped the tin in tuille and added a wire ribbon and vintage rhinestone pin. Kim graciously shared the contents of the tin with the group. The tea was bagged and not loose.
Here are both of the prizes. I also gave everyone a small favor of Harney and Sons Wedding Tea, 5 sachets in a small silver tin.
Pauline won second prize which was a tin of Royal Wedding Tea from Harney and Sons Historic Royal Palaces collection. It's a white tea with pink rosebuds.
Other guests were also dressed in keeping with the occasion.
That is one fabulous hat!
I always take a group shot as we are leaving a tearoom. It's fun to look back and see who attended each tea. My blog is becoming a wonderful pictorial history of my tea group events.
All Things Tea is located at 20 Court Street in the Historic District of Plymouth,
Massachusetts. Click here to go to their website.