Friday, December 14, 2018

Christmas Tea - #SaturdaySnapshot

Christmas tea at Secret Garden Tea Room and Gift Shop in Sumner, Washington, is a special occasion. 

The tea room is housed in this Victorian mansion (Queen Anne and Italianate architecture). Although it's open for lunch all year, the Christmas tea is an extra-special time to eat there because of the beautiful decorations and special treats. The restaurant closes down for about a week in early November to decorate for Christmas. To secure a table, reservations must be made early.

Here are a few pictures from a recent lunch. Fancy, fun, and delicious!

We all wore pearls for the occasion, but my
granddaughter was the fanciest. She's seriously pondering
her choices -- pink lemonade or tea?
Delicious soup, topped with a star-shaped crouton.
In addition to our choice of tea, we enjoyed sparkling apple cider.
The fancy Christmas china added to the experience.
Raspberry sorbet between courses.
A feast! In addition to this delicious selection, each of us
received a pot of tea (I chose a spicy Christmas blend), along
with a basket of scones, still hot from the oven.

Here's a close-up of the delicious (and beautiful) desserts.

Christmas Tea

Pot of Tea
Toasting Glass of Sparkling Cider*
Cup of White Velvet Soup
With Parmesan and Herb Crouton
Scones with Cream, Jam and Lemon Curd
Tiered rack with Tea Sandwiches
Savories and Fresh Fruit
Petite Tea Pastries and Sweets
Commemorative Photo

Hot Towel Service

I've posted about the Secret Garden Tea Room before -- HERE. If you have occasion to be in the area of Sumner, Washington, I recommend a visit. But be sure to call for a reservation.
Here's the link to their website: Secret Garden

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  1. I enjoyed your snapshots from now and earlier, Sandy. Tea at the Secret Garden is special. And your granddaughter is growing up fast!

  2. What a delightful occasion for you and your granddaughter. In a nearby village, we have a Victorian house that also serves teas, like high tea, and the decorations are lovely. But I haven't been there in the Christmas season. I should check it out.

    Thanks for sharing and here are MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOTS

  3. I am thrilled that you get to do such things with your daughter and granddaughter!
    Photos are lovely.

  4. Judy: I'm glad you enjoyed my photos. We had a great time.
    Laurel-Rain: You should definitely check out your nearby tea room. I'll bet their Christmas decorations are beautiful.
    Colleen: I'm so lucky that my granddaughter and her parents live nearby and that I get to share their lives.
    Thank you all for stopping by and leaving comments.

  5. How delightful. A friend and I dropped in one day hoping to have lunch there. Silly me, of course reservations are required. It's a most wonderful place. Glad you and Corina were able to go. I MUST make reservations!


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