" Come sit by my side and over a cup of tea, speak to me of the goodness of life."
Lady Evelyn Fitzgerald Dodson

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Teaberry's Tea Room

My favorite tea room is Teaberry's in Flemington, NJ. The food is delicious, the service wonderful, the tea selection extensive, the ambiance lovely and genteel. Teaberry's relocated last year from one floor of a small Victorian house to an entire Victorian all their own, but just down the street, and lost none of their charm. If at all possible, the charm multiplied. There are several rooms for dining, all exquisitely decorated, and a small patio for when the weather is cooperating. The menu hasn't changed, and I was delighted to order my favorite soup, the Hungarian mushroom, on this visit, as well as the quiche. My mother had the turkey sandwich, my sister the vegetarian splendor sandwich and the windsor pear salad. Desserts sampled this time were the lemon tart and the sticky toffee pudding. Usually I try a single estate or blended tea, and this time I selected a different blend to try: Camellia's Blend, a blend of Darjeeling, Ceylon, and Oolong. It was very smooth, very mellow, very delicious. A perfect afternoon.

Although a Victorian style may not appeal to everyone, I recommend a visit to Teaberry's to all tea lovers nearby. We were there on Father's Day (and no one rushed us at all--we enjoyed ourselves for over two and a half hours), and there were several dads there with their daughters. And one father with his wife and two teenage sons--and it was only dad who was drinking tea. Don't let the very feminine appearance put a visit off--the food is delicious, and the atmosphere elegant. Nearby antique shops and beautiful restored Victorian homes make a stroll through Flemington delightful, but Teaberry's alone is worth the trip.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday's Tea Quote

Hope, resolve, and calm contemplation can be found in a warm cup of tea.
There is time to reflect, relax, and nurture friendships when we finally slow down and sip.

"The Art of Afternoon Tea" Victoria. May/June 2010, p. 85 (From Our Table column)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Archer Farms Organic Golden Breakfast

Archer Farms Organic Golden Breakfast loose leaf tea, a mellow, smooth breakfast tea. Perfect with raisin challah french toast and tofu bacon.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Today's Tea Quote

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.  

Japanese Proverb

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