Having tea outdoors is one of my favorite ways to have tea. It brings together two things I love, the outdoors and tea. Each time a tea friend and I have been to the Pomeroy House in Yacolt, Washington we eat the first part of our afternoon tea there then ask to have the sweets packaged up. Taking our sweets we venture off to the river, which is nearby, and set up a table overlooking the river. This spring the river was full and tumbling over the rocks. The sound was like music to enjoy with our tea. We take a small butane stove, which works great to carry along for warming the water. Yummm! The sweets are a perfect treat. What more peaceful surroundings can you find than sitting by a river listening to the sound of the music of nature and sipping tea.
Picture taken by the Lewis River.