Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tea at Fort Clatsop

Last week friends stopped in Astoria, Oregon.
They were on a cruise.
We drove out there to meet them and
show them a tiny corner of our world.
Since they were tea friends, tea was the appropriate
thing to do.
Carol Sims started Tea Treasures in Austin, Texas quite a long time ago.
Later she and her husband, Bob, added a tea shop, Tea Embassy, in a cute Victorian house
in Austin.  Now there son, Jonathon, and his wife, Amy, run most of the business
and Carol and Bob travel and have fun with grandchildren.
So Carol and Bob joined us for afternoon tea at Fort Clatsop.
I will give more information another day on the fort,
but it was a wonderful place to enjoy the out of doors with tea.
Let's start with dessert.
We had raspberry tartlettes and chocolate cupcakes.
Goat cheese tarts and Pesto Roll-ups.
Roast beef with caramelized onions and Curry Chicken Bites.
The salad was full of Oregon berries with peaches, very refreshing.
We had tea, yes, we did.
It was Baozhong Farmer's Choice Oolong, many small pots were enjoyed.
Flowers from my yard dressed the vintage setting.
It was a delightful day.
The highlight was just getting to visit with friends and share a cup of tea.

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Christina said...

oh yummy! these all look so delicious. And it sounds like a good time was had.

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Favorite line: "Since they were tea friends, tea was the appropriate thing to do." Indeed!

I've learned from you about how to set out the perfect tea - the beautiful display, the balance of sweet and savory, and of course, the tea!

It's a true art, and I am grateful for this glimpse into it!

Mark said...

It is true, you have turned tea drinking into an art form. And those pesto roll-ups, nice.

Tracy said...

Tea with friends... nothing sweeter! And such a great menu...YUM!! Thanks for sharing the day with us, Marilyn. :o) ((HUGS))

parTea lady said...

Your tea at Fort Clatsup looks wonderful. What a delicious menu and tea selection.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

So lovely...yes, a delightful day for sure!! Donna

Annie said...

I would not have expected a tea shop to be located in an old fort. Reason number two for visiting.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful Marilyn! I believe you brought great joy and much delight to your traveling friends! What a very special thing to do! They will have such a sweet remembrance of their visit with you! How perfect.

Adrienne said...

What a wonderful setting for tea with friends!

Jeanie said...

You know, for as much as I love tea, I have never been to one -- and this is just the best!

Trixie and Dustin of said...

Would love to be a fly on the wall as you packed the treats for travel... a marvel of good taste AND organization!!
xo, Dustin

Angela McRae said...

Hey, I have her cookbook! Cool! (Also am lusting over all your pretty green glassware, of course.) What a thoughtful gift for you to prepare teatime for these friends. Everything sounds sooooo delicious!