Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine Tea Time

 A double date for Valentine's Day tea was fun and something
my "live-in gardener" and I haven't done for many years.
 Off to Medley's for afternoon tea.
It's a fairly new tea cafe here in Portland's Multnomah Village.
 Cauliflower Beet Soup was served as part of the tea platter.
I choose a small pot of Darjeeling tea.
 The Platter was designated as their full afternoon tea for two.
Quiche, Sandwiches were Salmon Dill, Egg Salad, and Cucumber
Scone with mock cream and strawberry jam
Crepe filled with jam
Raspberry cupcake, Sugar cookie, brownie, Poppyseed and Blueberry tea bread,
and coconut macaroon with chocolate icing
The platter was for two people and then you order your tea separately
so each item, except the savories was cut in half.
A very different way of serving tea, but it seemed to work.
 You pick your teacup to use from a shelf.
Something to remember:
Don't leave your box of goodies on the table when you leave!
When I returned about 10 minutes later they had been tossed.
The tea shop was gracious to fill another box with 3 items to enjoy later,
though I really wanted that cupcake.   Sniff!
It was a fun, casual place to enjoy good friends and tea time too.

Medley, a Tea Cafe
7881 S.W. Capital Highway
Portland, Oregon
www.medleytea.com

8 comments:

Rosemary said...

Looks like the perfect way to celebrate with your love! Happy Valentine's Day, Marilyn!

La Tea Dah said...

It looks like a nice place. Interesting how trends are going away from the traditional "tea room" to a "tea cafe" presentation instead. Seems to be more and more common.

Laurie said...

That looks amazing! We're going to do a Mother's Day tea at church, and here are some ideas on what to serve. Mouth is watering Marilyn!

Adrienne said...

That sounds like the perfect way to spend time with your valentine! I've been under the weather with a nasty cold so my sweetheart prepared a delicious salmon dinner last evening - most of which I couldn't taste! The effort was so sweet and he enjoyed setting the table in a festive way. How could I turn down a date like that?
~Adrienne~

Jeanie said...

What a gorgeous tea table and such a special celebration. I'm so glad you were able to get your goodie box back, or at least another. What a lovely time!

Tracy said...

Oh, how sweet, and such fun for Valentine's! LOVE the look of that beet soup in the rose-sprigged cup! (I used to have a pair of luncheon sets in that pattern, which, sadly, both got broken during a move.) I like this different, casual way of tea for tea, and it seems like good portions, not too much food, you know, and so a chance to try different tastes without being too full! So NICE they gave you treat replacements!! :))) ((HUGS))

Bernideen said...

That looks delicious! Really plenty of food!

Joy said...

Everything looks delicious!