A few friends and I have started a winter tea tradition. I think it began as a holiday tea, but since it took until today to have this one, we’re broadening the timeframe to winter versus just the holidays. This gives us some much needed leeway when organizing future teas. The participants in the tea also vary slightly depending on who is available, who is sick and who remembers – just kidding on that third one…so far. This year, we had 6 at the time of making the reservations and we dwindled down to 3, the small number made it easy to catch up though and it was a lot of fun!
This is our second year in a row going to T-buds and we love it there. It has a cozy atmosphere and excellent value for an afternoon tea. We started with our tea and then a yummy quiche.
Our selection of sandwiches, scones and petit fours (I did not realise that is what the little desserts were called, you learn something new everyday! Now it’s a question of retaining this information from one year to the next). I also made sure to request vegetarian for myself when making the reservation.
Sparkling Jasmine tea. Try not to notice the chipped nail polish on my finger/thumb?? I hardly ever have nail polish on and if I put it on, I’m the worst for actually taking it off. Ellen wanted to do my nails for her birthday and I let her, though did warn her that the result would be the chipped nail polish look for several weeks (we may be crossing into months territory).
I’m never sure what my hair will look like in winter after I’ve been outside with a hat on for any period of time. We’ll just leave it at that.
Interesting fact, after having never heard of the name Marcio for a good two and a half decades, I actually now know two Marcios. Here they are!
Looking forward to next year’s winter tea!
Edited to add: I love the winter/holiday sweater of the girl who served us tea, you can just see her (and the sweater) in the background.