Monday, January 10, 2011

Tea at the Heathman

This past weekend, I was delighted to share the company of my good friend CO Tea Lover!  We started our weekend of tea and exploration with a visit to the opulent Heathman Hotel for afternoon tea.

She and I have had pursued afternoon tea in places near and far (every chance we get)!  This one was extra special as we've not seen each other in awhile, and we both had things to celebrate.
 The menu started with each of us choosing our own pot of tea.  Then we enjoyed smoked salmon profiteroles, chicken salad panini, goat cheese crostini, cucumber sandwiches, and a deviled egg.
Next, we savored a buttermilk scone with mascarpone cream.
And for desserts, we had banana bread, Parisian opera cake, haupia (Hawaiian coconut cake), lemon bars, devil's food chocolate cupcakes and fresh marshmallows.
For me, an hour at tea with a friend melts my worries and bring more JOY into my life!

10 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Oh yes --- I love tea at the Heathman. I'm so glad you were able to go with a dear friend.

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

what a FAB treat !! gorgeous ...

Marilyn said...

This tea looks better than the one I had years ago. Maybe I will have to reconsider. What a very special day.

parTea lady said...

That looks like a wonderful tea you shared with CO Tea Lover. What a great selection of contemporary and traditional tea fare.

massagematters said...

What a beautiful place to have tea! Did you go straight from your fancy tea to thrift shopping? :)

Steph said...

;-) We hit the thrift stores the next day.

Linda J. said...

Ooooh! I would have loved this tea. Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Beth Rang said...

Mmm! That tea looks yummy. I never thought of doing deviled eggs for a tea party. What a fun idea, thank you!

Angela McRae said...

What an impressive tea offering! I have rarely seen such variety -- and so beautifully presented too! I'm sure enjoying it with a dear friend made it even more special.

Angela McRae said...

P.S. Just read the comments and I love that you hit the thrift stores the next day! Kindred spirits indeed!