Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Celebrating at Chariteas

 I had the joy of visiting Chariteas (Sandy, OR) recently, with two special people...

My mom (above)
and
Marilyn (Delights of the Heart)


It was a day to celebrate!  Spring burst forth in glorious flower, and both Marilyn and I have March birthdays.  We shared stories of Spring and family as we sipped delicious cups of tea.  Our repast included fresh salads, cucumber, chicken salad and salmon sandwiches, scones with whipped cream, and a lovely assortment of desserts including green tea chiffon cake.  Special thanks to the staff of Chariteas for adding the candles, and their big smiles.  ;-)


Chariteas is a sweet spot indeed.  One way that I evaluate a tea room is by the temperature of the water for tea.  This one got it right!  I would have expected nothing less, as the owner Charity has an extensive knowledge of tea.  She has traveled to China to learn about teas and meet tea farmers.  She'll even host a Chinese-style tea tasting for you (please call in advance). It's always nice to meet a tea room's proprietor.  I enjoy hearing stories about the business.  I look forward to learning more about Chariteas.


The sun shone upon us on this lovely March day and I absorbed the warmth of friendship and family.

9 comments:

Teafan said...

That's a smart green dress! Happy spring to you spring chickens!

Rosemary said...

Such a special gathering.... happy birthday!

my cup of tea said...

What a wonderful day you had! I love having tea with friends!
Happy Tea-Day!
Donna

Marilyn said...

It was a special celebration for two special birthdays. Thanks for a special day! Just the drive there and home again was beautiful and tea made it all the more special. But the best part was sharing the day with you and your mom.

La Tea Dah said...

Such a lovely afternoon with such special companions. I love your mother's smile and it's so nice to see Marilyn again. I'm glad you had a wonderful afternoon!

I Used To Be A Caterer said...

STEPH! You mom looks just like my aunts on my dad's side! I had to take a double look! WOW! I'm so happy you posted this sweet table with the turquoise centerpiece- I LOVE it!
Happy sunny days to you.

GardenofDaisies said...

Looks like you had a great time! Happy birthday!

Adrienne said...

Happy birthday, Stephanie! I'm so glad to hear about your special time with your mother and Marilyn. My sweetheart and I drove by Chariteas a few days ago and I commented that I must have tea there sometime soon. What a treat to read about your time there.
~Adrienne~

Pearl's Tea said...

Happy belated birthday, Stephanie! So happy to see that you celebrated at Chariteas. I know Charity from STI and have followed her adventures in building, opening and running the tearoom. She is incredibly knowledgable about teas. I'm thrilled that you, your mom and Marilyn enjoyed your birthdays with a wonderful tea experience!