Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tea's Me


The day before 4th of July, a friend and I had the opportunity to visit a new tea room called Tea's MeWe visited with owner Julie (below) and her excitement and enthusiasm were contagious.  We discussed both the challenges and joys of being a small business owner, and her hopes for the future of this business (which include an occasional day off!). 
The first thing we noticed about the facility was how well it captured the natural light, an important quality for Oregon.  Inside was cheerfully and yet elegantly decorated.  I appreciated the modern colors and upholstery.  

One of the best features of this tea room was the diverse menu, allowing us to choose from a lengthy list of tea and meal options.  Julie has an afternoon tea appropriate for everyone - from the hungry gal to the nibbler!  In her menu creation, she even considered seniors on a fixed income.  My friend and I each chose the Duchess and it was plentiful.
We began with mango-peach sorbet and cups of hearty black tea.
Our finger sandwiches included chicken salad, ricotta and feta cheese stars and turkey with Havarti cheese on croissant.
The cream and blueberry scones were served with real clotted cream, lemon curd and tayberry jam.  Desserts included fruit skewers, strawberry layer cake and cherry tarts.  Definitely making the best of Oregon fruits.

I wish Julie much luck in her endeavors and I'm sure I'll be visiting often!

8 comments:

Antiques And Teacups said...

Ooohhhh...looks marvelous! Isn't visiting a new tea room with a friend just the best fun? Looks like you had a wonderful time!
Ruth

Marilyn said...

I would love visiting here with you sometime. It looks just delightful. Love that she takes advantage of Oregon fruit and the light.

Teafan said...

It all looks like a little bit of heaven.

Rosemary said...

Looks like a fun place! Clever name!

OR Friend said...

Yay, another Oregon tea room - great news!

relevanttealeaf said...

Very cute name! The tea room looks charming and the food delicious! Love the flags that enhanced the desserts in honor of the 4th of July.

Angela McRae said...

This looks like a great new place and I absolutely LOVE the name!

Marlena said...

I love the color of the walls and the whole place looks and sounds delightful