We headed back to the visitor center and hopped on the garden tram for a tour before tea. The tram was full so I sat on Xyra’s lap.
The gardens were so pretty. A lot of the are still looked like winter, but the green grass and flowers and trees that were blooming shouted SPRING!
Then it was off to tea. A footman took our name and seated us. Everyone had their own tea-for-one set and could choose their tea from a section in the center of the table. Then one of the maids would come take care of keeping our tea hot and directing us to the buffet.
We had the Winterthur Afternoon Tea from Eastern Shore Tea Company! (Remember the raven/black current and blood orange teas we reviewed. That company created this blend.)
There were finger sandwiches, stuffed mushrooms, tartlets (we didn’t take the tartlets), and cauliflower soup for the savory course.
Of course, the sweet course had a lot to our liking. Scones with lemon curd, petit fours, cookies, maple horns, chocolate mousse tartlets, chocolate covered strawberries, shortbread, and coconut macaroons (didn’t take any of those either).
We were having a grand time visiting and while finishing our tea I had to have one more blueberry petit fours. They were sooooo good!
These were my favorite flower today. I think we should plant some at home.
Hope you had a great time with us.
Have a great day!
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