One of my fondest memories as a business owner is having had my own tearoom as a part of my lovely shop. The Shoppe for Simple Pleasures and Scarlett's Tea Parlor offered all versions of the tea service......from a cup of freshly brewed custom-blended tea and a scone to full Afternoon Tea which was a complete meal. This was my opportunity to personally meet and greet my customers, and often sit and visit with them. We enjoyed sharing stories of our common interests, personal experiences, and family traditions.
Afternoon tea is historically an English tradition. Dating back to the 1800s taking tea in the mid-afternoon commonly included three courses of finger food, sweets, and savories. In my tearoom we always served delicious little sandwiches. It’s a delightful and relaxing time to sit back and really savor tea, treats, and good company. Afternoon tea is usually served on fine china, with a large pot of tea and three tiers of treats acting as the pretty centerpiece.
Photographed above is my version of the Victoria Sponge Cake with my homemade whipped cream......(trust me, it is delicious!) and served of course with my own custom-blended tea "Scarlett's House Blend."
So let's just pretend that we are stopping right now to relax and enjoy this treat together!