Friday, April 6, 2012
A Real Live Tea House
Let's face it. Our dolls live the good life. And we live our lives through them sometimes. Those hopes and dreams that we don't feel we will ever get to, we let our dolls do it for us. Tea and Tea House dioramas are very common in the fashion doll world. How many cups of tea have your dolls had over the years? For some of us, too many to count. I have wanted to go to a tea house for years. I have collected tea sets for over 12 years now and I drink about 3 cups of tea a day. So when I recently got the opportunity, through Google offers, to experience a tea house, I jumped on it. I decided to go today. I had a pretty tough week and I needed a pick me up.
For $9 (normally $20) I got unlimited tea and this 3 tier plate of goodies. When the lady said go ahead pick out your tea, I looked at the tea menu and thought, "yeah right". There were well over 100 teas on the list. How was I going to pick a tea? One caught my eye immediately. It was called "Wedding Tea". How appropriate. I knew I would have that one along with a few others.
The lady suggested I start with a black tea first, then move to the white and green teas. Didn't know I needed a strategy for tea drinking. I was grateful for the suggestion. The cute little tea pot is made of cast iron.
Remember when Nikaya had her sleepover and she and her friends got treats on my Rement 3 tier stand? I was a little giddy at this point. I had my Rement reference sheet with me that had a picture of the 3 tier stand. I wanted so badly to show my waitress and say "look". But I didn't.
I've always heard of cucumber sandwiches, but had never had one. This was 3 of the 4 sandwiches I had. Little food never tasted so good! Of the 4, the cucumber was my least favorite. Still very good, though. The other 3 were heavenly. At the top of the stand were 2 scones with lemon curd. My first time having a scone, and I didn't have a clue what lemon curd was. My dolls have scones all the time. I figured I would eat just one of them. I put some lemon curd on the scone. There are no words! I didn't remember what she said the lemon stuff was, so I had to call her over and ask. That stuff was delicious! She had the nerve to bring me out another serving. So I ate the second scone and the other lemon curd.
I decided to take a picture from where I was sitting. I was the last person left in the place.
It was a really cute little place.
This was the fireplace room.
This was the fourth and final room. I imagine they do lots of tea parties for big and little girls in this room.
So today another thing got checked off my Ultimate To Do list! It lived up to the hype. I thoroughly enjoyed myself.