Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tea Room Visit

Today my husband, grandson and I visited Tea At Seven Springs in Powder Springs, GA.  This was our second visit to this tea room.  We arrived without a reservation (they weren’t very busy) and were seated right away at the same corner table that we had on our first visit.  We ordered our tea – Lady Catherine and Paris – which are both made by Harney and Sons Fine Tea.  www.harney.com 

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Both teas were good (although they were not very hot when they arrived at our table) and I decided to bring home a tin of Paris tea.  The tea menu describes it as “In homage to the City of Lights, a blend of Oil of Bergamot, Black Currant and warm notes of vanilla.  Can be complemented with milk and sugar.” 

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The surroundings were pleasant with mismatched china and furniture.  The tables had pretty layered linens.

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One of the blogs I read – www.bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com -had just had a post about collecting china and mentioned that it was nice to use mismatched cups and saucers.  As you can see Tea At Seven Springs puts this idea into practice with their china collection.

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I enjoyed a light afternoon tea which included tomato basil soup with croutons and cheese biscuit, pasta salad, chicken salad on a croissant, frozen fruit salad, scone, fresh fruit, and a pot of tea ($13.95).  Everything was delicious.  Christian had a special children’s plate which had a flower shaped pb&j  sandwich and assorted treats.  The lemonade was served in his own colorful little teapot.  Hubby had bacon, lettuce and tomato on pumpernickel bread with chips.

P7140722 The scones were so good that we brought four home to enjoy this evening (white chocolate almond, cinnamon, seven fruit and raisin).

P7140716There is an area at the side of the building with outdoor wrought iron tables and chairs for those who like to take their tea outdoors.  There is lots of free parking at the back of the tea room.

Across the street is an interesting used book store and an antique and ladies clothing shop.  I’m already regretting that I didn’t buy a large white palm leaf shaped serving tray with gold trim and a metal handle in the center for only $8.50.

You can find lots of information at the website www.teaatsevensprings.com  Since it is only an hour and a quarter drive from my home, I’m sure I’ll be back there soon to enjoy another afternoon tea.

8 comments:

Duchess of Tea said...

ParTea Lady thanks for sharing your afternoon with us. Christian is adorable and I am proud of him for being such a good sport and going out to tea with Grandma (I still can’t believe you are a grandma). As of the mismatched china that in my opinion is the charm of it all.

Duchess xx

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This looks like a lovely tea room! The food looks delicious, and the decor very nice! I love going to tea rooms! So nice that you took your grandson, get him hooked early!

Katherine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

P.S. - I forgot to tell you, the Harney and Sons teas are my favorite! I love the Paris and the Catherine teas!

Katherine

Marilyn Miller said...

Loved your pictures of the tearoom. It is always fun to read about tearooms visited.

I agree with Duchess of Tea, from your picture you look to young to be a grandma.

Angela McRae said...

I would be willing to meet you there sometime! That's where Alex took me for Valentine's this year and I loved it. I was going to comment on *their* pretty Debbie Mumm (I think) teatime plate but then I realized it must be yours. Can you share details?

And friends, having met Maureen in the flesh, I can attest that she does indeed look way too young to be a grandmother. I think all that tea drinking must help! ;)

parTea lady said...

Thank you ladies for your kind comments about me looking too young to be a grandma.

Angela, that plate is indeed a Debbie Mumm pattern called Teapots and was produced by Sakura in 1998.
I bought the large plate and two smaller plates at the Goodwill Thrift Store a couple of years ago.

Linda J. said...

I so enjoyed your photos and descriptions of your tea room visit. Thanks for sharing! Christian is a cute little guy.

Hootie said...

What a nice tea room! Wish it was near me. Your pictures make it look so enticing. I'd love to much on those scones and sandwiches.

I also think it's great that you were able to take your grandson. What a treat! :)

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