What better way to enjoy a Christmas visit with a friend than at a lovely tea room that I’ve never visited before. I set out Wednesday morning to drive to the historic district of Madison, GA and meet Angela (Tea With Friends) for our 11:30 tea time.
As soon as I drove into a parking space right in front, I knew this would be a lovely afternoon tea. The outside was decorated for the Christmas season.
The tables with matching Christmas pattern china were lovely – they were set for a large party meeting in the back area of the tea room. It was obvious that the proprietress, Kathi Russell, has been collecting wonderful tea cups for many years.
Angela and I ordered the Queen Victoria London Tea, which is a traditional English style afternoon tea.
The food was delicious with a selection of sandwiches, including chicken salad, cucumber, egg salad, turkey and a tasty mini quiche. The scones were cranberry and the sweets included a selection of cakes (the lemon square was a favorite). We were offered the house blend tea that was a fruity currant black tea.
We enjoyed a leisurely visit (we never felt rushed and knew we were welcome to sit as long as we wished), then we shopped for some nice tea items. We both bought a copy of the book “Tea Celebrations” from Teatime Magazine.
Although this tea room is not close to where I live, it was worth the trip and I hope to visit again soon.
Thank you Kathi Russell – you really do provide a place to “relax and enjoy yourself in the art of civilized pleasure and taking time for tea”.