All Things Victorian

All Things Victorian
Victoriana Lady Lisa

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Spa For The Soul...

A Tea Party Is Like A Spa For The Soul 


Luscious afternoon scones, savories & pastries at the Crystal Tea Room in the historic Stage Coach Inn

Time For Tea!
The art of taking tea in many areas is a lost art, one that I would like to bring back. I began my business catering afternoon tea parties all over PA, NY & NJ a decade ago. I was inspired as a busy mom raising my small children that all women needed a break, some gal time. It is said that "A tea party is a spa for the soul." It is so true! You come away feeling relaxed and renewed.

Once a customer walked into the establishment where I host afternoon tea events. I asked her if she would like lunch or have afternoon tea in our elegant tea room. She replied, "No not tea, we're hungry, we want food." Obviously she was not enlightened to the fine art of taking tea.

There is ample food at a tea, in bite size portions, so that you can indulge in several delicious things. My tea events consist of assorted scones, such as Orange Cranberry, Poppy Seed, Blueberry, Butterscotch Chip, organic Lavender or Pumpkin. Add Devonshire cream & jam to spread on top, or Lemon Curd if you prefer, (a tangy lemon meringue type spread which is really quite delicious.)

 Savory tea sandwiches are next, turkey & cranberries, chicken salad, tuna, salmon mousse, cream cheese & olive, or open face cucumber, just to name a few. The sweet treats range from cheesecake swirl bites, lemon bars, moist brownies, fruit tarts, peach pillows, and much more. Selections will change from time to time so one does not always eat the same thing over and over. All of this is enjoyed with an assortment of organic teas, such as Peach Coconut, Cherry Almond, Chamomile, Earl Gray, English Breakfast & many more.

An elegant tea table setting at the Crystal Tea Room in the historic The Stage Coach Inn, Drums PA
Assorted China makes the table colorful and reminds us of our ancestors pieces that we now collect.

A quaint tea room beckons one to sit and relax...on the cooler days of fall we will have both fireplaces working for a cozy warm retreat.

Don't you owe it to yourself to take the time out for yourself, with friends or family, to be indulged and pampered? Most restaurants rush you in and out, not when taking tea. The whole purpose of a tea social is to slow down and enjoy the moment. If a burger and milkshake during rush hour at the drive through is your style than perhaps this is not for you. If homemade food with fresh healthy ingredients appeals to you, in a relaxed setting than I invite you to join us for tea!

Author/historian/speaker Victoriana Lady Lisa of The Passion Projects LLC is presenting Afternoon Tea in the elegant Crystal  Tea Room. Located at the rear of the historic Stage Coach Inn, a circa 1800 stage coach stop for weary travelers, it still beckons you to come and sit for a spell.

An authentic Wells Fargo stage coach in the foyer

Weekly on Thursday & Friday Afternoon Tea will be served between 11-3 pm. Menu prices range from $9.00-$25.00. We offer a children's menu, can seat up to 100, have ample parking and are handicap accessible. Perfect for Red Hat Society events! Your hostess Victorian Lady will bring a different display each week from her antique traveling museum and upcoming book, The Fashionable Victorians.

One of the weekly antique displays, Victorian wedding artifacts.

The Crystal Tea Room entrance by ramp near the gazebo.

The historic Stage Coach Inn
668 N. Hunter Highway (Route 309 Mt. Top)
Drums, PA

Call Victoriana Lady Lisa for more information at 570-655-8392

1 comment:

  1. Lisa,
    The Crystal Ballroom looks lovely!! Ann Marie and I are trying to get our dates together so we can come for Tea. Love d the Royal Wedding Tea at the Stegmaier and our stay there was fabulous!! We hope to do it again!
    Did you see my post on it??