Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tea at the White House

A fancy tea makes one feel special. A close friend took me to The White House in Waterdown, Ontario for my birthday, an extravagant gift.

It was delightful to spend the afternoon enjoying this custom in a genteel atmosphere.

The tea shop held many interesting and unique tea related items not to mention a huge selection of premium loose leaf teas. They even had a series of tea house murder mysteries!

We ordered the high tea which included generous portions of delicate crustless cucumber and egg salad sandwiches on freshly baked whole wheat bread and salmon pate appetizers. The sweet portion consisted of English sweet scones served with Devon double cream and preserves, seasonal fruit (including strawberries from their own garden) and a selection of dainty but decadent sweets. I took home what we couldn’t finish.

The tea menu was extensive and included a huge selection of Black, Green, White, Oolong, Herbal, Rooibos and Tisanes. I chose a delicious Sticky Toffee Rooibos. I must admit to being tempted by the Bubblegum Tisane.

Our server was friendly and attentive.

This is the perfect location for an afternoon escape or a special treat to share with your family.

It is strongly suggested that you reserve ahead. The tea room is open Monday-Sunday from 11am-5pm. For prices, location and more information, check out The White House web site.

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